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Lapis Lazuli is a valuable talisman for gaining respect, keeping negative energy away, and for helping us to remember to be humble in our dealings with others.
Lapis Lazuli is an Enhancer Filter crystal. Enhancers have internal crystal lattices of perfect cubic symmetry and internal harmony. As "building block" talismans, their internal structure helps focus our efforts to build on our successes and enhance our lives. They concentrate our energy on the improvements we desire and thought patterns that will produce the actions needed to bring them about.
Crystals with the earth power of a Filter, absorb positive energy flow but work to keep negative energy away from us. They help us view the world in a "glass half full" outlook, to see the best in others, the beauty in life, and the good in humanity. They keep us focused on the positive in situations and to not be overwhelmed by the negative. In our technological world, Filters also work to keep harmful electromagnetic transmissions from sapping our energy and health.
Lapis Lazuli, with its deep blue color, is one of the natural birthstones of those born as the world Lapis Lazuli awaits the vernal equinox and spring (February 19 - March 19). This is a time when new life is about to burst forth, a time of faith and trust. Blue crystals bring you patience and respect.
Lapis is associated with the planets Neptune and Venus, but primarily with Sagittarius (21 Nov - 21 Dec). Wikipedia tells us that as the ninth sign in the zodiac, Sagittarius is associated with the astrological 9th house, and natural Sagittarian matters - foreign travel and foreign countries and cultures, religion, the law, and higher education, all things which seek to expand one's experience, freedom, and journeys.
Lapis Lazuli honors Athena, the Greek Goddess of War and Wisdom. She is always depicted in armor and is known as a skilled fighter and strategist, and for her superb logic and intellect.
Lapis Lazuli honors Hera, the Greek Goddess of Marriage, and the Queen of all Gods and Goddesses on Mt Olympus. She is a source of inspiration for wives and lovers, and for standing up for what is right.
Lapis Lazuli honors Inanna, the Sumerian Goddess of the Underworld. She journeys into the underworld carrying her Lapis Lazuli rods and measures time and the length of a person's life.
Lapis Lazuli honors Nuit, the Egyptian Goddess of Heaven and Sky. She swallows the sun each evening and gives birth to it again each morning. She is the protector and mother of life on Earth.
Lapis Lazuli honors Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love (also called Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty). She was one of twelve Olympians who governed all aspects of human life and is known for her beauty and passion.
Lapis Lazuli is also used in devotions to Dana (Danu), the Celtic River Goddess.
Physical: Lapis is beneficial for women suffering from menstrual irregularities, and relieves cramps, stiffness, and lumbago. Lapis Lazuli relieves general pain and inflammations and is especially effective against migraine headaches.
Emotional: Lapis Lazuli is a crystal of truth in all aspects. It reveals inner truth and promotes self-awareness and the acceptance of that knowledge. It provides for the relief of things that may have been suppressed and allows for them to surface, helping to diminish dis-ease or repressed anger, and allows for self-expression without holding back or compromising.
Spiritual: Lapis quickly releases stress, allowing for peace and serenity. Placed over the third eye, Lapis expands awareness and conscious attunement to the intuitive self, stimulating enlightenment and enhancing dream work. It permits spiritual journeying and tapping into personal and spiritual power. Lapis provides a connection with dream forces that are working to both guide and counsel during altered states.
Lapis Lazuli activates the psychic centers at the Third Eye and balances the energies of the Throat Chakra.
The Brow Chakra, also called the Third Eye, is the center of our perception and command. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here, and we relate to ourselves through this chakra.
It balances the important and the unimportant, sorting meaning from data and impressions. It commands the energy flow within the body. When the brow chakra is in balance we see clearly and understand what we see. We can interpret visual cues and our perception is high. Our thoughts and internal communications within ourselves are healthy and vibrant. We are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions. We can be quietly observant, and reflective. We can control the flow of energy within all the chakras.
The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. In balance, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions. When the throat chakra is in balance and open, we can bring our personal truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the lower chakras can continue its path enabling free expression and natural release. Blue crystal energy will unblock and balance the throat chakra. The darker shades of blue carry the power of truth.
Lapis Lazuli is a visionary stone, bringing information to the mind in images rather than words. It can be a catalyst for higher awareness, and often aids those with past-life connections to ancient civilizations - Atlantis, Egypt, Peru, Sumeria and India, among others. Meditating with this stone can assist in recovering memories of those Lapis Lazuli past lives, help regain lost knowledge from those civilizations, and inspire evolution in the current incarnation.