Written By Liz Oakes
Lapis Lazuli are powerful intensely blue stones. They have a strong Spiritual energy and have been used since ancient times and are still in use today.
They resonate with the vibration of universal truth and enlightenment and can be used to open the third eye and to also stimulate the pineal gland.
Historically, the more blue in the stone, the more valuable this crystal has always been.
They have been prized since antiquity, as they are one of the most beautiful and valuable blue crystals sold.
This is a useful stone to wear as it is said to relieve anger and negative thoughts, as well as easing frustrations causing the anger.
Discover the meaning, properties and use of these intense blue stones, which have a powerful energy to help with developing psychic gifts.
They resonate with the energy of the inner king or queen, and are historically stones of royalty.
Commonly just known as Lapis, this crystal also helps to balance the male and female aspects of your personality.
The meaning of Lapis Lazuli dates back to ancient times as they were in use by the ancient Egyptians as far back as 7,570 BCE.
The word Lapis comes from an ancient Latin word meaning stone. The meaning of the word Lazuli comes from the Persian word 'Lazur' meaning 'blue stone'.
The best Lapis has always been of a lovely blue color and pieces of this stone take a beautiful polish so it is very popular.
Some of the best pieces of this stone come from the Sar-i Sang mine in north east Afghanistan, one of the oldest mines in the world.
The stones from this mine are quite beautiful, with their deep celestial blue color and silvery inclusions creating a heavenly feel.
The ancient mine in this country has been in use to produce this blue stone for around 2000 years.
This stone was popular in medieval Europe during the middle ages and is still popular today.
Many of the deposits in the world that produce high quality stone have been mined out, so top quality stone is becoming harder to get.
There are also still pieces of lower-grade Lapis coming from various places such as Italy, Egypt, Mongolia, Chile, Russia, Canada and the United States.
It was known to the ancient Incan civilization who obtained stones for carving from the Andes Mountains where the current Chilean stone comes from.
Deposits located west of Lake Baikal in southern Siberia in Russia are also good sources of the stone.
Have you seen the name and wondered, what are Lapis Lazuli Stones?
This crystal is now well known as a semi-precious gemstone which contains large amounts of bright blue Lazurite.
The color of Lapis stone is caused by a number of inclusions of different minerals which make this stone so unique and so beautiful. Along with the Lazurite mineral it generally contains quite a few other minerals.
A piece of Lapis Lazuli commonly has gold flecks which are caused by the inclusions of silvery golden pyrite and it often has white streaks caused by the inclusion of white calcite.
The stone varies a lot, so expect a few color variations within the Lapis Lazuli stones that are available. It is an easy crystal to buy, and it comes in many different forms.
This includes royal blue tumblestones as well as natural or raw stone, as well as polished pieces. It is also carved into various shapes.
It occurs as a metamorphic rock and comes in a few different shades of blue plus it often has other colors in it depending on how much of the other minerals that are included.
The name of this opaque predominantly blue stone has become more well known as this stunning blue crystal has such an impact on most people as soon as they see it.
The color of these bright blue crystals is such a deep intense shade of blue that the name Lapis Blue is now commonly used to describe the color of dye and deep blue paint.
One of the meanings found in classic texts relates to them documenting the facts that the people of ancient times placed great value on these beautiful blue stones.
People of ancient civilizations thought of them as a strong stone of wisdom and may have believed them to be holy stones.
Those who lived at the time felt it's energy created feelings of peace and harmony and brought them the gift of wisdom and enlightenment.
Not only are they beautiful but they may stimulate your sense of truth, as well as allowing you to experience the fullness of enlightenment.
Natural azure blue Lapis stone was also used in ancient times as eye shadow, which was a favorite way to use it.
So you can see why these blue stones have been in use for thousands of years.
Lapis Lazuli stones resonate with the vibration of truth and enlightenment, and are potent stones to stimulate the third eye and the pineal gland.
The energy of these blue crystals may intensify the growth of intuition, channeling and psychic abilities, and may aid you to contact your guardian angels.
The capacity of this crystals energy to stimulate the development of psychic gifts, makes it a stone that is in demand.
Lapis Lazuli is commonly made into beautiful jewelry, and this lovely blue stone is one of the more powerful healing crystals for you to wear.
They are said to be a powerful crystal that helps you to release negative energy. It is highly protective and is said to alert you when psychic attacks happen.
It has a good crystal meaning for anyone who is doing dream work, so place it next to the bed at night to help you to remember your dreams.
Wearing this blue crystal will balance your inner self with your external self.
Keeping it within your auric field is the best way to ensure that it helps to harmonize the male-female facets of your personality.
These stones are a beautiful color and their soothing energy makes them helpful to relax you. Beautiful pieces of these psychic crystals are usually available quite easily.
Pieces of jewelry like my lovely Lapis Lazuli necklace with beads as well as a pendant are made from this semi-precious stone.
Wearing jewelry in your daily life that is made from this stone has many benefits, but a piece of stone put in your pocket can be just as effective for healing.
One of the new ideas that many people have become aware of is to obtain a macrame crystal holder.
It's easy to buy a macrame crystal holder and this gives you an easy way to wear your stone and to quickly discover if it helps you.
It is one of the birthstones on the zodiac birthstone list, so you are sure to find lovely birthstone jewelry pieces, in a wide range of styles and prices to suit.
If you do purchase jewelry made from this gorgeous blue stone, and are concerned whether you may react to it, wear it for shorter periods until you adapt to it.
It is a birthstone for Pisces and Sagittarius, and it is a stone that has many benefits, so it is worth persisting with.
If you purchase a pendant made from this crystal, wearing it near the throat will be very effective to stimulate psychic abilities.
Many people choose to wear lovely deep blue jewelry made from this stone as it is such a beautiful crystal, and if you need its energy you may find yourself simply drawn to it, as I was.
It is on the birthstone list by month, and is usually sold in many stores as birthstone rings or pendants.
It is a September birthstone as well as the October and December birth stone.
Why would you use it? There are a number of excellent benefits of this blue stone including:
What are the crystals benefits of this beautiful blue gemstone?
A good reason to use this blue crystal relates to its action to aid you to use your psychic gifts and abilities better, in alignment with Divine Will.
It has so many benefits that using this beautiful blue stone is highly advantageous. This stone of truth has a powerful energy to help you.
It is called a truth crystal as it has a vibrational effect on the vocal cords that ensures that the words you speak are in alignment with your personal inner truth.
It is a prominent third eye chakra stone, that has a good energy flow that helps to increase your personal power.
It will help you to develop your intuition as well as amplifying your clairvoyant abilities and expanding psychic visions.
These beautiful blue crystals are highly valued for their beauty, but their metaphysical properties and alchemical value is also very important.
Most of you will understand the idea and value of truth, but many are unsure of enlightenment.
So what is this concept "enlightenment" and what is the role of this blue stone?
The metaphysical properties of these blue crystals are helpful to boost your psychic abilities.
Use it within either the area of the third eye or at the throat chakra, as this will accentuate the energy in this area, for the highest use of its vibration.
Using this stone may intensify the growth of intuition or channeling and may aid you when visiting the Spiritual realm, to contact angels including your guardian angels.
A very powerful and helpful way to boost your psychic gifts is to use your one of these stones in a meditation to boost psychic gifts.
Some people may find it's vibration is too strong for them to use for long periods straight up, yet others adapt quickly.
By assimilating it more slowly, you can adapt to its energies and avoid feeling uncomfortable.
It is also a strong stone of protection, so think about getting yourself a piece, as there are many benefits of using it.
Buy a tumblestone to get you started, even if only to begin with, so that you can experience its energies for yourself.
As crystal skulls become more popular, they are now made in a range of stone types, including from this blue crystal.
A lovely way that people are using this stone, is to obtain one of the Lapis crystal skulls, and by using it in a crystal skull meditation you may integrate its energy in an easier way.
These stones have remained popular over thousands of years as it was in use as far back as 7,570 BCE.
Its use dates back into ancient history to 3,000 BC, and were a symbol of royalty in the time of the Pharaohs.
Beautiful Egyptian amulets and burial ornaments of Egyptian kings were discovered in the ancient tombs, including in the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh King Tutankhamun.
There were beautiful pieces of semi-precious jewelry made from this stone in his tomb, so it is known to have been highly valued by the ancient Egyptians.
From the Bible comes more information about this stone, as Lapis was mentioned in the old testament as the fifth stone in the breastplate of the High Priest in Jerusalem.
Part of the Book of the Dead was written on a slab of this blue crystal, and it was a stone denoting royalty and spirituality.
This blue stone is well known for its healing properties and its energy may be an aid to heal weakness within the thyroid gland and the throat.
It is one of the best stones to use for crystal healing as it has a good action to relieve pain.
It is also known to assist the healing of specific problems in the area around the third eye or brow chakra as well as the throat chakra.
Worn at the throat it may help to heal health problems such as hearing loss and vertigo as well as aiding sore throats.
It is a helpful healing stone to assist your immune system as well as both the respiratory system and the nervous system.
These blue stones are beneficial crystals to aid pain and have healing properties that are said to assist your blood pressure as well as bone marrow problems.
The properties of Lapis Lazuli are known to be potent to assist you if you feel anxious or depressed, so this on its own could be a good reason to use it.
They are powerful crystals for inflammation and are well known for their effectiveness to both help the pain of migraine headaches as well relieving pain and inflammation.
They are known to have potent healing attributes that may assist
you if you are suffering from anxiety or stress, so this on its own could be a good
reason to use it.
By starting to use it only during your daily crystal meditation, then working up to using it for longer periods, you may avoid it impacting you too strongly.
Wearing earrings made from this stone will help all forms of communication as it closely resonates within both the third eye and the throat chakra area.
Note that this stone can be very stimulating, sometimes too much, but it is an individual thing.
In summary: even though the deep cobalt blue stone is most prized and therefore more expensive, stones with less blue in them will still be effective to help you.
It is easy to buy Lapis Lazuli stone in many different sizes and types, and different qualities, and this can be used as an alternative to jewelry.
Gemstone jewelry has now become very popular, and while it is relatively easy to buy, the top quality stones are becoming harder to get.
Wearing jewelry such as earrings or pendants made from it is quite beneficial, as they can be worn high on the body.
If you have a piece of this gorgeous blue stone, the main thing to remember is to use it, even if its only once a week, so that you may benefit from its unique energy.
What are the best crystals to use with Lapis?
If you have been wondering which crystals work well with Lapis Lazuli stones, you will find a good range of different stones that it will combine well with.
Wear a Moldavite pendant when using this stone, as it may be helpful, as this transformation crystal is powerful when combined with it.
This crystal is effective combined with Rhodonite and Rhodochrosite, both pink heart chakra stones.
Another stone that has the energy of enlightenment is Golden Yellow Topaz, and it would be beneficial to use Trolleite with this blue stone as it is also a stone of enlightenment.
This combination is very effective, and wearing stones as jewelry is an easy way to keep them on your body.
Moldavite is one of the high vibration crystals, and using these crystals together will make the transformation process even more powerful.
This crystal blends well with other third eye chakra stones such as Mordenite, Tanzanite, Sodalite, Kammererite or Beryllonite.
It works well with other blue throat chakra stones, such as Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Treasure Agate, Blue Calcite and the lovely Blue Larimar, also known as Atlantis stone.
Used in meditation with Vanadinite it may aid you to get answers about how to utilize your psychic gifts.
If you have any need to boost your truth-telling abilities, combine it with Sunstone, Montebrasite or Amazonite.
It harmonizes well in combination with Aqua Aura Quartz, Blue Tourmaline also called Indicolite, Jeremejevite and Blue Euclase, which are stones of both the throat and third eye chakras.
To enhance your intuition combine it with Mookaite Jasper also known as Mook Jasper or Lepidocrocite. To help your imagination use it with Lavender Blue Iolite, Ulexite and/or Pietersite.
This stone has an excellent action to both boost communication as well as to aid clearer thinking.
There are quite a few stones that may assist with clearer thinking, but there are less that will also aid your ability to communicate better.
To help you to balance your male-female energies you may like to use it with other crystals that harmonize your energy and balance these aspects of your personality.
There are quite a few crystals that help to balance your yin-yang energy including Poppy Jasper, Iolite, Amazonite and Hematite.