Crystal Of The Month - Labradorite
Ok, so if you have met me in person, if you have known me for more than a minute or have just met me I have probably told you how much I L.O.V.E. Labradorite. I have necklaces, pendants, rings, earings, tumbled, carved and even a piece or two of natural Labradorite. They are scattered all over the place, all over my house, office and even my person. I just can’t get enough of it… not like I’ve tried, but I’m going to go ahead and assume otherwise as the evidence seems to suggest.
I don’t know when the love affair started. I only know that the shifting and changing fire held inside the stone was just too much for me to ignore. I love how it seems to hold and balance all of the natural elements. You can hold it and feel deeply connected to the grounding support of the earth while also feeling the fluidity of water which helps you stay in alignment with your intuition. This amazing stone is associated with transformation and change because it helps you to adjust to shifting energies in your life. For those doing Shamanic, Psychic or spiritual work Labradorite provides a smooth transition moving between the physical and spiritual words, helping you to elevate or ground as needed. This amazing stone is perfect for those going through the motions of self discovery… see there’s that transformation factor for you again.
The origin myth of Labradorite is especially interesting. The first nations inuit people believed that the labradorescence (shifting fiery iridescent colors of the stone) was the frozen fire of the aurora borealis fallen to the ground. It is a member of the Feldspar family and It was discovered in Labrador, Canada, by Moravian missionaries in 1770 who named it after where they found it. However the Inuit people had known about it for generations before the missionaries and was used by the Boethuk peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador. Later it became very popular in Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. As you can see this little gem is a … gem. I almost always have one with me in the form of jewelry, I wear it because I love the colors and how much it suits the work I do. Honestly I couldn’t recommend this stone highly enough, so go get you some!