Struck by the spear of an ancient Inuit warrior, the mystical lights trapped in a rock was set free to be the Aurora Borealis we now see in the northern skies. These glorious lights that reign above our heads can be touched and felt through the Labradorite gem. Although striking it nowadays won’t do the same trick, worry not, for it possesses an all-powerful energy that can guide you into worlds unseen.
The play of color in the Aurora Borealis and the Labradorite are both majestic to look at, that by simply gawking at it, we instantly feel at ease. But if you delve in further, you’ll discover why it’s known as a healing gem, a protective talisman, and a Magic Stone that transcends all dimensions.
Labradorite is named after the Labrador Peninsula in Canada that hosts this unique kind of feldspar stone. When light hits the hard crystalline mineral, it displays spectral colors that ignite from the inside. This phenomenon is called “labradorescence”. Its colors vary from off-white to black, blue to green, and sometimes orange to red. And the softer blue shades to subtle green are what’s usually made into precious jewelries.
Found in India, Australia, Mexcio, Russia, the USA, Finland, Madagascar, Norway, and Newfoundland, Labradorite is widely used for carvings, crafts, accessories, decorative ornaments, as well as ceramics and glass work.
The Origin of Labradorite
Labrador natives have been using the gem for many centuries. Another legend claims that a “Mighty Being” crushed the Labradorite so he can ride the light to the sky. Since then, locals named it the “Fire Stone”. They believe that the captivating gem has mystical and medicinal powers that they’ve used it to get rid of stress and boost their energies. As a protective stone,
Labradorite is said to shield them from danger and negative energy. In 1770, Moravian missionaries were working for the Eskimo Inuit when they discovered the gem in Labrador and christened its name. After being introduced in Europe, it has then flourished in jewelry capitals such as England and France. Labradorite was made into beautiful bracelets, broaches, necklaces, and wristbands. During the World War II in the 1940’s, Labradorite was first unearthed in Finland and they called it Spectrolite.
Labradorite is also said to have come from Atlantis. And if you are a descendant of the sunken city or in some way deeply connected to Labradorite, it can bring you awareness, and awaken your psychic abilities for telepathy, clairvoyance, prophecy, past-life recall, and communication with the divine. When the precious stone is worn, the wearer will initially feel being at the right place and time, and clearly see his or her purpose in life. Emotions are shifted into bursts of zest, motivation, and confidence. A sense of equilibrium will also be experienced.
Let Labradorite heal you by keeping it near you or wearing it as a jewelry. Cleanse it with flowing water; if the gem turns pale, bathe it in mineral water under the sun for a few days so it can recharge its mystical energies.