Lapis Lazuli helps open the intuitive senses encouraging self-awareness. It reveals inner truth and enables you to align with the higher knowledge of the Akashic records. Stimulating objectivity and clarity, Lapis Lazuli assists you to confront and speak your truth, inspiring confidence and connecting you with the inner wisdom that lies within.
Lapis Lazuli expands your awareness and thoughts, promoting creativity and self expression. Known as a stone of nobility, it encourages you to know your worth and what you deserve. Connected to the third eye chakra, it opens your mind up to the impossible with the celestial energy it carries. It is also a good stone for soothing the nervous system and feelings of agitation and depression.
Lapis Lazuli is one of the best stones to work with to enhance your intuitive skills and psychic abilities.
Mining and usage of Lapis can been found in evidence at historical sights dating back as far as 8000 to 9000 years. It was loved by the Ancient Egyptians who adorned Pharaohs and Goddesses in the stone. They also used it in elixirs. In Persian folklore it is believed to be the starry night sky shrunken down into gem form.
It has long been used in its natural and polished form in jewellery, bowls, plates, vases, mosaics etc throughout Asia, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and South America. In addition Lapis Lazuli has been used in crushed form as a pigment in dyes, paints and cosmetics for thousands of years and was Cleopatra's favourite eye shadow colour.
The main component of Lapis Lazuli is Lazurite and it usually also contains some white Calcite, Sodalite and Pyrite among small amounts of several other minerals. It often fluoresces under a black light due to the calcite content.
Lapis Lazuli is most commonly mined in Afghanistan, Russia and Chile and can also be found in parts of Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.