21 October 2010

Crystal Healing - Labradorite

Believed to have first been found in 1770 on the Canadian Labrador Peninsula, Labradorite is considered to be a power stone, allowing the wearer to see through illusions and determine the actual form of dreams and goals.   This stone is a plagioclase feldspar and has been found in some meteorites.  Spectrolite, the most valued type of labradorite, hails from Finland.  Other places where Labradorite can be found include India, Madagascar, Newfoundland, and the former Soviet Republic.

Labradorite which shows an iridescent play of colors is used in jewellery and lapidary items.  This crystal is said to be excellent for strengthening the intuition as well as to stimulate the imagination, and is used to develop enthusiasm, thus opening one's self up to new ideas.  It is also used to see more clearly when meditating.

Labradorite is said to provide quick relief from anxiety, hopelessness and depression, replacing them with enthusiasm, self-confidence and inspiration. It is said to dispel negativity and to bring clear understanding by enhancing clarity of thought and improving one's ability to cooperate with others in harmony.

According to an Eskimo legend, the Northern Lights were once imprisoned in the rocks along the coast of Labrador. It is told that a wandering Eskimo warrior found them and was able to free most of the lights with a mighty blow of his spear. Some of the lights were still trapped within the stone, and thus we have today the beautiful mineral known as labradorite.

Labradorite is also said to give perseverance, strength and enhanced intuition when one is experiencing times of conflict and change. Labradorite is told to be helpful in treating eye and brain disorders, and to help regulate metabolism and the digestive process.

A sister to moonstone, labradorite links to the "darker" Crone aspects of the Goddess, and grants inner knowing of Mystery. It enhances intuition and psychic perception; just like the cord-cutting Crone, it helps the bearer to release judgment, and understand their destiny. Use it to bring Light to the shadowed realms of the self and to connect with the power of the waning Moon.

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