Labradorite - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History and Myths

Labradorite Last updated : October 19, 2019 7:53 AM

Basically an unusual mineral, Labradorite exhibits the vibrant presentation of various colors that are caused due to the internal fractures that the stone has, which displays the light back and forth giving the view that the stone is playing with the array of colors that it contains.  This effect is popularly known as Labradorescence.

Labradorite Crystal is a stone that is believed to contain magic. It awakens within the wearer the magical and exquisite abilities and intuitive powers.

Labradorite has derived its name from the Labrador Coast in eastern Canada. The natives of Labrador have been worshipping this stone since its inception, and they call this stone as the “firestone” due to the light-refracting properties that the stone reflects when the light is passed through it. Nowadays, it is commonly used in making Labradorite silver Jewelry

Where is Labradorite found?

The name of this stone comes from the place in which it was first found, which Labrador in Canada is. It is also found in Greenland, Finland, Russia, Italy, Madagascar, Scandinavia, Mexico and the USA. The stone that is found in Finland is called Spectrolite as it is to some extent different, and it shows the full range of colors.

Healing Properties

The benefits that Labradorite carries are:

  • It upholds the emotional turmoil

Labradorite helps in calming an overactive mind that thinks too much and rejuvenates the mind's eye, bringing in the new ideas and approaches.  It is a magnificent tool for returning enjoyment and impulsiveness back in the life whoever wears it. The person who is weighed down much by a number of responsibilities is relieved to a large extent from this stone.

Being the healer of the subconscious mind, Labradorite brings the forgotten and elapsed memories into the light. It encourages introspection and observation bringing forward the intellectual clarity. It helps in determining the root cause of an issue and brings the argument to peace.

It is an enriching crystal that helps in banishing fears and insecurities while increasing confidence and trust in one and in the universe.

  • Cure Ailments

Labradorite is useful to the lungs and may support with few respiratory problems such as bronchitis and colds. It helps out in regulation, digestion, and metabolism. 

It has been used as a cure for the eyes and brain-related disorders. It also stimulates mental acuteness and reduces nervous tension and apprehension. Labradorite may also prove to be comforting during menstruation and PMS symptoms.  It is also a pain reliever and also a therapy that reduces blood pressure, cold, rheumatism, and gout.

  • Increases Spirituality

Labradorite's liveliness allows the wearer to go through the places where all awareness and opportunities are held. It is the source of creation for magicians, shamans, and Lightworkers, Labradorite acts as a defensive helper in recollecting experiences from other spheres, other periods and other lives.

Labradorite is powerful in protecting the aura and your energy from draining out.

  • Heals and Balances Chakra

Labradorite outspread a predominant blue crystal light that is mainly thought to kindle the Throat chakra. The throat chakra is the voice of the body that also lets other chakras to express themselves, and sustain their health as well.

The darker shades of Labradorite encourage the power in the wearer to speak the truth. On the other hand, the lighter shades inculcate in the person to carry the power of balance, suppleness, and relaxation.

Golden Labradorite supports in opening the lower chakras of the body while performing any ceremonies or magical practices.


Labradorite Facts

Some facts about Labradorite

  • Labradorite was found in 1770. A new source was later found in 1940.
  • Large slabs of substandard Labradorite are used in the construction of buildings as a facing material.
  • Labradorite is believed to honour the Welsh Goddess of the heavenly bodies, known as the Arianrhod.

Metaphysical Properties

Labradorite is a much-admired semi-precious gemstone in the present times, because of it not only being colorful, but also the captivating shimmering surface that it holds. It is said to have power over a number of powerful metaphysical properties.

On Moh’s scale of hardness, Labradorite measures about 6-6.5. It occurs in mafic igneous rocks. It also is found in metamorphic “amphibolites” and as a detritus element of some sediment.

Labradorite at a Glance

Cleavage Perfect, in two directions
Other Names NA
Crystal Habit Crystals typically thin and tabular, rhombic in cross section, striated; massive
Streak White
Refractive Index 1.559-1.568
Diaphaneity Semitransparent - Translucent
Moh's scale (hardness) 6 – 6.5
Sources Canada, Greenland, Finland, Russia, Italy, Madagascar, Scandinavia, Mexico and USA
Chemical formula NaAlSi3O8 or CaAl2Si2O8
Lustre Vitreous
Color Gray, brown, greenish, blue, yellow, colorless
Chakra Healing Throat chakra
Birthstone August
Zodiac Leo

Labradorite Color

Labradorite is a feldspar mineral that is found in colors, like grey, blue, brown, green, yellow, and sometimes colorless.

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I wanna gift Labradorite talisman to my grandmother as it is suitable for curing respiratory issues. So, can you please tell me whether it will be right to gift this charm or not ? Will it be suitable for her?
Reply on 1/11/14
Yes Dennis, Labradorite is worn for alleviating the respiratory problems also. So, you may choose it for the same.
Reply on 7/11/14
Labradorite is a useful talisman that may be employed for various purposes like for physical, emotional and chakra healing. But it is neither a birthstone nor associated with any Zodiac. So, how may I choose it? Suggest me a better way.
Reply on 17/11/14
Anna you may take the help of your astrologer. He will ask for your horoscope and will read it deeply. After that he will recommend you an apt gemstone perhaps this one, it depends. So, move on get the best and suitable.
Reply on 25/11/14
Labradorite is neither a traditional birthstone or is associated with any Zodiac so can you please suggest me some idea that may help me in getting sure about this talisman whether it is good or suitable for me or not.
Reply on 1/12/14
You may relate your needs with its properties...if these get matched...then you may go for it...despite this if you are getting confused then you may ask your astrologer to recommend you an apt gemstone...
Reply on 18/4/15
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Reply on 28/12/14
Labradorite bestows the power to the carrier so that he may speck out the truth even in front of huge crowd. This make the beings confident. This stone sounds good. I wish like trying it...What to do? suggest anybody..
Reply on 21/5/15
Hey Alexa, if you find Labradorite gemstone up to your needs then you should try it out. Further, apart from this if you are still facing confusion then you may go for an advice from your astrologer as he would be expert in this field.
Reply on 16/6/15
Wearing Labradorite stone seems to charge me with a sense of excitement and adventure, to take the steps required to go where I have not gone before!
Reply on 2/7/15
Love your gemstone collection!!
Reply on 24/6/19
These are simply amazing!!
Reply on 22/8/19
labradorite is such a beautiful stone and adding your quality is just the finest of them all...
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