There is very good news about this month’s gemstone. It purportedly detoxifies the body and slows down the aging process! Bring it on! As if that were not enough to get our total attention, it is useful when experiencing change, as it imparts strength and perseverance. It is said to help with psychic abilities and revealing the truth behind illusion. In addition, it banishes fear and insecurities, strengthening faith in oneself and the universe. For those of an artistic bent, it stimulates the imagination, and for those who are too intense, it calms an overactive mind.
On the physical side, it is said to help the eyes and brain, and stimulate metabolism and balance. No wonder it slows aging, it also lowers blood pressure.
Geologically, Labradorite is plagioclase feldspar which just means it’s a mineral within feldspar. The term comes from the Greek, meaning “oblique fracture” referring to its cleavage (in mineralogy, cleavage is the tendency of crystalline materials to split along definite structural planes).
As its name would suggest, it was originally found at Paul’s Island, Labrador. It was also found in WWII in Finland. It has been found in some meteorites.
According to legend, when a wandering Eskimo freed the Northern Lights from imprisonment, a few were left trapped in the stone, giving today’s Labradorite its iridescence. That iridescence gives it its other name, “Falcon’s Eye.”
And so, I close with, Good Luck! because that is what this gorgeous iridescent gray stone is supposed to bring.