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Lapis Lazuli is a dark cobalt and indigo-blue crystal with golden flecks of Pyrite and occasional white patterning throughout. It is made from a combination of minerals, including Lazurite, Calcite and Pyrite. It is an opaque stone that is typically dull naturally, but can be polished to a glassy luster.
Lapis Lazuli is said to have been in existence since the birth of time, and was used by ancient Hebrews on ceremonial robes. It was also a very popular stone for the ancient Egyptians who knew it as the "stone of heaven" and would use it in amulets, cylinder seals, scarabs and funerary masks.
Lapis Lazuli reminds us of the power of the spoken word and is one of the best stones to use when opening and balancing the Throat Chakra. Lapis Lazuli helps to foster full verbal expression, and clears problems caused by “swallowing your tongue”. Lapis encourages clear, truthful expression when sharing information with others, including an easier voicing/communication of anger.
A Third Eye Chakra opener, Lapis Lazuli connects the physical and celestial kingdoms. Deeply peaceful, Lapis provides wisdom into mystical realms and connection with spiritual guardians. Lapis Lazuli can be a key to spiritual attainment.
Lapis also protects against psychic attack, shielding negative energy and returning any negative vibrations to their source.
Lapis Lazuli will enhance dream work and spiritual journeying.
Physically, Lapis Lazuli helps with the immune system, thyroid and nervous system. It can alleviate headaches, migraines, fevers and pain.
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|Physical and Metaphysical Properties for|
|PROPERTIES FOR STONE|
|Crystal Name:||Lapis Lazuli|
|Pronunciation:||LAP-is LAZ-oo-lee/ LAP-is LAZ-you-lie|
|Affirmation:||I see clearly and speak with confidence.|
|Astrological Sign:||Libra (September 23 to October 22), Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)|
|Primary Chakra:||Throat Chakra|
|Secondary Chakra:||Third Eye Chakra|
|STONE NAME INFORMATION TAGS|
|Color:||Gold (metallic yellow), Indigo (dark blue), White|
|Crystal System:||Isometric Crystal System|
|Hardness:||5 to 6 Hardness|
|Numerical Vibration:||Number 3|
|Chemical Composition:||(Na,Ca)8(AlSiO4)6(S,Cl,SO4,OH)2, Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate|
|Physical:||Aches and Pains, AIDS/HIV, Asthma, Birthing or Labor Pain, Birthing Problems and Health, Body Detox, Bone Disorders and Health, Bone Marrow, Brain Disorders and Health, Chronic Pain, Coma, Cramps, Dental Pain and Problems, Dizziness, Ear Infections and Pain, Epilepsy, Eye Disorders and Infections, Fainting, Headache and Migraine Relief, Hearing Problems, Herpes, Immune System Strengthening and Support, Insomnia, Laryngitis, Menopause, Menstrual Cramps and Menstruation, Pain, Panic Attacks, Pregnancy, Shingles, Sleep Apnea, Throat, Vertigo, Vomiting|
|Emotional:||Anxiety, Calming, Coping with Grief, Criticism, Despair, Eases Depression, Emotional Abuse, Emotional Healing, Hope, Melancholy, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD, Panic Attacks, Perseverance, Reducing Stress or Tension, Self Confidence and Self Worth, Suicidal Thoughts|
|Spiritual:||Appreciation, Aura Balancing, Communicating and Connecting With Spirits, Enhances Intuition, Enhancing Psychic Abilities, Karma, Meditation, Psychic Attack, Psychic Protection, Reincarnation, Spiritual Protection, Spiritual Upliftment, Third Eye Chakra|
|Extra Grade:||Beautiful, cobalt blue; gold flecks, some white flecks and streaks; no matrix|
|A Grade:||Nice blue, gold and white flecks and streaks, little to some matrix|
|B Grade:||Poor Blue, much white streaks and spot, and/or >25% Matrix|
Posted on March 16, 2013
|I wear a lapis starburst every day. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but I feel more like myself when I wear it. (Submitted by: Debbie on January 05, 2017)|
|Thanks for the inhisgt. It brings light into the dark! (Submitted by: Ethica on March 22, 2016)|
|Great article (Submitted by: mtemba mzyece on November 27, 2015)|
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