Power & Benefits of Lapis Lazuli:
Lapis Lazuli aids in taking charge of your life. It brings honesty, compassion, and uprightness to the personality. It is a bonding stone in love and friendship, it dissolves cruelty, suffering, and emotional bondage. It is beneficial for objectivity, stress, clarity, self-awareness, self-expression, and anxiety.
Spiritual & Emotional Influence:
Lapis Lazuli is excellent for gaining spiritual insight and wisdom, activating personal power and inner truth. It also blocks any attacks and promotes protection and safety. It enhances dream work and metaphysical abilities, facilitating spiritual journeying and stimulates personal and spiritual power.
It helps ease depression and anxiety because it harmonizes all aspects of self. It releases stress and brings deep peace as well as great sleep. It
The Physical Connection:
Lapis Lazuli is thought to boost the immune system helping to prevent illness, and beneficial for the ears and hearing. It’s also believed to help repair muscles and the skeletal system. It is also thought to help ease migraines, and great for the throat area and thymus gland.
The Chakras Connected to Lapis Lazuli:
Third Eye (Brow), Throat Chakra, Crown Chakra.
Locations Found & History:
Afghanistan, Chile, Italy, Russia, Middle East, and USA. The history of Lapis Lazuli goes back over 6,500 years and was found and held sacred by cultures in Egypt, China, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome along with other blue gems like sapphire and turquoise. The name Lapis Lazuli comes from the Persian word Lazuward, meaning blue.
Lapis Lazuli was mainly found in Badakshan, Afghanistan as far back as 700 BC when the area was called Bactria. These same mines are still producing Lapis Lazuli today, and it’s the oldest commercial source for crystals and gems. It has always been used in jewelry, but it was also used to make practical items like bowls and combs. It was also used as a paint pigment when crushed up which is why older paintings are known for the bright blue pigment that doesn’t seem to fade with time.
Rarity, Value & Variations:
For the most part, Lapis Lazuli is not that expensive of a stone, but the most expensive Lapis will be an intense, deep blue with tiny flecks of Pyrite with little to no white calcite veins. Lapis lazuli stones that have too much Calcite or Pyrite aren’t as valuable as those that have less. Lower grades of this stone could sell for $1 per carat or less. The higher quality stones will be more around the price of $100 or more per carat. It has a Moh's hardness of 5-6.
How to Use Lapis Lazuli:
Place on Lapis Lazuli on the Throat Chakra or the Third Eye Chakra or wear a pendant over the throat.