Lapis Lazuli, or Lazurite, comes in many different shades of blue from pale to brilliantly deep. It’s often seen spotted or banded, depending on the region where it comes from. The deep blue color is associated with the element of water. It is believed that the connection between humans and Lapis Lazuli dates back more than 6,500 years; it was treasured by the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Greece, and Rome.
Lapis Lazuli has always been regarded as one of our most sacred of stones, and was often used in Egyptian funerary art and sarcophagi. Lapis was one of the most prized stones of the Egyptians. Protective amulets and talismans were often carved from this precious stone. It was also thought to be sacred to the Star Goddess Nuit, and to Maat, Goddess of Truth and Beauty. If you wish to connect with the ancient energy of one of these Goddesses, place a piece of Lapis as an offering on your altar.
Lapis is a stone perfectly tuned (vibrationally) to help create and maintain a connection between the physical and celestial planes. Intuitive and psychic awareness are energies Lapis Lazuli enhances and brings to the forefront of your consciousness. This is a powerful stone for manifesting and meditation. Meditate on a goal, and this stone will bring potent energy in for manifesting. It’s quite a powerful crystal! Lapis can also be used for protection of a space when placed in the four corners.
Lapis Lazuli is a stone of communication, which can help bring you openness and mental clarity and strengthen the mind. It can help you say just the right thing, as if by magick. It also is said to enhance creativity. The energy in Lapis Lazuli can help you to mentally organize daily life, as well as quieting a busy or restless mind. Use this stone to help you lessen confusion, and increase concentration.