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Labradorite

Labradorite is a type of feldspar.

It is said to represent the temple of the stars and help provide an understanding of the destiny one has chosen. It brings light and raises consciousness and links it to universal energies and assists in transforming intuition to intellectual thought. It helps enhance patience and a sense of the right time.

It deflects like a mirror unwanted forms of energy from the aura it also prevents energy leakage and is ideal for therapists as  is a barrier to negative energies shed during therapy.

It can enhance psychic gifts, facilitates astral travel and shamanic journeying. It is said to calm overactive minds, energizes imagination, and helps get to the root of the matter.

Chakra: Third eye

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; eyes, brain, stress relief, regulation of metabolism, digestion, reduces anxiety and is of benefit for colds. It is also said to help in treatment of gout and rheumatism it is thought to ease menstrual tension and lowers blood pressure. It can be used in radionic analysis helping to pin point the cause of dis-ease.

Feng Shui:

Placed in the southeast it brings resources or in the south for success or northeast for self cultivation.

Yellow

Helps access the highest levels of consciousness and also enhances; clairvoyance, trance, visualisations and channelling. It is believed to be of benefit to the stomach, gall bladder and adrenal glands.

Chakra: Solar Plexus

Hardness:6-6.5

Chemical Composition: SiO2(CaNa)(SiAl)4O8

Other Useful Information:

 

Contains Aluminium.

Labradorite - Andescine

Its name was derived from the Andes Mountains in South America mainly due to the abundance found in the abudance in the Andesite Lavas.  It first appeared in 2003 and has various colours (red/reddish pink/ orange-pink). It was found that this is a colour enhanced Labradorite and not a true Andesine (which are chemically similar). It is the addition of Copper that enhances the colour of this stone.

It is said to enhance vision questing, scrying and connecting to the Akashic record to gain perspective on one’s soul purpose.

 

Chakra: Solar Plexus and sacral

Folk Remedies:

Said to be beneficial for reducing cholesterol.

Hardness: 6 – 6.5

Chemical Composition:  NaAlSi3O8 or CaAl2Si2O8

Lapis Lazuli

It is said that this existed before time was born and it is said to assist in gaining entrance into the domain of the unknown mysteries and sacred texts. It is said to enhance esoteric ideas and enhancing wisdom so as to understand the information.

It stimulates enlightenment, dream recall, facilitates journeying, releases stress, and brings with it deep peace. It is highly protective, recognises psychic attack and helps contact guardians returning the energy to its source. It can reverse curses and teaches the value and importance of the spoken word.

It is stone of total awareness assisting in expansion of awareness and intellectual capacity. It brings harmony; physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Improves self expression, creative thought, clarity, harmonizes conflict, and teaches active listening and bonds relationships.

Chakra: Third eye and throat

Folk Remedies:

It is thought to be of benefit in disorders of; throat, bone marrow, thymus, immune system and hearing loss. Also believed to be beneficial for; depression, insomnia, vertigo, Eustachian tube, lowers blood pressure and the respiratory tract,

Hardness: 5-6

Chemical Composition: (NaCa)8(AlSiO4)6(S,SO4,Cl)1-2

Other Useful Information:

Toxic, may contain Copper  and Sulphur do not place in water and also do not cleanse in water.

Larimar

This is sometimes also known as Atlantis stone.

A spiritual stone that opens to new dimensions, it is gentle and soft coming from the Caribbean it brings tranquilly if the sea and air to the heart and mind. It is soothing and uplifting and can induce a deep meditative state.

It raises consciousness, empowering, dissolves spiritual boundaries, uplifts hurt, fear, depression, brings patience, acceptance, simplicity, creativity and artwork. It is beneficial in angelic contact and communication. Helpful for those seeking a soul mate and helps heal past life heart trauma.

Connects to earth goddess energy, counteracts Geopathic stress. It can be used to remove attached entities, stimulate communication and promote self healing.

Chakra: Throat

Folk Remedies:

It is said to have a cooling effect drawing out inflammation, fevers, sunburn and heat. It is also said to be of benefit to cartilage, chest, head, neck, constricted joints, draws out pain when placed on the area of discomfort and is said to clear the meridians of the body.

Feng Shui:

Place in the northeast for self cultivation, knowledge and wisdom or in the centre for heath, balance and centeredness.

Hardness: 5-6.5

Chemical Composition: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)

Libyan Desert Glass / Libyan Desert Tektitie

It is a natural glass that is believed to have been formed when a meteorite hit the Western Desert where molten rock and sand were catapulted into stratosphere creating a glass like substance.  It is ideal for those who have a sense of not belonging to this planet and feel disillusioned or disconnected.  It has strong links to ancient Egypt where it is thought to have been used to bring Ra (sun god) to earth. 

It has a radiant warm energy filled with the sun’s rays of joy, power, courage and inner strength.  It is a powerful expansive stone for pushing past the boundaries of what is known and the frontiers of consciousness.  It opens from the crown to higher consciousness whilst also connecting to the earth.  It is ideal for goal setting and pushing past and breaking though your own self imposed limitations.  It is also for problem solving and finding a solution to challenges when faced.

Chakra: Solar Plexus

Folk Remedies:

Said to be of benefit for; fatigue, depression, kidneys, bladder, gall bladder, anxiety, and potentially diarrhoea.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre to raise the energy of the house and to fill it with joy, light and energising.

Other Useful Information:

Libyan Glass formed part of the protective heart scarab beetle that guided Tutankhamun on his after-life journey to the stars.

Larvikite

Larvikite is a type of Feldspar; also see Feldspar for additional properties.

It is a strong grounding and protective stone and is said to assist in connecting to nature spirits.  Believed to assist in stimulating inner visions and enhancing psychic abilities and can be beneficial in past life work.

Larvikite is said to neutralise and cancel spells that are no longer wanted, increases security/strength/intellect/ and creativity. It teaches patience.  It is also said to help assist in adaptability and absorption of new information

Folk Remedies:

It is believed that Larvikite can be of benefit in; recovery from strokes, assisting in improving brain function, cleansing and purifying tissues, muscular detoxification, calming nerves, lowering blood pressure and treating skin disorders.

Chakra: Root/Earth

Hardness: 6 – 6.5

Chemical Composition: see feldspar

Lazulite

It is called stone of heaven which brings clarity and purity of universal energies promoting balance, intuition, cosmic alignment and profound states of bliss. In ancient times it was used as a worry stone to help give insight into worries and concerns giving intuitive answers.

It helps pinpointing the reason behind addiction, detaches from desire for more or obsessive control it also helps boost self esteem and achieving balance.

Chakra: Third eye

Folk Remedies:

It is said to help reduce sensitivity to the sun, immune system, fractures, cellular memory, lymphatic system, thyroid, pituitary, liver and migraines.

Hardness: 5-6

Chemical Composition:MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2

Other Useful Information:

 

Contains Aluminum.

Lepidolite

Lepidolite is a form of Lithium mica.

It clears electromagnetic pollution and is ideally placed on computers or mobile phones to absorb the electromagnetic emanations. It insists on being used for the highest good and dissipates negative energy it also insists on transforming lesser spiritual ideas to energies of universal light, hope and acceptance. It is a stone of transition which helps passage through times of variability and assists in restructuring and reorganisation of old patterns. It can also help transitions from one life to another; astral travel, birth and re-birthing.

It stabilizes mood, inspires independence and achieving goals without outside help. Lepidolite helps you stand your own ground, frees you from the influences of others, useful in gridding, and helps bring stability to lay lines and tectonic plates.

Chakra: Third eye and heart.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to assist in location the site of dis-ease, assists digestion, tension relief, stress relief, relaxation, as an elixir it is beneficial to the skin, tendonitis, leg cramps, and tight shoulders and can help in soothing and calming the nervous system. It is also thought to be of benefit for; sciatica, relieving allergies, strengthening the immune system, sick building syndrome and computer stress.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre to bring harmony and balance, north for personal journeys or in the northeast for self worth, cultivation, knowledge and wisdom.

Hardness: 2.5

Chemical Composition: KLi2(Al,Si)3O10(F,OH)2

Other Useful Information:

 

Contains Aluminium.

Linarite

Linarite creates a strong connection to ones psychic centre it is beneficial for psychic development, astral travel, meditation (especially contemplative meditation) and telepathy.  It is a great tool for work with ‘thoughts’ such as mindfulness.  It assists in seeing if one’s ‘thoughts’ are from the heart before verbalisation of   thoughts and as such is beneficial in situations where there is anger or confrontation.

Facilitates calm communication from the heart, and will assist in saying ‘yes’ to life and ‘no’ when it is appropriate seeing us free to follow our soul path.  Linarite teaches us to have confidence in using our skills and talents.  It is useful for connecting to universal knowledge especially for channelling knowledge.

Chakra: Throat and third eye.

Folk Remedies:

Said to be of benefit for; motion sickness, acrophobia, hydrophobia, male reproductive system and glandular dysfunctions.

Hardness: 2.5

Chemical Composition:  CuPbSO4(OH)2

Additional Information:

 

Not to be used in gem elixirs or placed direct in water.  Therefore for cleansing, use other methods rather than water.

Lodestone

It has the general properties of Magnetite with the added property of polarity.

It give the ability to see and distinguish the dualities that exist in one’s environment and is believed to bring to fruition that which is wanted and encourages holding fast to ones purpose. It brings motivation, courage, confidence, eliminating insecurity and dependence.

In ancient times it was said to be used to test fidelity with unfaithful or un loyal ones the partner would fall out of bed when touched by lodestone.

Folk Remedies:

In addition to magnetite properties lodestone can remove energy blockages and induce free flow of strength to the body for it to renew itself.

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical Composition: Fe3O4

Other Useful Information:

Do not place in water.