Alternative Names: Golden Labradorite
Mineral Species: (Feldspar Group, Plagioclase Series)
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: (Na,Ca)Al1-2Si3-2O8
Crystal System: Triclinic
Colour: Pale yellow to honey brown
Typical Appearance: Usually as crystalline masses.
Chakra Alignment: All, particularly Solar Plexus
Origin of Name & Mythology: Named after its original locality ("Bytown," now Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Bytownite shares general characteristics with other members of the feldspar group, such as labradorite. In addition, bytownite has a powerful vibration that seems to affect the area of the body that is nearest. For example, used near the Base Chakra it can aid grounding. It aligns and balances the Chakras, opens the Throat and Crown Chakras, and can be used to energise the Solar Plexus area and treat the kidneys, spleen and stomach. It strengthens the metabolism and can be used to treat skin complaints, especially when used as a crystal water to wash the affected area.