Lapis lazuli is one of the best-known crystals thanks to its iconic blue color. But it’s also a valuable companion for many people. For those undergoing physical ailments, especially those with emotional or psychological components, lapis lazuli properties can help them weather the storm. The lapis lazuli properties may include migraines, menopause, or ailments related to stress and overwork.
Lapis lazuli is also a friend to those with anxious minds or lofty spiritual aspirations. If you’re embarking on a spiritual awakening and aren’t sure where to start, we recommend giving lapis lazuli a try.
What is the Lapis Lazuli meaning?
Now let us talk about the lapis lazuli meaning. Lapis lazuli is comprised of sodium aluminum silicate mixed with sulphur, chlorine hydroxl, and flecked inclusions (either iron pyrite or white calcite) that are golden in color. The stone itself, though always blue, can sometimes have purple or green tints as well. The flecks of inclusions are so crucial to the lapis lazuli classification that without them, lapis lazuli becomes a completely different stone: sodalite.
Lapis lazuli stone is most commonly found in Afghanistan, Myanmar, Chile, the United States, Russia, Egypt, and Italy. It’s been used for decoration and jewelry for thousands of years. Sumerians thought it contained the spirits of deities. Ancient Egyptians saw it as a line of connection to the gods, thanks to its resemblance to a starry night sky.
Scientific Facts about Lapis Lazuli
- Formation: Na3Ca(Al3Si3O12)S
- Hardness: 5–5.5
- SG: 2.4
- RI: 1.5
- Region: USA, Chile, Argentina, Italy, Afghanistanm Russia
Lapis Lazuli consists of calcite, pyrite, and other minerals in limestone or marble. It forms near igneous intrusions and is a product of contact metamorphism. The highest value of Lapis Lazuli is graded by its color. The darker blue the more valued, the more snowflake white the less valued.
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Lapis Lazuli’s Healing Properties
Lapis lazuli is unique in that many of its healing properties are physical and emotional rather than spiritual. The 3 major core value of lapis lazuli are: Strengthen spirit, Connection, Heal
Lapis Lazuli Healing Properties: Physical
- Heal Physical Pain
- Relax Nervous System
- Boost Immune System
You can use lapis lazuli properties for the following types of pain, discomfort, and ailments:
- Back pain
- Problems with the throat and lungs
- Discomfort associated with menopause
- The nervous system
- Thyroid issues
- Migraines and headaches
- A boost to the immune system
Lapis Lazuli Healing Properties: Emotional
- Heal Physical Pain
- Relax Nervous System
- Boost Immune System
It’s obvious just from looking at a piece of lapis lazuli that its emotional healing properties are abundant. The deep blue color is soothing to the eye and to the mind. Many people use the lapis lazuli properties to help with anxiety, boost self-awareness, release stress, stimulate feelings of peace, and ease depression.
The lapis lazuli properties can also help release anger that’s been repressed – if you use the lapis lazuli crystals with this intention, proceed with caution and be ready to deal with those emotions as they come!
Lapis Lazuli Healing Properties: Spiritual
- Boost Self-awarness
- Ease Depression
- Release Stress
Though a valuable companion for physical and emotional pursuits, lapis lazuli is certainly worth keeping around for spiritual healing as well. The lapis lazuli properties are known to heighten psychic abilities and strengthen one’s connection to the paranormal and spiritual. For those looking to delve deeper into the unseen, lapis lazuli properties is an excellent addition to your repertoire.
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Lapis Lazuli as a Zodiac Birthstone
Lapis lazuli properties complements the fiery, impulsive nature of Sagittarians. When a Sagittarius wants to jump into a new idea or project with both feet, fully engulfed in risk, lapis lazuli properties can serve as a reminder that tranquility and peacefulness have their virtues as well.
Aquarius and Pisces
The lapis lazuli properties can also match with Aquarius and Pisces. It’s no wonder that a stone as calming and aquatic in appearance is in perfect harmony with the nature of Aquarius and Pisces.
Along with blue sapphire, lapis lazuli is usually associated with September birthdays. The deep blue and warm flecks evoke the quiet, contemplative nature of the close of summer and the beginning of autumn.
Chakras Associated with Lapis Lazuli
Third Eye Chakra
When it comes to the lapis lazuli meaning on chakra, third eye chakra is the most associated one.The third eye chakra is located on your forehead – at the top of the nose, between the eyes. It’s linked to the eyes, nose, face, and the 5 senses. It’s the center of psychic power and your higher intuition. When your third eye is open, it helps you see the world clearly and rely on your own intuition. It becomes easier to rid yourself of negative tendencies and to break selfish habits.
A blocked third eye can cause hypersensitivity to the opinions of others. It can also make you susceptible to impatience, envy, and an inability to recognize your own achievements. The lapis lazuli properties can help keep your third eye chakra open and flowing freely. It can also help you cope with the negative effects of a blocked third eye chakra while you work on reopening it.
The throat chakra is connected to communication and self-expression – speaking your truth and finding your truest voice. Lapis lazuli properties can help with this by putting you in touch with your spiritual self and being in touch with your emotions – both positive and negative. If you find it easier to repress anger rather than express it in a clear and constructive manner, spend some time with lapis lazuli crystals to ponder why.
Sore throats or other throat problems are also associated with a blocked throat chakra, and lapis lazuli properties are often employed to treat these issues. If you suspect this might be the case for you, consider meditating with a small piece of lapis lazuli crystal at your throat.
While beautiful, lapis lazuli is more than just a stone to make breathtaking jewelry with. Thanks to the lapis lazuli properties, it can be a valuable companion on a spiritual journey or an essential aid when
As with most stones, remember to cleanse and recharge your lapis lazuli crystals or lapis lazuli bracelet regularly to keep it effective and free of negative energy. Cleanse it once a month, preferably alongside hematite. Recharge it next to quartz. (If you don’t have any quartz on-hand, we strongly recommend obtaining some. It’s one of the most versatile crystals, especially for beginners.)