Lapis Lazuli Stones Healing Properties
The name “lapis lazuli” means “blue stone.” The gorgeous blue color of lapis lazuli has attracted the attention of artists for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians used it to create blue cosmetics. In the Renaissance, painters ground the stone to make ultramarine, a blue pigment used for skies and seas.
In good qualities, with intense, deep blue color, lapis is rare, so pieces set with the gem can vary widely in price from luxurious to quite inexpensive. Etymologically, lapis has also been very useful. It comes from the Latin word for “stone” and lazuli comes from the Latin word lazulum.
Common Healing Properties of Lapis Lazuli:
Lapis Lazuli is beneficial to the throat, larynx, and vocal chords, and helps regulate the endocrine and thyroid glands. [Gienger, 54] It overcomes hearing loss and other problems with ear and nasal passages. [Hall, 173][Eason, 223]
Lapis Lazuli enhances circulation and improves cardiac rhythm. [Megemont, 112] It reduces vertigo and lowers blood pressure, and is thought to alleviate insomnia. [Hall, 173]
Relieve oozing or septic sties, and other eye infections, by rubbing the area with a piece of Lapis heated in warm water. Once cooled, the water can then be used for an eye bath. A Lapis heated in sunlight, reduces bruising and is good for skin problems and insect bites. [Megemont, 112]
Lapis is beneficial for women suffering from menstrual irregularities, and relieves cramps, stiffness and lumbago. [Megemont, 112] Lapis Lazuli relieves general pain and inflammations, and is especially effective against migraine headaches. It aids the nervous system and brain disorders, and is believed to help with attention-deficit, autism and Asperger’s syndrome. [Gienger, 54][Hall, 173][Eason, 223]
Physical Healing Energy
Lapis Lazuli is considered to be a protection from psychic attacks, bringing deep peace, harmony, reveals inner truth, honesty, compassion, self-awareness, and self-expression. Because of its healing powers, Lapis lazuli is celebrated as being The Wisdom Stone.
Lapis Lazuli is for Understanding, Understanding Oneself, others and higher principles of the Universe. It elevates acceptance and serenity.
Emotional Healing Energy
Lapis Lazuli is a crystal of truth in all aspects. It reveals inner truth and promotes self-awareness and the acceptance of that knowledge. It provides for the relief of things that may have been suppressed and allows for them to surface, helping to diminish dis-ease or repressed anger, and allows for self-expression without holding back or compromising. [Hall, 173][Melody, 370]
Lapis encourages dignity in friendship and social ability. [Gienger, 54] It encourages the qualities of honesty, compassion and uprightness when dealing with others. [Hall, 173] It provides an awareness of one’s motivations and beliefs and gives a clearer perspective of one’s whole life. It reveals not only one’s limitations, but the opportunities for growth and to utilize one’s gifts and abilities.
Spiritual Healing Energy
Lapis is one of the oldest spiritual stones known to man, used by healers, priests and royalty, for power, wisdom and to stimulate psychic abilities and inner vision. It represents universal truth. [Mella, 89-90]
Lapis quickly releases stress, allowing for peace and serenity. Placed over the third eye, Lapis expands awareness and conscious attunement to the intuitive self, stimulating enlightenment and enhancing dream work. It permits spiritual journeying and tapping into personal and spiritual power. Lapis provides a connection with dream forces that are working to both guide and counsel during altered states. [Melody, 370][Hall, 172]
As a protection stone, Lapis Lazuli recognizes psychic attack and blocks it, returning the energy back to its source. [Hall, 172]
Lapis Lazuli Facts
Some Facts About Lapis Lazuli
The Divinatory meaning of Lapis Lazuli: It is the right time to get yourself noticed in a positive way; a high-profile presentation of your talents is the key. [Eason, 223] Dreaming of Lapis Lazuli signifies faithful love. [Kunz, 358
It is used in casting magical spells by those who want to something that is lost.
Unakite is believed to diminish electromagnetic pollution, and therefore can be kept near computer and television.
Some Ideal Ways To Cleanse Lapis Lazuli
Compared to other stones, Lapis Lazuli is relatively delicate, so it will not respond well to vigorous scrubbing or cleaning. The best way to dissolve any negative energies your stone has absorbed is to cleanse it with sage smoke.
Placing it close to Amethyst or Clear Quartz will also remove unwanted debris from negative vibrations. If your stone needs to be cleansed of dust, rinse it in cold water and dry it with a soft cloth.
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