Lapis Lazuli

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۞ Lapis Lazuli is the Birthstone of 13°-14° Sagittarius and the 13th of Kislev.

۞ Lapis Lazuli is a stone of self-knowledge and reflection. It helps one move out of the mundane mind and into an expanded awareness of one’s motivations and beliefs. [Naisha Ahsian]

۞ Lapis Lazuli is a stone of visionary awareness, bringing new information to the mind in images rather than words. It enhances intellectual ability, making one a better learner and teacher. [Robert Simmons]

۞ Lapis Lazuli is a stone of initiation as well – gifting a friend with Lapis jewelry can be a catalyst for a mystical journey to higher awareness. [Robert Simmons]

۞ Lapis Lazuli qualifies intuition, strengthens the mind, and promotes spiritual evolution. [Marina Costelloe]

۞ There is evidence that the ancient Egyptians used Lapis Lazuli and other gemstones as amulets. For example: Heart shapes were carved from Lapis Lazuli. [Teresa Kennedy]

۞ Lapis Lazuli was used by the ancient Egyptians and Persians for everything from medicine to makeup, to paint pigment. An important ritual stone in many ancient cultures, Lapis Lazuli has always had strong mystical and occult associations. [Teresa Kennedy]

۞ Worn as jewelry, Lapis is particularly effective in a pendant or brooch worn over the heart, though in a ring worn on the ring finger of the left hand, it will also serve to connect the mind and heart more effectively. Frequently cut into cabochons or amulets, Lapis Talismans are easy to keep near you, and keeping one on your bedside table is said to offer protection from false love of all kinds. [Teresa Kennedy]

۞ The intense midnight blue of Lapis Lazuli encourages you to raise your eyes to the heavens, opening your intuitive side and taking you beyond the material world. [Judy Hall — “Sun in Taurus”]

۞ Lapis Lazuli is a useful crystal ally for any quest of knowledge, because it leads to inner truth while linking you to universal truth. [Judy Hall — “Moon in Sagittarius”]

۞ Place a piece of Lapis Lazuli by your bed for intuitive dream work and on your third eye to promote clear seeing. [Judy Hall — “Moon in Sagittarius”]

۞ Lapis Lazuli is a typical astrologer’s crystal totem. It resembles the dark night sky covered with a myrriad of shining stars – the tiny pyrite inclusions in the blue stone give this effect. As Melody writes: It 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. [Melody]

۞ Lapis Lazuli is a “Stone of Total Awareness”, helping to expand awareness and intellectual capacity, and allowing for conscious attunement to the intuitive and psychic aspects of one’s nature. [Melody]

۞ Lapis Lazuli helps one tune into the rhythms of the universe and receive the sacred messages from the celestial bodies. As Melody writes: Lapis Lazuli can be placed over the third-eye (e.g., a 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. [Melody]