Lapis Lazuli: Metaphysical Meaning and Properties

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Lapis Lazuli is a wonderful crystal that we have here at Crystalis Treasures, which is why it is this month’s featured crystal! Lapis  stimulates knowledge, wisdom, and total awareness. It allows access to esoteric knowledge and provides objectivity, clarity, and mental endurance. Lapis also enhances communication and organization skills. Take a deeper look at the composition, characteristics, meatphysical properties, and associations of Lapis with us!

Composition and Characteristics of Lapis Lazuli

Lapis lazuli is a combination of several different minerals, primarily sodalite, pyrite, calcite, hauynite, noselite, and lazurite. The sodalite and hauynite give the stone its signature deep blue color, while the calcite gives the stone the white inclusions. It’s famous glints of gold are the pyrite. The stone tends to crystallize in cubes, masses, and dodecahedrals (twelve-sided figures). The dodecahedrals are fairly rare and typically only found in Afghanistan, while the standard lapis can be found in Chile, Pakistan, Argentina, etc. This stone is slightly softer coming in between a 5 and a 6 on the Mohr’s Scale.

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Properties of Lapis Lazuli

Lapis helps with mental clarity and wisdom. It assists with taping into you intuition, and is known to help mediums with their work. Also known as “The Stone of Total Awareness,” this stone is associated with focus, clarity, and knowledge. For this reason, many students carry pieces of lapis with them into tests or wear lapis jewelry while at school. It also helps with organization, and many people use it to help develop themselves a routine.

Lapis Lazuli is also known to be a calming stone. Wearing or carrying this stone helps relieve frustration and anger. It is often used to overcome emotional trauma. The crystal helps you overcome depression and helps you accept yourself. Lapis helps you consider the objective over the subjective, so you can make more rational decisions about difficult subjects.

As for physical uses of the stone, this crystal is used to relieve inflammation and deal with the symptoms of inflammatory diseases. This crystal is often used to help heal sprains and strained muscles.

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Lapis is associated with the third eye, throat, and crown chakras. It is associated with the planet Jupiter and the astrological sign Sagittarius. If you wish to use the stone to call on archangels it is associated with Camael, Metatron, and Michael. Despite the deep blue color, the element it is associated with is fire, and it resonates with the number three.

Ways to Use Lapis Lazuli

The best way for you to use lapis will be dependent on what property of the crystal you want to tap into. If you’re a student who wants to do better in school, wearing a lapis bracelet or a pair of lapis earrings to class might help. You could even carry a lapis lazuli tumbled stone around in your pocket for the day. If you work from home, it may be beneficial for you to have a larger piece as a fixture on your desk. You could place a lapis sphere or a lapis freeform on your desk to help you organize your thoughts, communicate your needs, and calm yourself after dealing with coworkers.

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Lapis is a remarkable crystal that can help you with school and work. This stone can help you overcome emotional hurdles through the power of logical thinking and helps keep you calm through these situations, as well. Take a look at all our Lapis Lazuli products on our website, or come down to see our larger in-store collection. If you’re in the Washington DC area, Google ‘Crystal Store Near Me’ and you’ll find us! We look forward to seeing you!