Meaning of Lapis Lazuli
The meaning of Lapis Lazuli is literal and beautiful. The word itself translates to "blue stone" from Latin. "Lapis" means stone and "lazhward", aka lazuli, means blue. As you may guess, Lapis Lazuli gets this name from its deep blue color. Its specks of gold make the stone super unique which vary depending on the stone itself. These gold specks are usually pyrite, a mineral also known as fools gold. You determine the value of lapis lazuli by the richness of the deep blue color and not by the gold specks. Kinda interesting, no?
Lapis Lazuli is the universal stone of wisdom, truth, and power.
History of Lapis Lazuli
Ancient Egyptians first used lapis lazuli around 1350 BC. Initially thought as sapphire due to its blue color, the Egyptians looked at lapis lazuli as a stone of royalty, honor, spirits, and the Gods. The Pharaohs incorporated the stone into their regalia because of its meanings. The most common method was painting he royal head kerchiefs blue and gold to represent the stone. Lapis lazuli also decorates the Tombs of legendary Pharaohs to indicate their power. Even Cleopatra, one of the few female Egyptian pharaohs, would crush up lapis lazuli to create a powder for makeup.
Egyptians also incorporated lapis lazuli into their jewelry from bracelets to necklaces. One of the most popular lapis lazuli creations was carving a piece of the crystal into a scarab beetle, a symbol that represents eternity. Recently, I created own Lapis Lazuli Scarab pendant by a client's request. The finished piece incorporated my wire design work with the symbol's historic significance.
Lapis Lazuli Properties
Lapis lazuli gives you various amazing properties for your personal and progessional growth. Below are only a few outlines for your benefit:
- Increase your inner peace through breaking negative thought patterns
- Increase your spiritual awareness and your spiritual life purpose through heightened intuition
- Motivates your creativity with an awareness of truth, objectivity, and clarity
- Encourage your innate power through connecting to your own truth and self-expression
- Feel more confident, courageous, and self-aware
The stone also brings prosperity and abundance into your life through its gold pyrite inclusions. Traditionally known as a luck and money stone, pyrite manifests our dreams and goals through strengthening our inner drive.
Lapis Lazuli Uses
Lapis lazuli encourages truth and honesty. Keep it on you or wear in when looking to stimulate deep communication. You can also wear it to an interview for good luck. It is a manifestation stone as in brings success into your life. Use lapis lazuli to empower your thoughts and inner wisdom. Also, use or wear it to protect you from any physical and psychic attacks. Lapis lazuli activates the third eye chakra that connects to your brain. You can enhance this connection by wearing lapis lazuli earrings to bring mental clarity and intellect. You can also wear a lapis lazuli necklace to help with clear and honest communication.
Learn more about Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli is a very interesting stone! There's also lots of information on the stone you can read more about. I encourage you to learn more about crystals as they are a great thing to have in your life! Here are a few websites I often read: