Lapis lazuli is a powerful stone that brings out the best in people. Some people refer to it as a stone of royalty.
It has been used extensively for thousands of year. Not just as a gemstone or stone of power, but also to be used as paint or even makeup when ground up.
Lapis lazuli is an aluminum silicate with a deep blue color. It usually has inclusions of pyrite and/or calcite. The name means ‘blue stone’ in Latin.
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Lapis Lazuli Meaning
Lapis lazuli is connected to the third eye chakra (6th chakra). Though some sources also connect it to the throat chakra (5th chakra).
Because of its connection to the third eye chakra lapis lazuli can boost your self-awareness and psychic abilities.
In ancient times it was used by royalty and even today lapis lazuli can bring out royal qualities in all of us. This is especially true when your lapis lazuli stone has pyrite inclusions.
When it has calcite inclusions, which are white, it can aid you in clearing your mind and help you better focus and perhaps receive the ancient wisdom the stone contains.
Lapis Lazuli Legends and Myths
Because of its sky blue color most myths and legends revolve around the evening or night sky. The connection becomes even stronger when you add the pyrite inclusions that look like stars.
Many Egyptian gods were connected to lapis lazuli. For example Ra, the sun god, had lapis lazuli hair. Because of the connection to gods it was often worn in protective amulets.
Lapis Lazuli Healing Properties
Lapis lazuli has been used in treatments for thousands of years. Today it is still used in gemstone and crystal therapy. Some prescribe it in case of eye strain, but most of the time it is used to relieve stress. It can be used to improve sleep and helps with insomnia.
Disclaimer: Lapis lazuli should not be used instead of regular medical treatment, but in addition to these treatments. Always seek professional help when dealing with health related problems.