Labradorite is a type of spectrolite in the plagioclase feldspar family. Its iridescent dispersal of different colors is called labradorescence. Frequently found with quartz, this gemstone’s most famous deposits are in Labrador, Canada, where it was “discovered” in 1770. Its use by Algonkian tribes in the state of Maine dates to the year 1000. It is sometimes confused with opal.

Labradorite is instrumental in cultivating psychic abilities. With strong powers of transformation, it ushers thoughts from intuition to positive action. It aids in self-reliance and ridding oneself of insecurities. It symbolizes vitality.

Color(s) - Light blue, light green, gray, white, pale orange-red, black

Associations - Leo, Sagittarius, Scorpio; sacral chakra; Neptune, Pluto, Uranus

Uses - resources; success/reputation; self-cultivation; vitality