Labradorite

LABRADORITE

Labradorite is a rare kind of feldspar, named due to the place that it was found – Labrador, Canada. The mineral occurs in mafic (rich in magnesium and iron) igneous rocks. It can also be found in certain metamorphic rocks, usually the amphibolites (high grade metamorphic rocks).

 

This rock produces an iridescent effect known as labradorescence due the reflection of light off inclusions of magnetite.

 

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES:

Hardness: 6-6.5

Colour: Multicoloured, colourless, grey, usually has blue or green colouring

Lustre: Vitreous

Chemical Composition: CaAl₂Si₂O₈ or NaAlSi₃O₈ (or both)

 

HEALING PROPERTIES:

.Acts as a reflective shield to protect the aura of the wearer

.Heightens the ability to focus on personal issues

.Helps to deal with other’s moods and emotions

.Helps to reduce stress and anxiety

.Aids with sight, digestion, respiration and metabolism

.Stimulates imagination

 

CHAKRAS:

Solar Plexus chakra (between navel and diaphragm) and Brow chakra (centre of forehead)

 

REFERENCES:

The Essential Crystal Handbook – Simon and Sue Lilly

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labradorite

http://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/labradorite/

Kiara James