Lapis Lazuli Properties
Lapis Lazuli is technically a rock, not a crystal, as it’s composed of different minerals – blue Lazulite, which is very rare. More commonly it’s composed of Hauyne, white Calcite, and golden Pyrite. The less white Calcite and golden Pyrite it contains, the more desirable it is, and it must be 25% blue material to be considered true Lapis Lazuli.
Lapis Lazuli has been prized as a gemstone for over 6,000 years by many different civilizations…
The Ancient Egyptians used it to create amulets of the Goddess of Truth, Maat, and the famous Cleopatra was believed to have used it crushed as eye shadow.
The Sumerian Goddess of Love, Inanna was portrayed as carrying a Lapis rod and wearing Lapis jewelry as she entered the underworld.
Powered Lapis Lazuli was also used to create the rich, deep pigment “ultramarine”, which was very popular during the Middle Ages.
- Promotes wisdom and mental endurance
- Attracts kindness and love, helping relationships
- Provides protection from negative energy
- Boosts peace and harmony, helps disorganization
- Improves creative expression
Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Zodiac Sign Associations
Love, Psychic Abilities, Protection, Creativity