An igneous rock known as monzonite that is comprised of ternary feldspars, barkevikite, titanium-bearing augite, lepidomelane, and sometimes olivine, nepheline, or quartz; larvikite is a decorative rock that displays the much sought-after schiller effect known as labradorescence. That was a whole lot of words that don’t really tell us the energy of this “crystal”. Only, if we want to understand something, sometimes it helps to know the “ingredients”.
If we were to try a cookie and it was good, we might say “What’s in this?” Most of the time we aren’t actually planning to bake a batch for ourselves, so why ask? Somehow knowing the ingredients helps us to better understand what we have eaten. Even if we don’t know what those ingredients are, defining them creates a puzzle that we can further examine if we so choose. For example, many of you may not be familiar with the term barkevikite, but odds are you might have encountered labradorescence.
As you read that first descriptive sentence you could have acknowledged the words, even though they did not mean much to you. Then when you got to labradorescence you might have noticed a similarity to labradorite and made a familiar connection. This is a fair description of how this stone works with energy. It helps to categorize and define the “ingredients”. Even if we aren’t sure what the ingredients are or what they mean, it helps us to acknowledge the parts of ourselves and situations that make up the whole. While compartmentalizing all of the influences and history of something can be confusing or even overwhelming, this stone also highlights the area in which to begin our understanding. By providing a connection to both spirit and the physical present, larvikite is an excellent stone for self-discovery, healing, and personal growth.
Some applications for this crystal are:
~ Aids meditation efforts
~ Promotes grounding and stability
~ Strengthens connection to spirit and self
~ Facilitates emotional healing
~ Promotes dream recall
~ Aids divination efforts
~ Facilitates an understanding of past events
~ Highlights and promotes acceptance of multiple viewpoints
~ Promotes feelings of inspiration & motivation
~ Facilitates shadow work
~ Helps breakthrough roadblocks and self-imposed obstacles
~ Facilitates forgiveness
~ Promotes confidence
~ Strengthens faith
~ Facilitates astral travel and lucid dreaming
~ Promotes acceptance of change & aids transformation
~ Helps combat effects of anxiety