Known as the Fire Stone by the Inuit people of Canada and believed to contain the Aurora Borealis, it is hard to deny the irresistible beauty and mystery of this crystal. In order to understand how this mineral works with energy, we are going to look at its physical characteristics and not the extensive lore.
Labradorite is feldspar mineral and that display of colorful rainbows comes not from the surface but from deep within the stone. This schiller effect is known as labradorescence. This amazing feature is actually born out of a developmental “error”, a mistake within the crystal structure. When the crystal encounters variations in temperature while forming, we end up with the phenomenon known as lamellar twinning. This is when there are three or more crystals (at a microscopic level) inter-growing together creating sheets of crystal lattice that mirror one another. There is a whole lot of more scientific words to describe this but our understanding of labradorite’s energy lies within these last few sentences.
That amazing mesmerizing color we see when we gaze into a Labradorite crystal is born out of a mistake. Only, there are no real mistakes here. We are going to quote the great Bob Ross and call this a “happy accident”. Something that maybe didn’t go according to “plan”, but the result is a beautiful surprise. Often when we encounter something that isn’t part of the plan, we find disappointment instead of finding the happy accident within the change. We focus on what we don’t have instead of what we have to work with. This creates personal roadblocks. These things can be situational or deeply personal and regardless of the details labradorite facilitates the acceptance of the happy accident. A stone of change and empowerment, it shines a light on the options available and lends the strength to embrace how things are as opposed to how we want them to be.
For a long time, I struggled to explain this stone. It is said to be a stone of magic one with strong manifesting abilities. This holds truth, but why and when is it effective? This stone brings out our inner self. This seems like a great thing but if we avoid who we are and all we are made of this, creates conflict and will result in the opposite effect of manifesting. When I say our true self, that includes all good and all that we hide in the shadows as well – our perceived negative traits. When faced with these “errors” we can become overwhelmed, especially if we are not prepared for this to be a result of working with a particular crystal. However, if we can approach working with this stone as knowing we will encounter our own “happy accidents” the result will be an energy shift of change towards personal empowerment. This is the ultimate stone that displays the beauty, strength and magic we all have within ourselves.
A few applications for this crystal are:
-Amplifies all psychic/spiritual “abilities” *recommended that you have “mastered” your grounding, shielding and self healing prior to working with this stone for the best results
-Aids all manifesting efforts
-Strengthens connection to spirit
-Strengthens connection to higher self
-Increases energy flow through all chakras and auric field
-Assists with shadow work efforts
-Facilitates inspiration and creativity
-Promotes clear communication
-Connects one to inner guidance
-Aids meditation efforts
-Stimulates spiritual “visions” & journeying
-Aids acceptance and healing of trauma
-Aids past life recall
-Facilitates lucid dreaming and astral travel
-Promotes dream recall
-Awakens a sense of adventure & zest for life
-Brings balance to the elemental forces within one’s self
-Helps recognize and release destructive behavioral and emotional patterns
-Aids all divination efforts
-Inspires a sense of wonder and promotes faith in the unknown