Lapis lazuli is a mixture of the Persian word “lazhuward” which means blue, the portmanteau word “lazward” which means heaven or sky, and the word “lapis” which means stone.
In fact, it wasn’t until the time of medieval Europe that it came to be called lapis lazuli.
Until then, it was called “Sappeiros” or “Sapphirus” during the ancient Greek-Roman period. These two words are the etymology of sapphire. What the ancients called sapphire (blue stone) is believed to have actually been lapis lazuli.
Lapiz Lazuli is the birthstone for September and December.
The ground color ranges from deep ultramarine to light blue, often accompanied by golden pyrite particles and white calcite.
In the world of gemstones, homogeneous blue stones are considered fine, but in general stones with beautifully scattered pyrite are also very popular.
Benefits of Wearing Lapis Lazuli:
Lapiz Lazuli is benificial for the bollowing:
- Connect with God,
- penetrate the universe,
- increase wisdom and intellect,
- meditation and thought stones,
- realize wishes,
- bring good luck,
- purify mind, body and soul,
- purify powerful evil spirits,
- positive thinking,
- determination and expressiveness,
- beautiful skin
Healing effects of Lapis Lazuli:
In terms of chakra, it is said that it corresponds well with the chakra between the eyebrows, which is the third eye, and the chakra of the throat, which controls the expressive ability. This is why Lapis is said to support the work and expressiveness of the brain.
In the field of stone healing, there is consensus on the effect of balancing the mind. It releases oppressive emotions and amplifies and emits positive vibrations, so it is a stone that I would definitely recommend to those who tend to be sick, want to be positive, and those who are worried.
On the physical side, it is said to be effective in preventing visual and eye disorders, heart and pulse stabilization, circulatory function, blood-related disorders, tantrum, epilepsy, depression, and miscarriage. There are also reports pointing out the skin-beautifying effect, which is said to be due to the blue waves emitted by lapis lazuli activating human skin cells.
However, these health benefits have not been proven in modern medicine.
Magical Effects of Lapis Lazuli:
The suggestion of lapis lazuli as a gemstone is “a stone that connects with God,” or in other words, “the penetration of the universe.
When you say “connect with God,” you might think of a god who looks like a human being trying to reach out and connect, but the word god is called “sky” or “” Replace it with “universe” and try imaging with lapis lazuli.
The image of myself rising and being sucked into the clear blue sky. Or imagine the sparkling blue night sky of the stars slowly descending and the colors of the universe permeating your body, as well as trees, buildings, and all matter in the world beyond the horizon. ..
Lapis lazuli is like a cleansing agent for the mind, body and soul. Purifying action will occur as the pure blue particles permeate the aura and body, and the impurities and energy clogging in this world will be washed away.
A completely clean body should feel more like a tube than a physical body, a passage through which cosmic energy freely enters and exits. When that happens, my personal feelings will fade away and I will blend into the universe.
The result is a variety of by-products that are described as the power of lapis lazuli.
For example, some people may literally be physically and aura-purified, triggering a regain of health. This may be the reason why Lapis was used as a remedy to purify the uncleanness of the body and soul in ancient times.
Others may understand that they have met God by finding the higher self that embodies their most divine part.
Others may learn how to access Akashic Records, called the Space Archives, thanks to their integration with the universe. In particular, Lapis has a strong academic character, so those who seek their own spiritual growth tend to show their experiences in the past and the events that caused their current habits and patterns. Will be done.
In addition to this, the power of lapis lazuli when viewed from a worldly point of view has a strong suggestion regarding the “head”.
It is said to activate the work of the brain, increase wisdom and intuition, and cultivate insight and intuition. In that sense, it is perfect for those who are studying hard, researchers, those who need inspiration, and those who want planning ability. Recommended as a talisman for the exam.
It is said that those who are lost have implications that they can strengthen their “inner eyesight”, develop the ability to discern the truth of things, and make the right decisions.
The implications of speeding up the head and stimulating the chakras of the throat to enhance expressiveness make it reliable for those who are not good at speaking and who want to improve conversation, salesmen, and those who announce something. It will come in handy as a talisman.
Also, it is said that it helps the inner exploration so much that it is called “meditation stone” or “thinking stone”. It is said to help visualize images, amplify ideas, and help promote their realization. It is probably because of these actions that lapis lazuli is regarded as a “stone that brings divine wisdom” and a “miracle stone that fulfills wishes.”
Lapis Lazuli is a noble stone, revered by the Egyptians who already used it to make their most beautiful jewelry. Its vibration aligns you with your inner truth, brings calm and serenity to your mind. Beneficial to all intuitive practices, the intense blue dotted with brilliant shards of Lapis Lazuli brings you objectivity, acceptance and self-confidence.
Lapis Lazuli corresponds to which chakra:
Lapis Lazuli corresponding to Turquoise:
How to use Lapis Lazuli?
Sit down for a few minutes with your Stone in your hand. Breathe in and visualize the Energy of your Crystal entering your body. Visualize your intentions for your Stone.
Program the Lapis Lazuli with a powerful affirmation like “Calm my mind so that I see things for what they really are” or “Open my 3rd eye” and let its vibration amplify your intention.
Keep your Stones with you, use them in all your intuitive or meditation practices (mindfulness, yoga ) or place them in your “Ritual corner”.
Note : Lapis Lazuli resonates very specifically with the Energy of Balances of which it is the “booster” Stone.
How to Cleanse the Energy of Lapis Lazuli:
We recommend cleaning with white sage, moonlight bath, crystal, and tuning fork.
Cleaning with water is not recommended. It is safer to refrain from purifying with salt. Purification by sunbathing should be completed in a short time if necessary.
Lapis is considered to be a stone with extremely high spiritual power, so we recommend that you diligently purify and charge energy to maintain that power.
How to care for Lapis Lazuli:
It tends to be vulnerable to pressure, high heat, acid and alkaline components.
History and Legends of Lapis Lazuli:
Lapis lazuli is the oldest and most powerful gemstone, along with quartz, among the gemstones currently known. Known as a “sacred stone” around the world, it has been used in various rituals and spells as a powerful wicked stone and a stone that connects to God.
The origin of lapis lazuli was Afghanistan. From here, it was carried from east to west through the Silk Road, producing numerous dramas.
From the ancient Middle East to Egypt, Lapis was a royal stone.
In his land of dry desert areas, this brightly colored stone must have made a strong impression on the viewer.
The beautiful appearance of deep indigo and occasional golden pyrite was as if the stars were twinkling in the night sky above, that is, the world of the heavens where God lived was cut out.
The kings of the ancient Middle East would have tried to get closer to the world of God by praying with lapis lazuli in their hands, and by wearing it, they would show that they were agents of God and made it a symbol of authority.
Even if it is recorded, it was excavated from the ruins of the Sumerian and Mesopotamian civilizations, and there is a theory that the stone carved with the Ten Commandments of Moses was Lapis.
In ancient Egypt, there were times when only pharaohs and royalty were allowed. Probably because he was afraid that non-royal people would use that powerful power. Scarabs, beads, pendants, etc. made from this stone were actively made. The blue part of King Tutankhamun’s golden mask is lapis lazuli.
The crushed lapis lazuli powder was also used as an eyeshadow and as a remedy to purify the body and soul.
Prinius, a naturalist of the Roman Empire, called lapis lazuli “a fragment of the glittering sky of the stars.” It’s strange to say exactly. It is a word that accurately expresses the feelings of those who have lapis.
When it was brought from Afghanistan across the Mediterranean to Europe, it was used as the only blue pigment that did not fade over the years and was called Ultramarine Blue.
Vermeer is famous as a painter using Lapis, for example, a picture of a girl in a blue turban entitled “Girl with a Pearl Earring” looking back is probably something that everyone has seen at least once. I think. Vermeer’s color scheme was so vibrant that it eventually became known as Vermeer Blue.
However, at that time, lapis lazuli was more expensive than gold, so it was not generally usable. Many painters would have longed to use this rare pigment.
On the other hand, lapis lazuli heading east from Afghanistan was counted as one of the cloisonne in Buddhism and was introduced to Japan. Shosoin houses a cowhide belt called “Kongyokutai”, which is decorated with lapis lazuli.
Properties of Lapis Lazuli
|Mineral name||Lazurite (SeiKinseki)|
|Main production areas||Afghanistan, Chile, Russia|
|Chemical composition||(Na, Ca) 7 – 8 (Al, Si) 12 (O, S) 24 [(SO 4 ), Cl 2 , (OH) 2 ] sodium, calcium, aluminum, silicon, oxygen compound (sulfur and chlorine May include)|
|Crystal system||Equiaxial crystal system|
|Crystal habit (shape)||Crystalline is rare, often granular aggregates|
|Main shades||Ultramarine to blue|
|Streak color||Light blue|
|hardness||5 ~ 5.5|
|Refractive index||Approximately 1.5|
|Similar stone non-made||Lazulite (Lazulite), Azurite (Azurite), Sodalite (Sodalite)|
The blue part, which is the main component, is Lazurite (Lazurite), and in a narrow sense, lapis lazuli is the gem name of this mineral.
However, when it is actually produced, it is often seen as a gemstone because it is a rock-like mass that coexists with golden pyrite (pyrite) and white calcite (calcite), centering on lazuli. In that case, the whole picture containing these other minerals should be regarded as lapis lazuli.
The main production area is Badakhshan, Afghanistan.
It is also produced in Chile and Russia, but the grade is considerably lower than that of Afghanistan because it contains a lot of white calcite and few of them have bright colors.
Another mineral that looks very similar to Lapis Lazuli are Lazulite, Azurite and sodalite.