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Lepidolite

Balance Emotions, Uplifting, Anxiety

Chakra : Solar Plexus, Third Eye, Crown
Element : Water
Astro Sign : Pisces

 

Lepidolite is a beautiful lavender stone that promotes inner peace. It contains lithium and is a great stone to stabilise moods and balance emotions. It has an uplifting energy that dissipates negativity and helps to alleviate feelings of depression and anxiety. It is known as a stone of transition and encourages us to release old behavioural and psychological patterns and supports us through periods of change and growth. 

Lepidolite is also a stone of spirituality, allowing us to access the Akashic Records and holds our hand on our spiritual journey. It insists to only be used for the highest good and when it is found in its mica form, its properties are amplified. It has a calming energy that also encourages sleep, so it is a good stone to keep on your bedside if you experience insomnia. 

It is a great stone to keep on you if you are suffering from feelings of anxiety or depression to uplift and stabilise your mood.

History

Lepidolite was first discovered in 1861 by Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff. It was originally named "lilalite" due to its lavender hues but was then changed to "Lepidolite" which comes from the Greek word "Lepidos" meaning scale, due to its scaly appearance caused from lithium flakes. Lepidolite is mined as a source of lithium which is used in batteries, mobile phones, microwaves and mood stabilising drugs, among many other things. It is also a popular gemstone for ornamental carvings and jewellery because of its colour. 

Geology

Lepidolite is a complex hydrous potassium-aluminum silicate mineral, which is a form of mica. It is a lithium-rich mica which is rare as it only forms in geochemical environments high in lithium.  Lepidolite occurs in granitic pegmatites and often forms in stacked sheets. It has a harness of 2.5-4 and can be found in many locations all over the world with significant deposits in Brazil, USA, Canada and Madagascar.