NOTE: will need to be made again first. In the last picture you can see 2 matching 54 bead pocket malas made with the same stone, but with a Rose Quartz & an Amethyst guru bead respectively. These smaller ones cost £32 each.
Summary: Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra – Zodiac sign: Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius – Keywords: Intuition, Shamans, Healing, Prevents energy leakage or others tapping into our energy, Transformation, Promotes psychic abilities, Strengthens our will, Stimulates imagination, Calming, Helps with anti-social behaviour in kids/teenagers – Physical & mental health: aids in detoxifying the effects of tobacco, alcohol, and to a lesser degree, hard drugs; respiratory problems, bronchitis, colds, digestion, regulation, metabolism, eyes and brain disorders, stress and anxiety, menstruation, PMS, pain relief, lowers blood pressure, reduces sensitivity to cold, alleviates rheumatism and gout.
Summary: Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra – Zodiac sign: Sagittarius – Keywords: logic, reason, rational consideration, insight, awakening, examination, connection, mind-clearing, tranquility, analysis, intuition, observation, creativity, self-discipline, efficiency, organization, helps in formulating one’s wisdom, meditation, deep journeying, honest evaluation of oneself, dispels mental confusion, increases consciousness, idealism, striving for the truth, eliminates guilt and fears, allows one to shift from (over-)emotional to rational, helps with oversensitivity and impulsivity, worry, clear communication, Poet’s Stone, Stone of Creatives, Stone of Truth, inventiveness, originality, psychic shield, promotes unity in group work, companionship, self-esteem, self-trust, trust, self-acceptance, calming, calms internal chatter, focus; discharges anger & negative thoughts, empowers the release of core fears, phobias, guilt, and control mechanisms that hold one back; shamanic journeying, speak and know the truth, clairvoyance, clairaudience, claircognizance, clairsentience, clairolfaction, clairgustation, insight and pattern recognition, recalling & healing of past wounds, lucid dreaming – Physical & mental health: panic attacks, anxiety, worry, oversensitive, sadism, masochism, PMS, menopause, hormone-imbalances; helps to come to terms with issues of aging, loss of fertility, empty nest syndrome and entering a new phase of life; electromagnetic pollution, “sick-building syndrome”, electromagnetic smog, fear of flying, jetlag, insomnia, sleep, gland metabolism, lymphatic system, cleaning organs, eases water retention, cellular hydration, regulation of blood pressure, racing pulse or heart, inflammation, fever, headaches, sinus infections, muscle strains, throat, vocal chords, larynx, soothes hoarseness, laryngitis, calcium deficiency, reduces acid in the system & digestive disorders, excess weight, radiation damage.
Lore of the Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms. It is, in every sense, a Stone of Magic, a crystal of shamans, diviners, healers, and all who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance. For self-discovery, it is excellent for awakening one’s own awareness of inner spirit, intuition and psychic abilities.
Labradorite is also the most powerful protector of the mineral kingdom, creating a shielding force throughout the aura and strengthening natural energies from within. It protects against the negativity and misfortunes of this world, and provides safe exploration into alternate levels of consciousness and in facilitating visionary experiences from the past or the future.
Labradorite is a member of the Feldspar family and is treasured for its remarkable play of color, known as labradorescence. The stone, usually gray-green, dark gray, black or grayish-white, is composed in aggregate layers that refract light as iridescent flashes of peacock blue, gold, pale green, or coppery red. The predominant blue varies within the light, displaying hues from deepest blue to various shades of pale, almost blue-green. It was discovered in Labrador, Canada, by Moravian missionaries in 1770 who named it for the area. It is, however, referenced in legends by older Inuit tribes, and was known to be in use by the Boethuk peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador. It became a popular gem in Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Wearing or carrying Labradorite allows one’s innate magical powers to surface. It enhances the mental and intuitive abilities of clairvoyance, telepathy, prophecy and coincidence control, and assists in communication with higher guides and spirits in accessing Akashic records, psychic readings and past-life recall. It provides an ease in moving between the worlds, and permits a safe and grounded return to the present.
As a workplace stone, Labradorite brings out the best in people, making work life more congenial. It encourages courtesy and full attention to the customer, and assists part-time and temporary staff in becoming fully involved in a company.
Labradorite tempers the negative side of our personality, the traits and actions that rob our energy and may produce depression or shame. It assists in reducing anti-social, reckless or impulsive behavior in children, teenagers and adults who are easily led into trouble by others, and may aid in detoxifying the effects of tobacco, alcohol, and to a lesser degree, hard drugs.
Labradorite helps develop the hands’ sensitivity, making it useful for physiotherapists and all who use the power of touch to heal.
Labradorite is beneficial to the lungs, and may assist with respiratory problems, bronchitis and colds. It assists in digestion, regulation, and metabolism.
It has been used in treatment for the eyes and brain disorders, to stimulate mental acuity, and to reduce stress and anxiety. It may also be soothing during menstruation, for PMS symptoms, and for pain relief.
Labradorite lowers blood pressure, reduces sensitivity to cold, and alleviates rheumatism and gout.
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.
As the matriarch of the subconscious mind, Labradorite brings forgotten memories to light and facilitates their understanding. It encourages contemplation and introspection, bringing the clarity of intellectual thought and intuitive wisdom to help dispel illusion, determine the root cause of an issue, and bring one to peace. It is an uplifting crystal, helping to banish fears and insecurities while enhancing faith and reliance in oneself and trust in the universe.
Labradorite radiates a predominant blue crystal energy that stimulates the Throat Chakra, the voice of the body. It is, in essence, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked, or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras.
Labradorite’s energy allows one to penetrate the veils of the Void, where all knowledge and possibility are held. It is the place of potential and the source of creation, and for shamans, magicians, and Light workers, Labradorite acts as a protective ally in recalling experiences from other realms, other times and other lives. It assists in moving between the worlds, and in bringing to this realm the creations which are for the highest good of all beings.
Labradorite is a powerful protector of the aura, preventing energy leakage, and others from tapping into and draining your personal energy. It ensures all elemental forces are empowered and proportional within one’s system. It is also a useful tool in radionic analysis and treatment to help pinpoint problem areas.
Referred to as the “temple of the stars,” Labradorite is thought to bring the light of other planetary beings to the soul of the user. Its labradorescence is believed to be of extra-terrestrial origins, and enclosed in the mineral to bring the evolved energies from other worlds to the Earth plane.
Meditating with Labradorite allows one to recognize humanity as “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.
Sodalite teaches the nature of oneself in relationship to the universe, like gazing into a star-filled sky and forgetting the darkness to grasp the innumerable points of light. It inspires insight, awakening, examination, and connection. Called the blue “Logic Stone,” Sodalite emits an easy, tranquil energy that clears the mind and elicits deep thought, expanding the ability to arrive at logical conclusions based on rational consideration. It enhances one’s powers of analysis, intuition, observation and creativity, and strengthens self-discipline, efficiency and organization. Sodalite does not stimulate wisdom, but rather clears one’s vision and intellect opening the mind to formulate wisdom.
Sodalite is one of the densest and most grounded of the dark blue stones and is superb for meditation and deep journeying. It brings insights into the self and an honest evaluation of one’s motivations, strengths, weaknesses, gifts and patterns of destiny. It dispels mental confusion, stilling the mind to allow new information to be received, and brings an enlightened perspective on life. Sodalite increases consciousness, idealism, and striving for the truth, and eliminates guilt and fears better than any other stone. It helps one own and verbalize one’s true feelings and to stand up for oneself.
It is classified as a feldspathoid and is well-known for its rich blue color intermingled with white Calcite, though it may also form as gray, yellow, green, or pink. Sometimes mistaken for Lazurite or Lapis Lazuli, other members of the Sodalite family, Sodalite is a more traditional royal blue rather than the others’ rich ultramarine. It rarely contains the gold flecks of Pyrite common in Lapis, and unlike the even color of Lazurite, Sodalite characteristically displays white veining or mottled patches of Calcite, often with small black inclusions. It can further be distinguished from similar minerals by its white (rather than blue) streak, and its ability to fluoresce orange under ultraviolet light. It is often referred to as “poor man’s Lapis” because of its similar color and affordability.
Sodalite was first discovered in 1811 in the Ilimaussaq complex in Greenland, and gained importance as an ornamental stone in 1891 when vast deposits of fine material were found in Ontario, Canada. It is often referred to as Princess Blue, or its old trade name, Alomite. Other names for Sodalite are Blue Stone, Canadian Blue Stone, Canadian Lapis, and Glaucolite.
Sodalite is an ideal stone for those who are oversensitive, defensive, impulsive, or prone to anxiety or panic attacks to stabilize the mind and allow a shift from emotional to rational. Hold as a worry or palm stone to regain composure, and wear or carry Sodalite to maintain a calm, stable energy. Place on the Third Eye area to gain intellectual understanding and a clearer perspective of one’s self or a situation. Working with a Sodalite sphere helps correct aggressiveness towards others, as well as the self, and can reduce tendencies toward sadism or masochism.
A valued support crystal for women, Sodalite may be used to bring balance to the emotions and diminish outbursts brought on by PMS, menopause, or other hormone-related matters. It promotes understanding and assists in coming to terms with issues of aging, loss of fertility, empty nest syndrome and entering a new phase of life.
Sodalite is a talisman of the writer, known for enhancing creativity and inspiration, focus, and clear communication. It has also been called the Poet’s Stone, the Stone of Creatives, as well as the Stone of Truth. Utilize Sodalite as a research or study aid to remain centered and to sort out the new and unfamiliar, for stimulating deep thought, and for increasing inventiveness and originality in the expression of one’s artistic work. Sodalite may also be used as a psychic shield to keep others from stealing one’s ideas and inspirations.
Place Sodalite on computers to block their emanations and clear electromagnetic pollution. It is highly beneficial for those sensitive to “sick-building syndrome” or electromagnetic smog.
Sodalite is ideal for use in group work, promoting unity and a commonality of goals and purpose. It stimulates the qualities of companionship and mutual dependence, and encourages self-esteem, self-trust and trust in others.
The ultimate calming crystal, Sodalite is highly effective for alleviating fears associated with flying. Hold on take-off and landing, and keep nearby to help counteract jetlag.
For insomnia or other sleep issues, place Sodalite under the pillow or on a nightstand to encourage restful sleep.
Sodalite has been used in the treatment of gland metabolism, and as a purifying aid to cleanse the lymphatic system and organs. It is thought to ease water retention and to improve cellular hydration, as well as to support the regulation of blood pressure and a racing pulse or heart.
Sodalite is reputed to relieve symptoms of menopause, and to reduce inflammation in the body for conditions such as fever, headaches, sinus infections, and muscle strains. It may also be useful in treating the throat, vocal cords, and larynx, particularly in soothing hoarseness and laryngitis.
Sodalite is credited with ameliorating deficiencies of calcium, and for reducing acid in the system and other digestive disorders. It may also be used to combat excess weight, insomnia, and damage due to radiation.
Sodalite is a stone of truth, enabling the conscious and subconscious mind to connect with one’s thoughts and feelings, and helps one to recognize and verbalize those feelings and truths objectively. It allows the shadow qualities, those negative traits one dislikes about oneself, to rise to the surface to be acknowledged and accepted without judgement. Sodalite discharges anger and negative thoughts and empowers the release of core fears, phobias, guilt, and control mechanisms that hold one back. It creates a clear insightful mind open to finding inner peace. Sodalite enkindles self-acceptance and self-trust, and embraces the importance of remaining true to oneself.
Sodalite is an extraordinary stone uniting logic with intuition, encouraging spirituality and deep thinking. It is highly effective as a guide on inner travels through meditation, dream work or shamanic journeying, and can provide one with access to the sacred laws of the universe. By calmly presenting ideas, insights into the self, or symbolic imagery from the subconscious, Sodalite stimulates thought and allows the subtle feelings to permeate the center of one’s being. It promotes multileveled understanding, and allows one to both “speak the truth” and “know the truth.”
Sodalite is an excellent grounding tool for channeling inspirational, spiritual, and metaphysical writings, keeping one’s focus on the Third Eye center. It assists in activating the six clairs – clairvoyance, clairaudience, claircognizance, clairsentience, clairolfaction, and clairgustation. As a stone of insight and pattern recognition, Sodalite is a support stone for astrologers, numerologists, tarot readers, as well as for those who consult the I Ching and other oracles.
Sodalite is a perfect ally for meditation, clearing the mind and calming internal chatter, helping one to stay focused on the moment without being distracted by past or future concerns. This stone stimulates the pineal gland and Third Eye, and encourages a deep trance-like state from which one may gain valuable insights into the self without judgment, and an understanding of why one may find oneself in a current circumstance. Sodalite helps one recall and heal wounds of the past, perceive core lessons from this lifetime and understand where one is on the path to completing them. Sodalite also assists in remembering one’s dreams, and in practicing lucid dreaming.