Labradorite calms an overactive mind and energizes the imagination, bringing in new ideas. It is a wonderful tool for returning joy and spontaneity back to one’s life. It helps eliminate the emotional drain of daily routine or being weighed down by responsibility and awakens a sense of adventure and change. Labradorite is not a traditional birthstone. Labradorite which is blue in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born as the world awaits the vernal equinox and spring (February 19 – March 19). Labradorite is not associated with any zodiac sign, though Cancer is drawn to its many colors and the stimulation of its electromagnetic energy on the brain’s thinking. Meditating with Labradorite allows one to recognize humanity as a “being of light,” transcending limitations of the past and thoughts of the future and embracing the infinite possibilities of the moment. It allows one to “be” and rest assured the light is always there, surrounding, and pure. Labradorite can be used as a healing stone for the Throat Chakra. The Throat Chakra is located at the base of the throat, and at the center of the larynx. It is the voice of the body. When it is out of balance spiritually you might find yourself habitually lying, feeling fear and doubt about the intentions of others, or find yourself stammering or at a loss for words.
Black Onyx is a seeker transformer crystal. Seeker Transformers are talismans used when the desire is to find a way to transform a part of one’s life to a more desirable state. Seekers are used when we need some help to find a new path, a new approach, or in any quest to gain that which we desire but do not yet possess. When they possess the Earth Power of the Transformer, like Onyx they form crystals that are excellent for seeking new capabilities that will transform some part of our life.
Hematite was used by the ancient Egyptians as an amulet of protection against madness. It is sometimes called “the lawyer’s stone” believed to bring favorable judgments to the wearer involved in a court case. This belief dates to the Babylonian author Azchalias that wrote that the stone would aid in petitions to the King and victorious in lawsuits. Melody notes it is an excellent stone to bring about self-control. She also finds it to be an excellent stone to balance the body, mind, and spirit. Marguerite Elsbeth in Crystal Medicine finds it to be a calming stone useful in meditation. Judy Hall in The Crystal Bible finds it to boost self-esteem and enhance memory and clarity of thought. Robert Simmons in the Book of Stones reports Hematite is the best stone for grounding oneself in the real world and avoiding confusion. Several authors note it is an excellent stone for balancing the Yin and Yang of your nature.