“Since the earliest of times, lapis lazuli has been associated with strength and courage, royalty and wisdom, intellect and truth.”

That’s according to Fire Mountain Gems,… a perfect summary of the historically understood attributes of lapis lazuli.

Lapis lazuli helps the throat (5th) and the “third eye” (6th) chakras. It enhances the speaking of truth—free of the limitations of shame or the fear of misrepresentation. Lapis brings the self respect that is needed in standing one’s ground, and in truly “being oneself”–free of the limitations of the trauma body.

The throat chakra should “speak the truth” of the heart.

The energy of the heart has to move up through the throat to come out as one’s voice. The throat chakra needs to be open and resilient–to be unafraid, naked, strong, yet innocent. Golden Age Beads says: “Lapis Lazuli symbolizes truth and wisdom universally.” Therefore, we associate and aspire that the throat chakra “tell it like it is” without reactivity or malice. Lapis stone, as a talisman helps with this goal.

Practically, you can put a lapis stone or lapis lazuli pyramid in a prominent place that you often see, like on your desk, dresser, or near your front door. This will serve as a reminder for all of the attributes that you can “borrow” from lapis lazuli and any and all times.

Lapis lazuli, was a stone of the ancient rulers. The funeral mask of Tutankhamun was made of lapis. In Egypt, lapis was used in medicines and was powdered as an eye shadow for the elite. The stone was found in meaningful tiles, buttons, and beads found in funeral tombs and in burial sites in ancient Samaria.

Lapis lazuli was used ceremoniously as far back as the Neolithic times.

Later on in history, the stone was ground into a powder and used as die called “ultramarine,” which was favored by artists like Michelangelo and was used in the paint that painted the robes of the virgin Mary.

Wikipedia lays out a long history of uses of lapis lazuli through time, and in fact states that it was originally referred to as “sapphire” long before the sapphire that we know today was discovered. The International Gem Society lets us know that Samarian mythical references to lapis lazuli go back as far as 4000 BCE.

Although the highest quality of lapis stone is mined in the country of Afghanistan, lapis lazuli is also sourced in Chile, Russia, Italy, and other countries. The better quality lapis lazuli has gold flecks in it, and the ones with white flecks are graded at a lesser value.

Lapis lazuli helps to enhance properties of truth, knowledge, learning, honesty, and wisdom.

Due to the relationship to the 6th chakra, lapis is associated with honor, and power. Lapis is associated with the gods, and with protection from the evil spirits and bad influences. In fact, lapis bounces back energy to where it came from.

Its spiritual properties are about “vision,” supernatural sight, and helpful with the recollection of past lives (especially if the past lives were in Egypt). On a practical level, lapis is useful where good judgement and wisdom are needed, such as in the fields of journalism, and in leadership roles. In the professions where people help other people, lapis helps with honest self-expression, and the uncovering of suppressed emotions.

Historically, the stone is thought to help the areas of the upper body: the throat, ears, thyroid and brain. Dizziness, hearing deficits, and nerve disorders are thought to respond to the stone positively.

Due to the help with the brain and head, lapis is said to help children and others with ADD, Asperger’s, and autism. Historically, people would rub lapis on weeping or infected wounds, and the sun-warmed stone was rubbed on bruises to improve the healing.

Simply stated, Energy Muse says, “Lapis Lazuli is a powerful crystal for anyone seeking to deepen their connection to self.”

This bulletin is for informational and historical context only and is not intended to act as a medical guide, diagnosis or suggestion for treatment of any medical or other condition. Seek medical help for medical conditions. © Sylvia Skefich 2021