- Vibrates to the number 3
- Astrological signs of Sagittarius
Lapis Lazuli crystallises in masses, cubes and dodecahedral crystals. The colour is a deep blue. Lapis is a combination of minerals, primarily lazurite and calcite; pyrite is also contained in the prized massive Afghanistan lapis, while the Chilean lapis usually contains more visible calcite and minimal, if any, pyrite. The dodecahedral crystals generally come from Afghanistan and are quite rare.
The Afghanistan lapis has been likened to the night sky bedecked with stars. It promotes the connection between the physical plane and the celestial kingdom. It represents the forces of initiation into wisdom and the mystical realm.
It is said to have been one of the stones used in the breast plate of the high priest. Lapis was used by the Hebrews to adorn their ceremonial robes. Legend reports that King Solomon (the greatest stone wearer of all) was assisted by an angel of the Lord who gave him a special ring which allowed him to control legions of demons which he used to build the temple.
- Colour – Deep blue flecked with gold
- Appearance – Dense, veined, lapis Lazuli looks like the night sky. All sizes, sometimes tumbled.
- Rarity – Easily obtained but expensive
- Source – Russia, Afghanistan, Chile, Italy, United States, Egypt, Middle East
Lapis Lazuli opens the third “eye” and balances the throat chakra*. It stimulates enlightenment and enhances dream work and psychic abilities, facilitating spiritual journeying and stimulating personal and spiritual power. This stone quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. It possesses enormous serenity and is the key to spiritual attainment.
Lapis Lazuli is a protective stone that contacts spirit guardians. This stone recognises psychic attack*, blocks it, and returns the energy to its source. It teaches the power of the spoken word, and can reverse curses or dis-ease by not speaking out in the past. This stone harmonizes the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Imbalances between these levels can result in depression, dis-ease*, and lack of purpose. In balance, the harmony brings deep inner self-knowledge. Lapis Lazuli encourages taking charge of life. It reveals inner truth, encourages self-awareness, and allows self-expression without holding back or compromising. If repressed anger is causing difficulties in the throat or in communication, Lapis Lazuli releases these. This stone brings the enduring qualities of honesty, compassion, and uprightness to the personality.
Lapis is a powerful thought amplifier. It stimulates the higher faculties of the mind, bringing objectivity and clarity. It encourages creativity through attunement to the source. Lapis Lazuli helps you to confront truth, wherever you find it and to accept what it teaches. It aids in expressing your own opinions and harmonizes conflict. It teaches the value of active listening. Lapis Lazuli bonds relationship in love and friendship and aids in expressing feelings and emotions. It dissolves martyrdom, cruelty , and suffering. As a gem essence, it dissolves emotional bondage.
Lapis Lazuli alleviates pain, especially that of migraine headaches. It overcomes depression, benefits the respiratory and nervous systems and the throat, larynx, thyroid, cleanses organs, bone marrow, thymus, and the immune system. Lapis Lazuli overcomes hearing loss, purifies blood, and boosts the immune system. It alleviates insomnia and vertigo, and lowers blood pressure.
Wear or place at the throat or third “eye”. Lapis Lazuli should be positioned above the diagram, anywhere between the sternum and the top of the head.
Reference: "The Crystal Bible" volume 1 - Judy Hall, Page 172/173