Lapis Lazuli is known as the crystal of all forms of truth and inner-vision. It was highly regarded and sought after for centuries. It has a rich history in almost all of the ancient civilizations.
I am excited to dive into this crystal with you today. I love the composition and colours of Lapis Lazuli.
History & Mythology
Lapis Lazuli has been one of the most sought after crystals in history. Its deep blue symbolizes royalty and honour, gods and power, spirituality and vision. It is a universal symbol of truth and wisdom.
In ancient civilizations is was highly regarded due to its beautiful colour but also used as a valuable ultramarine dye. This crystal is composed of many such as, Lazurite, Sodalite, Calcite, and Pyrite. It is a rich royal blue with gold flecks.
Lapis Lazuli id referenced in the Old Testament as sapphire – it was the fifth stone in the original breastplate of the High Priest.
Lapis Lazuli was obtained in some of the oldest mines in the world in Egypt. They have been worked since roughly 4000 B.C. and still in use to this day. In Egypt, they would use Lapis as burial ornaments of Kings and Queens. They also would ground the stone to use the powder for dyes, eye shadow, and elixirs.
Michelangelo used Lapis Lazuli as his dye for painting. Any of his pieces using ultramarine blue was made with the crystal powder.
Buddhists recommended Lapis as a stone to bring inner peace and freedom from negative thought. During the Renaissance, Catherine the Great adorned an entire room in her palace with Lapis Lazuli walls, fireplaces, doors and mirror frames. [Simmons, 227]
Lapis Lazuli Properties in the Bodies
-Beneficial to Throat, larynx, and vocal cords
-Regulates endocrine system
-Regulates Thyroid glands
-Overcomes hearing loss
-Lowers blood pressure
-Aids with insomnia
-Aids with migraine headaches
-Enhances intellectual abilities
-Stimulates desire for knowledge, truth, and understanding
-Helps interpret visual cues
-Opens to new ideas
-Aids communication of ideas
-Relieves suppressed memories
-Release repressed anger
-Helps to see and understand clearly
-Aids with healthy internal dialogue
-Allows healthy expression of feelings
-Helps to voice personal truth
-Encourages service to others
-Activates the higher mind
-Aids with deep communication
-Reveals opportunities for growth
-Activates psychic centers
-Balances the energy in the Throat chakra
-Activates the 3rd eye chakra
-Represents universal truth
-Expands awareness and consciousness
-Enhances dream work
-Blocks psychic attacks
-Aids with past life recall
Uses for Lapis Lazuli
There is no wrong way to use crystals, you can always follow what you are guided to, but I have a few tips here if you’re unsure.
Carry it around with you in a pocket, purse, wallet, and for ladies – in the bra.
Wear it in a piece of jewelry; there are many beautiful pieces by outstanding artists out there. Seek what you’re drawn to.
Meditate with it in your dominant hand for releasing, non-dominant for receiving. For example, if you are looking to release stress, meditate with it in your dominant hand. If you need to obtain some clarity, place it in the non-dominant.
Body Grid – Now that you know a little bit about using grids in previous crystal blogs, I want to introduce body grids. It is a meditation of sorts; you will place the crystals at specific points to put your body within a grid. Humans have a crystalline structure just like crystals do; this is how we can connect with them and use them for energy healing modalities. For Lapis Lazuli, I would suggest 6 Crystals (all Lapis), one above the head, one above each shoulder, one on the Throat or 3rd Eye Chakra, and one at the bottom of both feet. Listen to some healing frequency music or a guided meditation that will assist you with whichever issue(s) you are facing.
Chakra Healing with Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli can assist with both the Throat and Third Eye (Brow) Chakras.
It is believed that Lapis Lazuli can help to balance the Throat Chakra – aiding the user in speaking their truth and encourage honest communication. When the Throat is out of balance, we tend to say things we don’t mean, our emotions interrupt what we are trying to say, and we feel restricted as if we are not “allowed” to say what we are feeling. Lapis Lazuli can help clear those blockages and help you find your voice.
Lapis Lazuli is known to activate the Third Eye Chakra. As it is the crystal of all truth, it will help you gain an inner vision for what you desire in this life and what can give you fulfillment. When the Third Eye Chakra is out of balance, we can become stuck in a fog, unable to make decisions for ourselves, and unable to see the bigger picture. We have trouble looking at goals for the future, as it feels too confusing and overwhelming. Once the Chakra is in balance, bring in Lapis Lazuli to help you bring in some answers for yourself and gain the clarity you have been seeking.
Lapis Lazuli is an absolutely stunning crystal. I love looking at it, and I could get lost looking for all of the gold flecks. I have always felt a calling to this crystal early in my journey, and to my surprise, after researching for this blog, I discovered that Lapis Lazuli is the crystal of Sagittarians, which is me! It put that calling into perspective for me. I am very close to my astrological sign traits, so it made sense.
People that struggle with awareness of their own truth should carry Lapis Lazuli with them daily or find a nice piece of jewelry to wear every day. It will help gain clarity on your desires, truth, and purpose. It can help relieve stress and bring on a deep level of healing by bringing back suppressed memories for healing. This healing will be vital to your growth. Undealt with energies of the past can store in the body as cells. These cells contain the memory, but they can also become sick cells that bring “dis-ease” to the physical body. We must do all we can to avoid this from happening. If it has already happened, hope is not lost.
If you need any assistance or guidance, please do reach out to me. I offer Distance Crystal Reiki and Spiritual Coaching, which encompasses all of my modalities. I will reach into my tool chest and provide suggestions for what we can do to help.
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Until next time,
Relevate the day,
Anna – xo