Lapis Lazuli

Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius, pisces
Element: Wind
Lapis is one of the oldest spiritual stones known to man, used by healers, priests and royalty, for power, wisdom and to stimulate psychic abilities and inner vision. it represents universal truth. 
Known as the 'stone of total awareness', by increasing intuition and empathy. It works with the Third Eye increasing psychic abilities, aiding meditation, and allowing a neutral perception in emotional issues. Lapis Lazuli is said to have existed before the birth of time, thereby aiding one to understand the great mysteries of life. It aids us in the dream state by conducting our dreams and helping us to understand them. It is a protective stone, guarding the owner against attack.  

The Hebrews used it to decorate their sacred garments. There is a legend of King Solomon that says an angel gave him a Lapis Lazuli ring to control demons. Lapis was used extensively in ancient Egypt. Lapis Lazuli Sacred to the Goddess Isis, this stone was prized by the Ancient Egyptians and holds the energy of a star-studded sky, limitless in its wisdom. Lapis provides mental clarity and objectivity it assists in awaking the third eye and for tapping into your intuition and strengthen psychic abilities. Lapis is also connected with Jupiter and thus expand intellect, wisdom and leadership qualities as well as helping in legal matters. 

The stone works as a shield from psychic attack. It is used to relieve insomnia and let go of anxieties.  From Antiquity, lapis lazuli was believed to ward off evils from the wearer. Hindus believe that if children wore Lapis Lazuli strung on gold wire it will protect them from all manners of evils, including night frights. Egyptians wore powdered Lapis on the eyes to improve eyesight. To ancient Sumerians, carrying a piece of Lapis, meant carrying a piece of the Gods. Lapis had traditionally been associated with motherhood and motherly love. In Egypt, it was associated with Isis and her child Horus. 

Natural healers and gem therapists use Lapis lazuli as an aid to balancing the brow chakra. This chakra influences vision and hearing. Imbalances of the brow chakra are said to cause headaches, anxiety and disorders of the skin. Lapis is an important gemstone in subduing an overactive 6th Chakra. This gemstone is also believed to stimulate creativity. In addition to all these powerful properties of Lapis, it is also said to help you understand your mind. It expands your viewpoint. It gives you wisdom and fairness and increase your spiritual love. It will bring peace and soothes depression. 

Wear lapis over the heart. It helps to connect the heart and the mind.