Labradorite is a magical stone and the bringer of light. It can raise one’s consciousness, intuition and psychic gifts making it a useful spiritual stone. It also protects against negative energies by creating a shield and it helps banish fear and insecurity. Here’s an in depth on Labradorite meaning: types & how to use it for healing and your crystal practice.
Skip to a section by clicking on one of the links below.
Where Does Labradorite Come From
There are many native stories about Labradorite. Legend says its colors, called labradorescence, came from the Aurora Borealis.
Labradorite was discovered in Canada on the Labradorite peninsula in 1770. It’s also found in Madagascar, Mexico, Russia, and the United States. There are other types of Labradorite found in Finland, Norway and Greenland.
Labradorite is known as a spiritual and magical stone. Probably because of its bright flashes of color. It has many properties and is good for enhancing spirituality, protection against negative energy, life changes and more. I go into the top benefits below.
Labradorite Meaning: New Beginnings
You will want labradorite around when you’re going through a life changing event, because it will give you strength and courage. If you’ve failed at something, it will help you move on from failure. It will help you get rid of those self-limiting beliefs that are preventing you from living your full potential.
Labradorite Meaning: Magic
Labradorite is the bringer of light and magic. It awakens and enhances psychic powers, such as intuition, clairvoyance, telepathy, astral travel, psychic reading, communication with higher self, past-life recall and other abilities.
It activates the third eye, which may help you clearly see the future and distant places.
It’s especially useful for shamans, and others who do spiritual work, because it will protect and help them access the other realms of consciousness.
Labradorite Meaning: Spirituality
It can help one find spiritual purpose, connect them to energetic realms, increase intuition and bring out psychic gifts. It strengthens faith and trust in the Universe. During meditation it will calm the mind and lessen the chatter.
Labradorite will enhance:
- Astral Travel
- Psychic Reading
- Akashic Records
- Past Life Recall
- Communication for higher self and spirit guides
Labradorite Meaning: Protection
Labradorite creates a barrier to negative and other unwanted energies and will prevent your energy from being drained. This is important when doing shamanic work and other energy work where you’re vulnerable.
Types of Labradorite
Spectrolite is a type of labradorite that’s only found in Finland. It has all the colors of the spectrum compared to ones found in Canada. True Canadian Labradorite is mostly grey, green and blue while spectrolite displays a rainbow of colors.
Larvikite is a silvery grey labradorite found in Norway. It’s usually a dark grey with flashes of blue. It’s a grounding and protective stone that has strong Earth energy. It can repel negative energy and clear the mind.
Nuummite is black to grey with flashes of red, orange, gold, yellow, green and blue. It’s only found in Greenland and rare, because it can only be mined in the warm months. Its popular as a tool for shamans and is commonly made into jewelry. It gives confidence and encourages you to accept yourself.
Golden or yellow labradorite
Golden labradorite is a rare, yellow transparent crystal that was first found on the Labrador peninsula in Canada. It can help you access the highest levels of consciousness, enhances clairvoyance, visualization and channeling. It’s good for the solar plexus and creativity.
How To Use Your Labradorite Crystals
As described above, Labradorite has many benefits. It’s known for its magical properties and ability to connect one spiritually.
To get the most out of it, wear it as a bracelet, necklace, ring or carry a piece in your pocket or purse. Keep some around your house too.
When you get it, program an intention into it. This focuses its energy on helping you for a specific purpose. Here’s how.
How To Program Your Labradorite Crystals
Programming a crystal sets an intention for it. It puts energy towards manifesting what you want. Here’s an example of how to use it to help you get past failure and let go of your self-limiting beliefs so you can succeed.
Step One – Identify How You Want To Use It
First identify how you want to use your crystal. Do you want to use it to let go of self-limiting beliefs, to connect to your intuition, for stress, etc.
Step Two – Cleanse It
Cleanse it with moonlight, selenite, smoke or sound.
I go into detail on how to cleanse and charge crystals in this post here.
Step Three – Program It
- Hold the crystal in your hand and picture light surrounding it.
- Think about what you want to use it for and imagine it. For example, if you want to use it to let go of self-limiting beliefs, imagine that you’re confident and proud of yourself.
- When you feel ready, say out loud three times, “I am confident, capable and proud of myself”. Then wear it or place it somewhere you can see it frequently.
If you’re not sure what to say when you program it, here’s a few intentions you can use. Making up your own is just as powerful.
- Self-limiting beliefs: “ I am confident, capable and proud of myself”
- Spiritually: “I am connected to the flow of my intuition”
- Protection: “I am protected”
- Stress: “I am at peace”
I go into more detail about programming crystals here.
Benefits of wearing labradorite
Wearing a necklace with a labradorite pendant can bring you awareness of the multiple realities. A ring may allow you to send and receive psychic messages. Earrings can help you hear the messages from your guides. Place it on your third eye during meditation to enhance psychic abilities.
Crystals Labradorite Harmonizes With
Pair it with moonstone for emotional balance. To manifest what you want through magic, use it with sunstone and golden labradorite. To enhance your awareness of the higher realms, use it with Spectrolite.
Labradorite Crystal Shapes and What They Mean
Labradorite doesn’t come in geodes or clusters of crystal points. Instead, it comes in masses that look like rocks, until you cut, tumble or polish it, to see its bright flashes of color called labradorescence.
You will find labradorite cut and tumbled into many different shapes, from points to animal shapes, hearts and pendants for jewelry.
Raw labradorite looks like a rock and is usually sliced in order to make it small and to see it’s brilliant flashes. You can hardly see the flashes of color unless it’s sliced or polished.
Labradorite Free Form
Free-form is a polished chunk of labradorite. They come in all shapes and sizes. They’re usually cut and polished to show off the flashes of color.
You won’t find Labradorite naturally in points, because it comes in masses. People carve it into points for use in crystal grids and energy work. Use points to gather and direct crystal energy into a room or space.
These are great for use in crystal grids because the wide point gathers energy while the narrow point directs the energy. Grids are crystals placed in groupings of sacred geometric shapes to direct energy to an intention.
Wands are carved cylindrical shapes with a point and a flat or rounded end. They’re used in meditation practice to direct energy to chakras, they can be used in reiki to direct energy and other energy healing.
Stones carved into a rounded shape are good for diffusing energy and harmonizing and balancing a space.
There are many different shapes you can find labradorite carved into. You can find them tumbled and polished, carved into animal shapes and shaped into beads for jewelry.
How To Care For Your Labradorite
Caring for Labradorite is easy, because it’s relatively durable. But, there are a few things I would avoid doing to keep it in top shape.
- When you’re not wearing it, place it on a selenite crystal plate to cleanse the energy or in a jewelry bag or box out of direct sunlight.
- Avoid wearing it in the shower, swimming pool or hot tub. The chlorine can make it fade and dull. Also, you don’t want soap residue on it either.
- To clean it, use a microfiber cloth and gently rub it until it shines.
- Cleanse and charge your crystal jewelry in the full moonlight, on a selenite plate or with cleansing smoke to keep its energy vibrating high.
If you’re going through a big life change, need a change, or want to enhance your spiritual journey, Labradorite can help. It has many uses, benefits and can be found in many shapes, sizes and colors. Have a question about it? Leave a comment below.