Lapis Lazuli and its Metaphysical Healing Properties
Hardness (Mohs): 6.5–7
Color: Blue, mottled with white calcite and brassy pyrite
Transparency: Translucent to opaque
Locations: Primarily Afghanistan, but also Chile, Russia and smaller deposits in Angola; Argentina; Burma; Pakistan; Canada; Italy, India; and in the United States in California and Colorado.
Lapis Lazuli Keywords for Metaphysical Healing Properties: Truth, Inner Power, Organization
Lapis Lazuli is not a single mineral. It is a combination of lazurite, calcite, and pyrite, with small amounts of other minerals. Lapis means ‘stone’ in Latin and Lazuli has its origins in the ancient Persian name for the stone and refers to the name of the area where it was mined in ancient times.
Lapis Lazuli, traditionally a stone of royalty, was highly valued in antiquity due to its intense blue color and today is often known for its use in the decoration of Tutankhamun’s gold funerary mask. In the development of Western European art and culture, Lapis Lazuli was very important as a prized pigment especially in Renaissance egg tempera painting when it was used in a finely ground powder form for a brilliant royal blue color.
Lapis Lazuli is said to help create and maintain a connection between the physical and celestial planes, creating a strong spiritual connection and connection to spirit guides.
Intuitive and psychic awareness is enhanced by Lapis Lazuli. Lapis Lazuli is also a stone that helps with the intuitive imagination flowing through to creativity and spoken communication.
Lapis Lazuli is a manifestation stone and it is also an excellent meditation stone. Combining meditation with a goal or quality you wish to manifest can bring a manifesting energy into play when Lapis Lazuli is in your surroundings. It is also a powerful stone for positive or white magic in Wiccan traditions
As a protection stone, Lapis Lazuli can give protection from psychic and physical attacks. It can be worn or carried to enhance protective energies. It can also be used for protection of an environment when placed in the four corner points of a room.
Mental and Emotional Properties
Lapis Lazuli is a stone of communication that can bring truthfulness, openness, and mental clarity. It is used to help you say just the right thing at the right time.
Mentally, Lapis Lazuli has helpful energy. Lapis Lazuli can bring mental and emotional vibrancy and strengthen the creative mind and communication. Its energy can help organize daily life as its influence can quiet a busy or restless mind, lessening confusion, and increasing concentration.
The strong emotional influence of Lapis Lazuli affects the strength and ability to overcome abuse issues and trauma as well as depression and grief. Partly this is due to its energy bringing inner power and hope. This strong inner power can help rebuild courage, confidence. The hope Lapis Lazuli enhances brings trust that things will work out in spite of past traumas. It also is used to decrease irritability, whether caused by trauma issues or day to day frustrations.
Dreamwork and dream recall are two mystical uses of Lapis Lazuli. It is said to bring the information from dreams into daily life.
Lapis Lazuli is related to both the throat and third eye chakras.
Lapis Lazuli Polished Form Jewelry
A Lapis Lazuli bracelet made by Voltlin that can bring the benefits of contact with this stone to the wearer.
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