Source: Italy, Greenland, Finland, Russia, Canada, and Scandinavia
Colour: Grayish to black with blue, yellow
Iridescent Labradorite is a highly mystical and protective stone, a bringer of light. It raises consciousness and connects with universal energies. Labradorite deflects unwanted effects in a group. It forms a barrier to negative energies shed during therapy. It can take you into another world or into other lives. A stone of esoteric knowledge, it facilitates initiation into the mysteries of life. It raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies into the physical body. This stone stimulates intuition and psychic gifts, including the art of “right timing”, bringing messages from the unconscious mind to the surface and facilitating their understanding.
Labradorite banishes fear and insecurities and the psychic debris from previous disappointments, including those experienced in past lives. It strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe. It removes other people’s projections, including thought forms that have hooked into the aura.
Labradorite calms an overactive mind and energizes the imagination, bringing up new ideas. Analysis and rationality are balanced with the inner sight. Labradorite brings contemplation and introspection. Synthesizing intellectual thought with intuitive wisdom, it is an excellent dispeller of illusions, going to the root of matter and showing the real intention behind thoughts and actions. This stone brings up suppressed memories from the past.
Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. A stone of transformation, it prepares body and soul for the ascension process.
Source: Britain, Italy, Brazil, Sweden, Canada, Switzerland.
Colour: Silver, red or grey when unpolished; shiny when polished.
Hematite is particularly effective at grounding and protecting. It harmonizes mind, body and spirit. Used during out-of-body journeying, it protects the soul and grounds it back into the body. This stone has a strong yang element and balances the meridians, redressing yin imbalance. It dissolves negativity and prevents negative energies from entering the aura, restoring peace and harmony to the body. Hematite helps you to come to terms with mistakes and to accept them as learning experiences rather than disasters.
Source: United States, India, Morocco, Czech Republic, Africa, Brazil, Australia
Colour: Clear or milky white, grey, blue, green, pink, brown, black, yellow; often artificially coloured.
In addition: Agates are grounding stones, bringing about an emotional, physical and intellectual balance. Agate works slowly but brings great strength, by centering and stabilizing physical energy. Agate is known as a healer of inner anger, fostering love and the courage to start again. Agate creates a sense of safety and security by dissolving internal tension.
Blue Agate is usually artificially manufactured and has no therapeutic properties.