The Mind Stone
Lapis has been highly valued for many thousands of years. The most famous locality for fine quality Lapis Lazuli is in the same ancient deposit high in the mountains of Afghanistan where it was originally mined at least 6000 years ago. It was said to impart ancient knowledge, and the wisdom to use it thus enhancing one’s awareness, insight, and intellect.
Until the 19th century, it was ground Lapis that was the secret to the lovely blue pigments that so many painters used to depict the sky and the sea. Meaning that when one views all of the blue hues in Renaissance paintings, it is quite likely that they are due to the lovely Lapis Lazuli.
Lapis Lazuli is said to help create and maintain a connection between the physical and celestial planes, creating a strong spiritual connection. This may be related to its property of assisting in contact with guardian spirits. Lapis Lazuli is a manifestation stone. It is also an excellent meditation stone.
Meditating on a goal or quality you wish to manifest can bring this strong manifestation energy in. It is also a powerful crystal for positive or white magic. Lapis Lazuli has helpful energy. It can bring mental and emotional virility and strengthen the mind. It also is said to enhance creativity. Its energy can help organize daily life as well as organizing and quieting a busy or restless mind. Lessening confusion, and increasing concentration. It is found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia and Chile.
Lapis Lazuli is said to be quite a powerful thought amplifier, stimulating the high faculties of the mind; bringing objectivity, clarity and encouraging creativity through attunement to The Source.
Lapis is also connected with Jupiter and thus expands the intellect, wisdom, and leadership qualities, as well as helping in legal matters that arise. The stone works as a shield from psychic attack. It is used to relieve insomnia and let go of anxieties.
Said to help bring one to confront the truth, wherever one may find it, as well as aid in expressing one’s own opinion with harmonizing effect to the conflict. Lapis Lazuli will also help one to allow truth to be the teacher when it is necessary; encouraging self awareness, standing up for oneself, and taking charge of one’s life.
Promoting clear understanding through intuition, Lapis Lazuli allows one to find the cause of and help to balance the function of the thyroid and hormones in to stave off depression. Assisting in the proper health and function of the head and neck, vocal cords, sore throats, headaches, eye ailments, or inflammation in this area of any kind.
Benefiting the immune system, Lapis overcomes hearing loss, eye issue, purifies the blood , relieves insomnia, and vertigo, as well as lowering the blood pressure.
Zodiac Gemstone Properties
- Zodiac Stone of: Sagittarius
- Associations: Jupiter
- Birthstone: Traditional Birthstone for the Month of December
Chakra Gemstone Properties
Lapis Lazuli is ruled by Jupiter and will aid one in balancing, cleansing, and unification of all the chakras for the purpose of maintaining perfection with The One.
It will assist in awakening the Third Eye to tap into ones intuitive strength and psychic abilities.Must be used with care if one is going to place it directly on the Third Eye.