Labradorite – Put me in the workspace, I will draw inspiration and help to calm an overactive mind. Roll me around, I’m tactile and will keep your thoughts still. The most powerful transformer, a useful friend in times of change. I awaken a sense of adventure but still grounded cos I’m practical like that.
APPEARANCE & ORIGINS
Labradorite, also known as ‘The Stone of Transformation’, is named after the the region of Labrador Peninsula in Canada, where it was first discovered in 1770. This particular crystal is such a popular stone for the home because of its labradorescence which presents in all colors just like a peacock! Ranging from brilliant turquoise, blue all the way through to purple and deep gold. It’s lustrous metallic reflections also known as ‘flash’ are also said to resemble the Northern Lights. Native Inuit tribes of North America claim the first Labradorite fell from the Aurora Borealis from the fire of their ancestors. Another legend describes a brave Inuit warrior who struck Labradorite with his spear and created the Northern Lights. Be aware Labradorite is generally mostly a dark and moody stone in shades of charcoal, grey and brown. When the light hits it at the right angle it will reveal it’s stunning flashes of peacock.
CHAKRAS & PLACEMENT
By letting Labradorite be a part of your daily rituals, you’ll be open to transform and weather change. A stone of the Throat Chakra, enhance your communication and let intuition be your guidance and provide inner sight. Attracting both strength and perseverance, when you hold this stone align your self talk with the power of your crystal to realise and achieve your goals! Put me in the workspace to let ideas and inspiration gain traction into form and action. On window sills or nearby a direct light source to light up the stunning peacock flash!
Birthstone: Labradorite is the birthstone for February 19 – March 19.
Commonly Associated Astrological Signs: Sagittarius, Scorpio, Leo
Chemical Composition: Sodium, calcium, aluminum silicate.
Colour: White, yellow, grey-green, grey, black with white, blue or a colourful surface iridescence
Rarity/Abundance: Commonly Found
Hardness MOHL: 6-6.5
Geography: Canada, Finland, Ukraine, Madagascar, Australia
Mineral Class: Tectosilicates, Feldspar family
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In order to maintain positive energy for our crystals to perform at their best it is important to follow 3 steps.
1. Cleanse 2. Charge 3. Activate
For more information on these steps and how to Cleanse your crystals using the methods below please visit the Learn page!
Crystals with a hardness of over 7 on the MOHS Scale can be cleansed in water.
METHODS FOR CLEANSING:
YES- Fresh Water- Running, Quick rinse, leave out to soak up for 24 hours
YES- Salt Water- Quick Rinse
YES- Sound Cleansing
YES- Smoke Cleansing
YES- Crystal Geode and Cluster Bed- However, Labradorite can be easily scratched so be careful with harder rocks or stones.
No matter what type of Crystal you have our STONED CRYSTALS Mist Spray is always a safe method for cleansing your stones. These will be available from October 2018 onward so stay tuned!
There are a few things regarding sunlight exposure to keep in mind when placing your crystals in the Home & Workspace. Sun exposure can cause fading to your crystals as well as make them more brittle or extremely hot. Labradorite is generally known to be okay with light. Extended periods of direct sunlight may cause deeply coloured Labradorite to fade over time. The color change will not effect the energy your crystal omits, however keep an eye on them and if you see some color change that you prefer to avoid place your stone in a place where there is indirect or dappled light.