The ancient & powerful Lapis Lazuli

The ancient & powerful Lapis Lazuli

The Birthstone of September

Lapis Lazuli is a combination rock type of Calcite, Lazurite & Pyrite


Chakras - Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra

Birthstone – September

Zodiac – Taurus, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius

Element – Water

Typical Colours – Deep Blue Flecked with Gold (Pyrite)

In this article:

1. History

2. Attributes

3. Properties

4. Healing

5. Complimentary crystals

6. Complimentary Essential oils

7. Shop hand crafted pieces from Lapis Lazuli

History of Lapis

Lapis is considered a rock, not a mineral.
It combines various minerals, mostly lazurite, white calcite, blue sodalite and pyrite which resembles as gold.
Top quality lapis lazuli comes from Afghanistan where is has been mined for more than 6000 years and still today remains a major source.
A strong blue and small veins of pyrite are often prized.
Lapis Lazuli was used as a gemstone for millennia by the Egyptians.

The ascended goddess Isis had blue wings made of Lapis Lazuli.

Powdered Lapis Lazuli was also used as a cosmetic eye shadow, as a pigment and as a medicine.
Ancient references to "Sapphire", the sapphirus of the Romans in fact refer to Lapis Lazuli.
Its modern name originates in the Persian word lazhuward, meaning blue, and the Arabic word lazaward , meaning "heaven" or "sky".


Prized for thousands of years, Lapis was a favoured stone in ancient Egypt, where it was believed to lead the soul into immortality and open the heart to love.
The royal stone, it was said to contain the soul of the gods.

A metaphysical stone par excellence, Lapis Lazuli is a key to spiritual attainment.
Enhancing dreamwork and metaphysical abilities, it facilitates spiritual journeying and stimulates personal and spiritual power.
Possessing enormous serenity, Lapis Lazuli is protective.
Harmonising body, emotions, mind, and spirit, it brings deep inner self-knowledge.
A powerful thought amplifier, Lapis Lazuli stimulates higher mental faculties and encourage creativity.
This stone teaches the value of active listening and helps confront truth.
Facilitating expressing your own opinions and harmonising conflict, Lapis Lazuli aids in taking charge of life, brings honesty, compassion, and uprightness to the personality.
A bonding stone in love and friendship, it dissolves cruelty, suffering and emotional bondage.


Lapis Lazuli is thought to stimulate the higher levels of the mind encouraging clarity and objectivity.
It is also believed to allow the release of stress bringing deep inner peace.
Lapis Lazuli is said to facilitate self-knowledge and self-expression and, when used in meditation, to enhance psychic ability and spiritual insight.
In healing Lapis Lazuli balances the throat chakra and brow chakra and is believed to help overcome depression, lower blood pressure and to boost the immune system and the thyroid.


Lapis Lazuli is also said to be beneficial for alleviating migraine headaches and insomnia.
Lapis is said to activate the throat chakra and has often been used to support a higher more advanced form of communication, encouraging one to always discern and speak the truth.
It is an excellent stone for public speaking and for those associated with the Arts, particularly singers and musician.

Complimentary Lapis Lazuli crystals

Lapis Lazuli is an excellent crystal for combining with other crystals.
However, because of their own healing properties here are some of the best crystals that will compliment lapis lazuli:

Opal – for spiritual connection

Turquoise - the stone of friend ship

Black Onyx – for dispersing negative energies and transforming them into positive energies

Citrine – The stone of Abundance

Rose quartz – The Stone of Unconditional Love

Complimentary Essential oils

Lapis Lazuli has a strong connection with the third eye & crown chakras, therefore essential oils which also compliment and assist these energy centres, when paired with Lapiz Lazuli will make for a powerful combination.

Crown Chakra Essential oil Collection

Third Eye Essential Oil Collection

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