Lapis Lazuli: The Crystal of Communication
If you have trouble with communication and indecisiveness, Lapis Lazuli is the perfect healing crystal for you! It is a beautiful sapphire blue crystal that is formed through various minerals: mostly Lazurite, Calcite, Sodalite, and Pyrite. The Calcite and Pyrite minerals create the beautiful gold and white streaks on the stone.
This beautiful crystal improves your spiritual development and encourages honest communication. It has a strong effect on the Throat Chakra which is why the crystal encourages to voice your opinion and emotions. The crystal not only encourages open communication with others but also with yourself. And in doing so it enables to be yourself and to find your inner truth, which is why this crystal is effective for indecisiveness. Do you have something that bothers you? Lapis is the key.
On the physical level, Lapis helps if you have any complaints about your throat, larynx, thyroid and vocal cords. And since it also has an effect on the Third Eye Chakra it helps with migraines, sleep problems, dizziness, and stress.
With Venus as the ruling planet, as a Libra you are very fair-minded and can’t stand injustice. You constantly weigh all factors, the good and the bad, the advantages and the disadvantages. So, tuning into different perspectives is as easily as changing your socks. However much your egalitarian spirit is valued and appreciated by the society, it comes with a cost: indecisiveness. Since you always take into account different factors and perspectives, it can be quite difficult to make a choice.
This ancient and sacred crystal is perfect for all the Libras out there. Lapis can stimulate good judgement since it enlightens and awakens our awareness. This will help you see your true purpose during an indecisive Libra fit!
The name of Lapis Lazuli derived from the Latin word lapis which means “stone” and from the Persian word lazhuwad which means “blue”.
This beautiful crystal is as old as time. In ancient Egypt, Lapis Lazuli was one of the most valuable gifts: scarabs and jewelry were decorated with the crystal. The sarcophagus of ancient Egyptian kings and queens were also richly ornamented with the Lapis Lazuli. A famous example is the coffin of pharaoh Tuntankhamun. Besides its decorative function, the crystal also served a practical purpose: grounded it could be used as powder for dye, medicine, and quite interestingly also as an eyeshadow. Cleopatra in fact used it in her makeup routine. Lapis symbolized prosperity and spirituality for the ancient Egyptians. Priests and royals would dye their clothes with grounded Lapis to signify their high status.
Lapis was not only viewed as a sacred color for the Egyptians. Medieval Europe believed that Lapis Lazuli could ward off spirits. The Egyptian tradition of using Lapis as a decoration and its symbolic reference to royalty was also present in the Renaissance period: Catherine the Great decorated an entire room, including the walls, doors, and mirrors with Lapis Luzuli and famous painters such as Michelangelo and Da Vinci loved to use the grounded and processed powder of the crystal as dye for their paintings.
Conscious Contributor: Zeynep Kizilirmak