Labradorite is a beautiful, mystical stone for aura protection and new beginnings. This article summarizes its characteristics, healing properties, and powers.
Transformation, Protection, Creativity, Balance, Intuition
Labradorite is a feldspar mineral (Plagioclase) found in mafic igneous (magmatic) rocks such as basalt and gabbro. Another variety is Anorthosite, which is composed almost entirely of labradorite.
Labradorite can display an iridescent optical effect (schiller) called labradorescence. You can find an advanced explanation of the effect on Wikipedia.
light to dark grey with schiller in var. colors
Translucent to transparent
Category / Formula
Tectosilicate / (Ca,Na)(Al,Si)4O8
Canada, Finland, Madagascar, Russia, USA, India
rare, purple and very light variations very rare
Crown, Third Eye, Heart, Sacral, Root
Labradorite was first identified in Labrador, Canada in 1770. It belongs to the Plagioclase family. The name comes from the Greek Plagios, which means slanting. Slanting because the crystalline structures of the labradorite are not perpendicular, but rather askew to one another. This creates the shimmering play of colors on the stones. The schiller effect was researched in the 1920s by Robert Strutt and Ove Bøggild. In 1960 the very colorful variation Spectrolite was found in Finland.
Due to its play of colors, labradorite quickly became popular. It was built into castles and magnificent buildings as a valuable mirror stone and was soon used as a gemstone. Today the natural deposits are almost exhausted.
Healing Properties and Benefits of Labradorite
Body and Psyche*
Labradorite is beneficial for:
activation of the thymus gland and strengthening of the immune system
healing of bone diseases through high calcium content
preventing spinal curvature
help against weather sensitivity, it has a balancing and protective effect in extreme weather fluctuations and great heat
relieving circulatory problems and balancing blood pressure
relieving gout and rheumatism
Mind and Soul
Labradorite is beneficial for:
supports the imagination, creativity, and artistic talent
protection of the aura
mental protection in relationship problems
defense against external influences
removing other people's projections
dispelling illusions, showing the real intention
calming and balancing, appeasing angry people
focusing on personal concerns
facilitates emotional satisfaction
courage to take on new opportunities
strengthening of a realistic point of view, protection against illusions
allowing other people's bad moods
reminding self-centered people that they are not alone in the world
exceeding the normal limits of consciousness
the ability to experience feelings more deeply
remembering dreams (Galaxite)
helping against anxiety, relieving feelings of horror and panic
alleviating dark premonitions, fear of the future and fear of life
relieving fear of thunderstorms and impending disaster
cleansing the living space of negative energies
penetrates particularly deeply in meditation and reveals particularly deep-seated blockages
facilitates initiation into the mysteries
stimulating intuition and the art of right timing
How to Use
Wear as a necklace if you have bone problems or if you are sensitive to the weather.
Drink Labradorite water or tea for circulatory problems, gout and rheumatism.
Place a sphere indoors to bring about peace in the family and soothe angry people. Don't use a metallic stand.
Labradorite prefers to be used solo in meditation and chakra work because of its sensitive waves.
discharge in running water after use. If its surface becomes cloudy, let it rest in the sun in a bowl with mineral water for 1 or 2 days. Discharge necklaces in Hematite over night.
charge with Clear Quartz and/or sunlight.0
Spectrolite (Labradorite with a high degree of labradorescence, Finland), Sunstone, Anorthosite (often used as architectural stone under the name blue granite), Larvikite, Galaxite
*Disclaimer: always consult a doctor or therapist in the event of illnesses and physical complaints. Healing stones do not replace professional treatment, but can be used to support treatment and healing.
Sources: wikipedia, Judy Hall: The Crystal Bible, Judy Hall: The Encyclopedia of Crystals, Marco Schreier: Mythos Edelstein, Gerhard Gutzmann: Das Große Lexikon der Heilsteine, Düfte und Kräuter, Simon und Sue Lilly: Handbuch Heilsteine