Many gems and stones look bewildering and majestic but perhaps none quite as much as the Lapis Lazuli stone (or simply Lapis stone for short).
Lapis Lazuli Gemstone – This deep blue stone gets its name from both Latin and Persian and literally translates as ‘stone blue’. Through various chemical processes, the rock makes its way closer to the surface, eroding as it does. Through mining or digging, we stumble across these incredible looking gems. Many minerals go into creating a gem such as this, including Pyrite, Sodalite, Lazurite and Calcite. Each of these individual stones was formed by the Earth’s natural energies which are where they get their unique properties from.
Back to Basics
In this article, we will explore the history of this gem, some of the Lapis Lazuli spiritual properties, and how you can access them. We’ll also take a look at how this stone interacts with your Chakras. So let’s take a closer look at what exactly this unique stone is.
The journey of any gem (such as this one) starts off near the Earth’s core. Within the Earth’s mantle (a swirling pool of molten lava) solid rock can begin to form and is pushed the Earth’s crust.
The Lapis stone’s Meaning
You do of course get various crystal meanings depending on which culture you ask and at which point in humanity’s history. Ancient Egyptians held strong beliefs about this gem in particular.
They believed it helped build a bridge between the physical world and the spiritual world. Many tombs of the late Pharaohs were decorated with these gyms in order to help them on their journey to the afterlife.
The stone made its way into Roman and Greek civilizations as well as medieval Europe. Here, the stone represented stars in the night’s sky and similar to those of Ancient Egypt, people believe it to be a gateway to the spirit world.
Today, we view this gem in a similar manner. As we’ll see in a moment, there is a natural Lapis Lazuli Throat Chakra connection.
However, the gem itself can be used alongside the Third Eye Chakra due to its natural ability to connect beyond the physical realm. These gems resonate with such a unique vibrational energy that they encourage truth and enlightenment to come forth.
This gem is said to balance certain emotions by easing frustration, reducing anger and closing off negative thoughts. This gem encourages us to stay true to ourselves in order to avoid wandering away from our spiritual path.
Lapis Lazuli Metaphysical Properties
Now that we’ve covered the Lapis Lazuli meaning we can take a look at some of the properties it possesses. We will start off by exploring the Lapis Lazuli Chakra interaction before going on to take a look at wearing the gem in jewelry form and how this relates to the Lapis healing properties and chakra cleansing.
The Lapis Chakra Connection
Many gems are naturally connected to certain of the 12 Chakras. For this blue stone, the natural connection lies between it and the Throat Chakra.
For many, this is made obvious by the color which joins the two: the same shade of deep blue. However, the connections do go deeper. For example, the Throat Chakra helps us to speak the truth.
Not just in terms of being honest but a higher level of truth that extends beyond our own knowledge. It also aids in our abilities to speak to those beyond the physical world. These are both traits that this blue gem also possesses and can aid us with.
This gem can be used to clear your Throat Chakra whenever there is a blockage or a reduction in energy flow.
Some signs that your Throat Chakra is blocked include: telling lies, fear of speaking, inability to listen, saying inappropriate things, and being unable to keep a secret.
If you’re experiencing these signs then you can clear and blockages through meditation or visualization (or both).
The best way to do this is too hold the stone in your hand but also against your Throat Chakra and picture the energy transferring from the stone to you. Visualize the deep blue energy washing over your body and through your other Chakras as well.
Lapis Lazuli Jewelry Meaning
Many people wonder about the significance of wearing stones such as this one as jewelry. Wearing energy stones in this manner allows you to feel the benefits of the gem throughout the day without actively thinking about it.
Interestingly enough, a quality that is unique to this stone is its interaction with the Throat Chakra and the Third Eye Chakra. While the Lapis bracelet meaning may be the same as any other, the necklace meaning is far more significant.
Wearing the gem around your neck allows it to have a direct interaction with your Throat Chakra while also stimulating your pineal gland and interacting with your Third Eye Chakra.