Lapis Lazuli Stones...

For Enlightenment, Truth and Developing Psychic Gifts

Written By Liz Oakes

Lapis Lazuli Stones resonate with the vibration of truth and enlightenmentThey are powerful intense blue stones for opening the third eye and stimulating the pineal gland.

Discover the meaning and use of these intense blue stones. 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.

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These stones have been prized since antiquity, as they are one of the most beautiful blue crystals sold. The more blue in the stone, the more valued it has always been.

They resonate with the energy of the inner king or queen, and are historically stones of royalty. This crystal also helps to balance the male and female aspects of your personality.

Lapis Lazuli Meaning ... Where Is It From?

The meaning of the name of this stone dates back to the ancient Persian. Its name 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 ancient mine in Afghanistan, which has been in use for 2000 years.

While it has also been found in Italy, Egypt, Mongolia, Chile, Russia and the USA, many of the best deposits have been mined out, so top quality stone is becoming harder to get.

What Is Lapis Lazuli?

Have you seen the name and wondered what are Lapis Lazuli Stones? This crystal is now well known as a semi-precious gemstone.

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 common as this stunning blue crystal has such an impact on most people as soon as they see it. 

The color of the stone is caused by a number of inclusions which make this stone so unique and so beautiful. It commonly contains inclusions of white calcite and silvery golden pyrite.

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.

Lapis LazuliCarved Pyramid Shaped Lapis

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 paints.

Who Should Use Lapis?

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.

They may have believed them to be holy stones. Those who lived at the time felt it created feelings of peace and harmony and brought them the gift of wisdom and enlightenment.

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Not only are they beautiful but they may stimulate your sense of truth, as well as allowing you to experience the fullness of enlightenment.

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.

Wearing This Blue Crystal...

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.

Wearing this blue crystal will both balance your inner self with your external self, and help to harmonize the male-female facets of your personality, as well as helping to relax you.

Lapis Lazuli Crystal PendantVery large Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Pendant. Both its energy and looks are stunning!

Beautiful pieces of these psychic crystals are usually available quite easily, including lovely Lapis Lazuli necklaces with beads as well as pendants made from this crystal.

It is one of the birthstone 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? Benefits Of This Stone

There are a number of excellent benefits of this blue stone including:

  • Used at the third eye, it may initiate psychic abilities or powers, as it will activate the pineal gland and open your connections to spirit.
  • By opening the third eye it commonly brings through enhanced visionary abilities.
  • Its unusual vibration makes it an amazingly powerful stone for spiritual growth and spiritual health.
  • Note, that it has a quite strong and unique energy that may challenge many people.
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What are the benefits of this stone?

  • Like most blue stones, it will stimulate and activate the throat chakra.
  • As it is a highly spiritual stone, it will work through the fifth chakra to aid your creativity and communication.
  • Its vibration is known to enhance your organizational ability.
  • It is powerful to create depth and clarity in your thinking and in your communications.
  • This energy may also stimulate flair and ingenuity, and may activate inspired thinking and may allow your to set free your imagination.

A good reason to use it 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.  It may be called a truth crystal, as it also ensures that the words you speak are in alignment with your personal truth.

It is a prominent third eye chakra stone, that will help you to develop your intuition as well as amplifying and expanding psychic visions and clairvoyant abilities.

Enlightenment... and the Role Of Lapis Lazuli

These beautiful blue crystals are highly valued for their beauty, but their metaphysical properties and alchemical value is also very important.

Most of us 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 vibration of Lapis Lazuli aids you to develop a profound conviction and depth of faith.

Along with this you experience trust in yourself, and an understanding of your own spirituality, and the challenges that come your way.

From this comes enlightenment, an immediate and often startling discovery of your own understanding of your spiritual journey, and self confidence and belief in this discovery.

How To Use It? Metaphysical Properties...

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 to contact angels, including your guardian angels.

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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.

Get yourself a piece, as there are many benefits of using a tumblestone, 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 stones, 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.

History Of This Stone, Used In Ancient Egypt & Biblical Times

These stones have remained popular over thousands of years. Its use dates back into ancient history to 3000 BC, and the time of the Pharaohs.

Beautiful Egyptian amulets were discovered in the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh King Tutankhamun.

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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, and it was one of the stones 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.

Using Lapis Lazuli Stones For Healing

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 throat.

It is also known to assist the healing of specific problems in the area around the third eye and throat chakra and may help to heal health problems such as hearing loss and vertigo.

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It is a helpful healing stone to assist your immune system as well as both the respiratory system and the nervous system, and it has healing properties that are said to be particularly helpful for migraine headaches.

They are powerful crystals for inflammation, with the vibration of Lapis Lazuli stones being well known for its effectiveness to relieve pain and inflammation,

They are known to have potent healing attributes that may assist you if you feel anxious or depressed, so this on its own could be a good reason to use it. 

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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 resonate within both the throat and third eye area. Note that this stone can be very stimulating, sometimes too much, but it is an individual thing.

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In summary: even though the deep blue stone is most prized and therefore more expensive, stones with less blue in them will still be effective to help you.

If you have a piece of this gorgeous blue stone, the main thing to remember is to use it, so that you may benefit from its unique energy.

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.

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Combining It With Other Stones

Wear a Moldavite pendant when using this stone, as it may be helpful, as this transformation crystal is powerful when combined with it.

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.

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 it with this blue stone.

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 Pietersite, Mordenite, Euclase, Tanzanite, Kammererite, Beryllonite, Heliodor, Cookeite, Albite, Howlite and Sugilite.

It works well with other throat chakra stones, such as Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Chrysocolla, 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 Preseli Bluestone, Sunstone,  Montebrasite, Okenite or Amazonite.

It harmonizes well in combination with Aqua Aura Quartz, Blue Tourmaline aka Indicolite, Stellerite, Blue Euclase, Sphene aka Titanite, Jeremejevite, Sodalite or Hollandite included in Quartz, 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.

To help you to balance your male-female energies you may like to use it with other crystals that harmonize your energy. This includes Iolite, Amazonite, Sphalerite and Hematite.

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.

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When you buy a new stone or crystal, it is advantageous to use it on its own first. Once you are fully aware of its energy, you may choose to combine it with other stones. Combine stones for short periods to begin with, as individuals may react differently.

But knowing how you can combine various stones may be helpful, as this allows you to get the most from your crystals, and may help you to solve specific problems in your life.

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