Labradorite is a stone of transformation and a useful companion through times of change because it promotes strength and perseverance. It has a grounding energy as well as protective. It shields you from absorbing other peoples unwanted energy so it's a useful tool for protecting your aura. It can also calm scattered thoughts and promotes empowered communication.
Labradorite is also a stone of magic and mysticism, encouraging you to connect with your spirituality and open you up to the magic of the universe while raising your consciousness and awakening your gifts. It illuminates the imagination promoting creativity and sparking new ideas and clear vision.
Labradorite is a good stone to carry with you if you tend to take on other peoples negative energy and a good stone to use for all things magical.
Labradorite has a rich history, from being used in healings by Shamans to the Inuit people. There is a legend that an Inuit warrior found a piece of glimmering Labradorite and struck it with his spear, setting the Aurora Borealis free into the sky and the stones that were not struck still contain the Aurora Borealis inside them. It was named after Labradore in Newfoundland, Canada where it was first identified by geologists in 1770. Due to its iridescent shine it was extremely popular in France and England as jewellery in the 18th century. It is one of the most popular gemstones because of its lustrous shine and varying colours.
Labradorite is a calcium rich Feldspar mineral of the plagioclase series. It often displays a schiller effect, which is a lustrous mix of colours including blue, green, red, yellow, pink and purple. Labradorite is so well known for its phenomenal array of colours the occurrence is called "labradorescence." It has a hardness of 6-6.5 on Mohs scale and can be found in various places around the world with notable deposits in Canada, Russia, Madagascar, Australia, Finland and the USA.