Lapis Lazuli was used to entomb and decorate the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. As a stone of royalty and spirituality, it was unsurpassed. It still carries the vibration of the inner ‘king’ or ‘queen’ that lies buried within each of us. For those who wish to awaken that aspect of the self, Lapis is a steadfast aid in the deep inner journey. To know oneself deeply is to resurrect one’s inner Divine nature. Therefore Lapis actually is the stone of royalty in its truest nature, and its path of self-knowledge is the means of uncovering that truth.
Lapis activates the psychic centres at the third eye, allowing one to develop enhanced intuition and access spiritual guidance. it is a stone of visionary awareness, bringing new information to the mind in images rather than words. It enhances intellectual ability, making one a better learner and teacher. It is a stone of truth and a stimulating influence to the throat chakra - therefore it assists one in both discerning and speaking the truth in all situations. Lapis is a stone of initiation as well - gifting a friend with Lapis jewellery can be a catalyst for a mystical journey to higher awareness.
It is a powerful Wind element stone that works predominantly on the third eye and has traditionally been used to assist one to connect with the Gods and invoking Divine Inspiration.
It is the stone of the spiritual seeker and student, stimulating one’s desire for knowledge and understanding. It can help one learn more effectively and is excellent for enhancing memory.
Above all, Lapis Lazuli is a stone of self-knowledge and reflection. It helps one move out of the mundane mind and into an expanded awareness of one’s motivations and beliefs. This knowledge of self gives one clearer perspective on one’s life and creations. It enables one to identify one’s gifts and abilities, as well as one’s limitations and opportunities for growth.
Lapis Lazuli helps one to move their consciousness beyond the mundane and allows one to identify habits, patterns and lessons that we may have difficulty perceiving consciously, and which may be blocking one from making spiritual progress.
Lapis Lazuli helps one identify the karmic roots of dis-ease. It can be particularly helpful in identifying habitual thought patterns and emotions that may be sabotaging one’s healing.
Affirmation: I claim the sovereignty and power of my highest self and I align myself with my highest truth.
This crystal description has been adapted from my favourite crystal book - The Book of Stones