Chemical Formula: (Na,Ca)Al1-2Si3-2O8
Labradorite is a feldspar, as are moonstone and sunstone. It is usually dark grey to black, but occasionally occurs as clear or pale yellow. It shows a schiller (also known as labradorescence) in lustrous metallic tints. The cause of the schiller is a subject of debate amongst mineralogists. Some believe it is mainly caused by interference of light by lattice distortions within the mineral, while others suggest it is the result of layers of another feldspar separating out during the cooling process. Spectrolite is the marketing name of a variety of Labradorite originating from Finland, which shows a particularly effective display of spectral colours. Rainbow moonstone is sometimes mistakenly referred to as spectralite. Oregon sunstone is a variety of labradorite.
Birthstone for Sagittarius, Scorpio, & Leo
Aligns with all Chakras
Properties: Labradorite is a multi-dimensional mineral, working on both the physical and the etheric bodies. Its beautiful schiller (or play of light) gives an outward indication of its ability to help us to look within and self-reflect. It also aids the recognition and enhancement of psychic abilities, while at the same time being both grounding and protecting, and so enables us to work with our psychic gifts in a safe and healthy manner. Labradorite helps to keep the energy field clear, especially for those who have a tendency to pick up on other people’s emotional issues. As an added bonus, it can also maintain our baseline energy level, preventing people who overwork from becoming utterly depleted. Gienger refers to it as “The Old Warrior’s Stone”, as he believes this quality also works for people who have been through many past lives. He also calls it the “Illusion Killer” – another element of self-reflection.