Crystal System: Cubic
Hardness: 5 - 6
Chakra: Crown, Third Eye, and Throat
Energy Vibration: 3
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Source: Afghanistan, Chile, Italy, Middle East, Russia, and USA
Beneficial For: Anxiety, Clarity, Depression, Insomnia, Objectivity, Self-Awareness, Self-Expression, and Stress
Lapis Lazuli, is a deep blue metamorphic rock desired as a semi-precious stone since antiquity. We have evidence as far back as 7000 BCE, of Lapis being mined in Afghanistan. It was highly valued in the Indus river valley civilizations, and was used in the funeral mask of the famed, King Tut. It slowly began being exported to Europe in the middle ages, where it was often ground to make pigments for artists. Lapis gets it name from the Persians, “ lazuward” for blue its prominent coloring. Among the ancients, too it was believed that Lapis would lead the soul to immortality- no wonder the Pharaohs used it in their burials. Known as the royal stone, Lapis featured in most royal ensembles and burials and was its color was used in medieval and renaissance paintings depicting the Virgin Mary as well as the Saints. The blue signified their royalty and divinity.
Lapis is the key to spiritual attainment, enhancing dreamwork and metaphysical abilities, it facilitates spiritual journeys and stimulates personal and spiritual power. Lapis returns energy to its source, making it useful against psychic attack. Lapis also highlights the spoken word, and can reverse curses or disease caused by not speaking out. Lapis harmonizes body, emotion, mind and spirit, bringing deep inner self knowledge and multi dimensional cellular healing. A powerful thought amplifier, lapis stimulates higher mental faculties and encourages creativity. Lapis teaches the value of active listening and helps one confront truth. Lapis aids in taking charge of life, allowing one express themselves openly and mitigate conflicts. When used in chakra healing, lapis released unresolved anger, and brings honesty and compassion ad uprightness to the user. A bonding stone, Lapis dissolves martyrdom, cruelty, suffering, self-mortification and emotional bondage.