Feldspar is a ubiquitous mineral that, usually in the form of small grains, makes up 50-60% of the content of the rocks of the Earth’s crust. More precisely, it’s a group of related mineral species, which, in larger deposits of single crystal forms, are known as several familiar gemstones: amazonite, moonstone, sunstone, orthoclase and labradorite.
Labradorite is translucent to opaque with light to dark grey body color, often with needle-like inclusions of black magnetite or ilmenite and usually showing some fracturing.
This gem is the only species that can claim sole possession of an entire optical phenomenon, in this case “Labradorescence”. Only Labradorite gems show this distinctive directionally-oriented surface display of one or more metallic looking spectral colors. The structural cause is the repeated thin layer (lamellar) twinning of its crystals which creates both diffraction and interference as light passes through and reflects from the parallel surfaces.
A stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Excellent for strengthening intuition – promoting psychic abilities. Powerful in revealing the truth behind illusions, Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities, and strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe. It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas.
Whether you call it Amaterasu, Apollo, or Ra.
Power. Glory. Illumination. Life force. Vitality. The source of life on earth. An important part of mythology, art, and literature, the Sun also represents a psychological principle that transcends time and place. You might say that the Sun is symbolic of our ability to direct our will and to have a sense of purpose.
The sun has been a symbol of power, growth, health, passion and the cycle of life in many cultures and religions throughout time.
Solar symbols can have significance in psychoanalysis, symbolism, semiotics, astrology, religion, mythology, mysticism, divination, heraldry, and vexillology, among other fields.
Sun symbols often involve the wheel, disk, or circle, sometimes with radiating rays. Sometimes the sun is associated with an eye. To the Aztecs, the rising sun was symbolized by the eagle.
In astrology, the Sun rules the sign of Leo, which is symbolized by the lion and is associated with royalty.
the Sun is symbolic of our ability to direct our will and
to have a sense of purpose.
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