Lapis lazuli is a silicate of sodium, calcium, and aluminum with sulfur in the pyrite inclusions. It can be found in Afghanistan, Russia, Egypt, the Middle East, the United States, and Chile.
Lapis Lazuli in History and Folklore
Lapis lazuli has been used in Egypt and Sumeria as eye shadow and in protective amulets and other jewelry.
Romans ingested the ground lapis powder in food and drink as an aphrodisiac and as an antidote to poison. The ring that the angel presented to King Solomon to control his demon legion of workers was made of lapis lazuli.
Lapis Lazuli Correspondences
- Angel: Sahaqiel;
- Gods/Goddesses: Nuit, Venus, Isis, Sin;
- chakra: Throat, Brow, Crown
- Element: water, air;
- Astrological Sign: Sagittarius, Capricorn;
- Planet: Venus;
- Sabbat: Midsummer or Litha;
Magickal Uses of Lapis Lazuli
Lapis can be used to attract spiritual love and infuse fidelity in a relationship. It is also used to strengthen psychic awareness and intuition.
Lapis helps to disconnect the conscious and subconscious mind and boosts intuition. Lapis lazuli is a very protective stone.
Healing with Lapis Lazuli
Body: Lapis helps relieve headaches and migraines, eases eyestrain and calms the nervous system. It is also used to help reduce inflammation. Do not use to make a traditional elixir due to the sulfur content of the stone.
Mind: Lapis lazuli helps to relieve depression.
Care and Cleansing
Sunlight can affect the color of Lapis lazuli. Use incense or a singing bowl to cleanse and recharge by laying on a clear crystal overnight under the moon.