Lapis Lazuli (sometimes referred to as Lapis) is an ancient stone surrounded by myth and legend. It has been sought after and beloved for millennia for its stunning blue color and for its connection to the heavens above.
This is a stone of self mastery and protection. It guards you from harm by clearing negative energies and EMF radiation in your energy field, as well as cleansing your aura. Lapis Lazuli also balances forces around you so you can walk safely through a situation. Use it to live freely and express your inner truths without worry.
Lapis is also a stone of universal truth and initiation. It is very effective with helping those who have difficulties effectively communicating their thoughts. Lapis is also known for helping to release stress when it comes to speaking out. Those who work in journalism, psychology, and executive positions should seek out Lapis, as it helps with wisdom, mental clarity, and good judgment.
This stone has always been representative of royalty. The sarcophagi of Egyptian pharaohs, including King Tut, were decorated with Lapis Lazuli and other gemstones. In recent times, Lapis has become even more hard to find, which has only heightened its value.
Catherine the Great of Russia decorated a room in her palace with Lapis Lazuli, using it to adorn walls, fireplaces, doors, and furniture.
Ancient Egyptians believed that holding a piece of Lapis Lazuli while ill encouraged healing.
Lapis Lazuli has long been ground up by artists to create deep blue paints.
Lapis Lazuli has been mined for over 4,000 years. Some of these mines are still in use today.
Lapis Lazuli is a metamorphic rock that contains high levels of the mineral lazurite, which creates the spectacular blue color it is known for. Some specimens may also contain pyrite, calcite, and other minor minerals. Most Lapis Lazuli is mined in Afghanistan, though it is also found in other Middle Eastern and Asian countries.
This gemstone is associated with the throat, third eye, soma, and crown chakras.
Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius, and Capricorn are associated with Lapis.
Lapis Lazuli is thought to be very beneficial for ailments of the throat and other neck muscles. It is also believed to support circulation, hearing, and the endocrine system.
Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.
Tumbled Lapis Lazuli Care
All gemstones are unique and special. Variation in color and inclusions are natural and to be expected. We have selected all of our stones for their high vibration and quality. Bathe in full moonlight regularly to energize crystals. Cleanse regularly by placing on a piece of selenite or by moving through the smoke of sage. These stones can be gently washed with soap and water if necessary.
Lapis Lazuli at Crystal Life
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