In Ancient history, Lapis Lazuli was known as Sapphire. It’s pigment as a paint is known as Ultramarine and is a magnificent color.

Crystal Type: Metamorphic rock

Hardness: 3.5-5.5

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Chakra: Throat and third eye

Colour: Deep bright hypnotic blue to washed denim in colour

Common Uses: Healing and protection, calming and communication

Crystal Wisdom:

Lapis Lazuli, Ancient, Deep dark blue in colour with lightly dusted with flecks of Pyrite enhancing its colour.

New bible versions have seen it fit to change some references of Sapphire to Lapis Lazuli.

This stone of truth can assist us to speak our own ‘truth’ and in being authentic in our words, enabling for calm discussions and harmonious relationships.

A great stone for enhancing the higher self or mind, it assist with intellectual endeavours, perfect for writers, lawyers and intellectuals.

One of the oldest gemstones, recorded history shows use up to 7000 years ago, being used as a pigment, and as an ornamental stone.

The Egyptians loved Lapis Lazuli, so much that the blue in King Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus is Lapis!

This stone of truth is not in fact a mineral at all, it is made up of a group of minerals.

It’s blue color mainly derived from lazurite, which is a blue silicate mineral of the sodalite group.

The Pyrite in the stone gives it those delicious golden highlights and the white or pale color is Calcite. Other minerals include Mica, Diopside, Afghanite and Sodalite.

It varies in hardness because of the 3.5 in Calcite to about the 5.5 of the Lazurite.

Mostly found in Afghanistan where it has been mined for thousands of years,.

Lapis Lazuli is also found in Argentina, Canada, Chile, Pakistan, Russia, and In small deposits in the USA.

Healing Benefits and use: 

It is ground up and used as paint, pigments range from the ancient Egyptians to renaissance artists.

Lapis is also carved easily and affords it’s keeper the most beautiful of deep sea blue to lighter colours.

Assists with the healing of those that find it hard to speak their truth by allowing the throat chakra to clear, and in doing so allowing a clear channel from our higher selves to follow and speak our truth.

Perfect for writers and orators as it allows the ancient wisdom and clarity of mind to come forth as you create and inform.

Grid it within your home to promote peace and harmony, it will enhance the love and trust you have for your children and maintain a level of calm for active teenagers.

I have heard that it also assists with those that have Aspergers, ADD and autism as it calms and clears the mind.

Additionally, within this calm matrix is great for those that have suffered some form of Trauma or abuse.

Inflamed areas are also said to be assisted with Lapis, heat it in warm water or in the sunlight and place it on bruises or those inflamed muscles or skin.

Spiritually:

Lapis Lazuli is known to maintain a connection between the physical and spiritual wolds and also aids with your connection to your own spirit guides.

Enhancing with Shaman and Witches when practicing white magic.(though I like to think of it all as just magic)

It was one of the first stones that chose me decades ago on my path into the spirit world with manifesting my desire to contact spirit and the crystal devas.

Offering protection from psychic attack and also in protection grids when placed in the four corners of your room, house, or space to protect daily life as it comes and goes.

Anubis Creations creates amazing Talismans with Lapis Lazuli, so wearing it every day to enhance the above benefits becomes not only practical but beautiful!