Lapis has been highly valued for many thousands of years. The most famous locality for fine quality lapis lazuli is in the same ancient deposit high in the mountains of Afghanistan where it was originally mined at least 6000 years ago. It was said to impart ancient knowledge, and the wisdom to use it and to enhance one's awareness, insight and intellect.
Ground lapis was the secret of the blue in ultramarine, the pigment which painters used to paint the sea and the sky until the nineteenth century. Which means that all of the beautiful blues in paintings from the Renaissance are thanks to the blue of Lapis Lazuli.
The metaphysical properties of Lapis serve to promote:
♥ Inner truth ♥ Inner power ♥ Love ♥ Purification ♥ Intuition ♥ Positive magic ♥ Self-confidence ♥ Manifestation ♥ Friendship
A stone of protection that may be worn to guard against psychic attacks, Lapis Lazuli quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. It brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge. It encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality. It stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity. Lapis Lazuli assists to confront and speak one’s truth and inspires confidence. It bonds relationships, aiding in expression of feelings and emotions.
Lapis Lazuli is a stone of communication that can bring truthfulness, openness, and mental clarity. Mentally, Lapis Lazuli has helpful energy. It can bring mental and emotional virility and strengthen the mind. It also is said to enhance creativity. Its energy can help organize daily life as well as organizing and quieting a busy or restless mind, lessening confusion, and increasing concentration.
Strong emotional components of Lapis Lazuli are the strength and ability to overcome abuse issues, trauma, rape recovery, as well as depression and grief. Partly this is due to its energy of bringing inner power and hope. This strong inner power can also build courage, confidence, and overcome shyness. Hope brings trust that things will work out in spite of past traumas. It also is used to decrease irritability, whether caused by trauma issues or day to day frustrations.
Dream work and dream recall are two mystical uses of Lapis Lazuli. It is said to bring the information from the dreams into daily life where it imparts wisdom. Lapis Lazuli brings spiritual love and is also known for enhancing love and fidelity within marriage.
Healing properties: Lapis Lazuli boosts the immune system, purifies blood, lowers blood pressure, cooling and soothing areas of inflammation. It alleviates insomnia and vertigo, and overcomes depression. Lapis Lazuli benefits the respiratory and nervous systems and the throat, vocal chords, and thyroid, cleanses organs, bone marrow and thymus.
♥ Intelligence ♥ Mental stability ♥ Logic ♥ Creativity ♥ Psychic development ♥ Memory ♥ Practicality ♥ Optimism ♥ Channeling abilities ♥ Learning & Perception
Pyrite is a strong stone known to promote positive thinking and manifestation. It is a beautiful gold color.... and for hundreds of years it has been known as 'Fools Gold'. It is the gold flecks that appear throughout the Lapis Lazuli gemstone.
Pyrite is a powerful protection stone which shields and protects against all forms of negative vibrations and energy. Pyrite brings you a positive outlook and releases ancient murk that has been held in your emotional body at your Solar Plexus. It strengthens your will and helps overcome bad habits. It brings harmony with yourself and others.
It has a strong solar energy and its golden color is part of this vibration. Stones with a golden or yellow color bring through the masculine energy... and this is useful for both men and women as you all need to be balanced, and have a proportional feminine and masculine life-force energy.
It can help you to take the action required to create abundance and prosperity in your life. It will impart a favorable energy to your business, so it is a fortunate stone to place on the desk where you are working. Pyrite is a stone to enhance your mental abilities, and will allow you to hold your focus on the tasks at hand to completion. It has the added advantage that it also boosts your energy levels.
Iron Pyrite is a strong solar stone and is powerful to manifest. Unlock your imagination and let your thoughts flow freely. Then use the power of your imagination and combine it with Pyrite. You can use the 7 laws of attraction and the power of your imagination to manifest what you desire. Meditation with this stone is a powerful way to bring those things you most desire into manifestation.
Pyrite stimulates the intellect and enhances memory, helping to recall relevant information when needed. It assists one in seeing behind facades, promoting an understanding of that which lies beneath words and actions. Pyrite inspires the universal energies to activate the nourishing energies of the body. It encourages the ideal of health, intellect, and emotional well-being.
Pyrite helps one to communicate more openly and honestly, providing both emotional and physical protection. If you are indecisive, or unsure about something, carry a pyrite with you as a touchstone to help boost your self-confidence. The reflective qualities of the stone make it a wonderful meditation or divination tool. In summary, Pyrite is a stone to encourage you overcome feelings of inadequacy and live your life to its full potential. It will boost self-worth of the individual and allow you to have the energy to take action, where needed.
Healing properties: Soon after you begin using it, you will feel a growth in your level of energy... and this allows you to get through your essential daily activities with a degree of ease. It will help you to alleviate tiredness and fatigue, as it increases the oxygen supply to the blood, and invigorates the circulatory system. It can be used in the treatment of bones and in the healing of cell formation. It treats lung disorders and is beneficial in the treatment of asthma and bronchitis. It has been used to reduce swelling and fevers. Pyrite aids in the treatment of infective disease, while providing protection from the disease for the caregivers. It is also a useful protector from radiation from computers and technology.