Lapis lazuli crystallizes in masses and the colour is a 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.
Lapis Lazuli 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 can be placed over the third eye, e.g. 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.
Lapis was used by the Hebrews to adorn their ceremonial robes. Legend reports that King Solomon 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.
Lapis helps 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.
Lapis has been used as a protective stone, sheltering the wearer/carrier from physical danger and psychic attacks.
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
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