Alternative Names: Spectrolite, Black Moonstone
Origin: Madagascar, Scandinavia, Russia
Mineral Species: Anorthite
Mineral Group: Feldspar Group (Plagioclase Series)
Chemical Formula: (Na,Ca)Al1-2Si3-2O8
Crystal System: Triclinic
Colour: Usually pale grey-blue to dark grey, green-brown to black. Characterised by vivid flashes of iridescence, typically blue or gold.
Typical Appearance: Massive crystalline aggregates, typically of a layered velvet-like structure, often with characteristic flashes of brilliant colour.
Birthstone: Sagittarius, Scorpio, & Leo
Chakra Alignment: Throat & Root
Element: Earth and Ether (Spirit)
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the occurrence in Labrador, Canada.
Labradorite is a multi-dimensional mineral, working on both the physical and the etheric bodies. Its beautiful schiller (or play of light) gives an outward indication of its ability to help us to look within and self-reflect. It also aids the recognition and enhancement of psychic abilities, while at the same time being both grounding and protecting, and so enables us to work with our psychic gifts in a safe and healthy manner.
Labradorite helps to keep the energy field clear, especially for those who have a tendency to pick up on other people’s emotional issues. As an added bonus, it can also maintain our baseline energy level, preventing people who overwork from becoming utterly depleted.
Gienger refers to it as “The Old Warrior’s Stone”, as he believes this quality also works for people who have been through many past lives. He also calls it the “Illusion Killer” – another element of self-reflection.