Its name comes from the Latinlapis, "stone," and the Persianlazhuward, "blue."
For many rulers in history, lapis lazuli was considered a protective stone. This gemstone also played a long role as a pigment because of its azure colour, used for makeup and painting.
Lapis lazuli is one of the oldest spiritual stones known to man, used already in ancient times, in India, China, and even among the Incas, by healers, priests and rulers for power, wisdom and to stimulate psychic abilities and inner vision. It represents universal truth.
According to tradition, its sulfur content should be effective against epilepsy, skin diseases or gallbladder disorders and helps to increase potency.
Lapis lazuli promotes sincerity and improves one's credibility. Increasing optimism helps with depression, anxiety or blockages, lets go of bad habits and facilitates the ability to take criticism. In addition, it creates new self-confidence and makes it easier to get rid of oppressive burdens. However, lapis lazuli can also promote a clear mind, concentration and intuition. This healing stone is also helpful in that it opens up relationships and friendships.
Lapis quickly releases stress, allowing peace and serenity. Placed over the Third Eye, Lapis expands awareness and conscious attunement with the intuitive self, stimulating enlightenment and enhancing dreamwork.