Lapis Lazuli Meaning
Astrological Sign of Sagittarius
Lapis Lazuli crystallizes in masses, cubes, and dodecahedral crystals. The colour is deep blue. Lapis is a combination of minerals, primarily lazurite and calcite; pyrite is also contained in the prized massive Afghanistan lapis, while the Chilean lapis usually contains more visible calcite and minimal, if any, pyrite. The dodecahedral crystals generally come from Afghanistan, and are quite rare.
It is a stone said to have existed since before “time was born”, assisting one in gaining admission to the domain of the unknown mysteries of the sacred texts and the esoteric ideas and enhancing the wisdom to understand the information. It further allows one to gain access to, and to explore, the esoteric planetary knowledge.
The Afghanistan lapis has been likened to the night sky bedecked with stars. It promotes the connection between the physical plane and the celestial kingdom. It represents the forces of initiation into wisdom and the mystical realm.
Lapis provides for activation and energizing of the throat and brow chakras. The crystalline structure further clears these chakras and provides for unification of all of the chakras for the purpose of maintaining the “perfection” within the person.
Lapis lazuli is a “stone of total awareness”, helping to expand awareness and intellectual capacity, and allowing for conscious attunement to the intuitive and psychic aspects of ones nature. It also helps one to remain objective about the subjective, providing for stimulus to the process of reasoning and reinforcing the acceptance of subsequent knowledge.
It enables one to obtain relief from that which has been pressed into the shallow recesses of the mind. providing objectivity, clarity, and mental endurance during release of emotional bondage. It helps for diminishment of internal smoldering fire which leads to dis-ease. It stimulates the communicative facets of the self, providing for clarity and responsiveness during the release of information.
It assists one in the attunement to the creative source, stimulating he expansion and the realization o consciousness toward the awakening of the perfection of the self. It promotes the insight to a structured plan which can help one to evolve upward toward the light of the total unification with “All that is”.
Lapis can be placed over the third-eye [e.g., a cabochon or crystal] to aid one in developing insight into ones own dreams. It assists in providing a connection with the dream forces which are working to both guide and counsel one during altered states.
It helps to stimulate emotional, mental, and physical purity and clarity, supporting ones courage in activities culminating in the advancement toward universal wisdom.
It can assist one in the organization of ones life and in the routine day-to-day activities in which one is involved.
It is said to have been one of the stones used in the breastplate of the high priest.
Laps was used by the Hebrews to adorn their ceremonial robes. Legend reports that King Solomon (the greatest stone-wearer of all) was assisted by an angel of the Lord who gave him a special ring which allowed him to control legions of demons which he used to build the temple.
It helps one to overcome depression and enhances the states of serenity and self-acceptance. It is said to bring cheer to the user and to bring success in relationships.
It has been used to further the connected-ness between the male and female attributes of this plane. It assists in balancing the yin-yang energies, focusing on the optimum equilibrium during each situation or circumstance of which one is a participant.
It has been used as a protective stone, sheltering the wearer/ carrier from physical danger and psychic attacks.
Lapis and rutilated topaz have been used together to both shield and build the aura. One method of combining the minerals is via elixir; another method is to use one mineral an elixir and to carry or wear the other; a third method is to wear both minerals. The reader is encouraged to both explore and discover other techniques which are conducive to personal fulfillment.
Lapis can be used in the treatment of disorders of the throat, bone marrow, thymus, and immune system. It can help to relieve the symptoms of insomnia, vertigo, and dizziness. It can assist in preventing and in rectifying RNA/DNA damage, and has been used to activate the regenerative energies within the body. It can be used to stimulate cellular restructuring with respect to both hearing loss and the Eustachian tube.
In addition, the crystalline form of lapis can be used to access the energy to sustain health and to restructure cellular, muscular, and skeletal disorders.
Vibrates to the number 3
Chakra Activated (3rd)
Bibliography: Melody, Love Is In The Earth – Earth Love Publishing House, 1997