Lapis Lazuli is a unique combination of darkness and light,
its deep blue colour sparkling with gold Pyrite a symbol
for a night sky alight with stars.
The ancient Egyptians considered Lapis to be a royal stone.
It was often pulverized and made into a poultice to be rubbed
into the crown of the head. It was believed that as it dried
it drew out all spiritual impurities.
Today we may be less likely to think of spiritual impurities
in terms of using Lapis.
Its most common use is to clear the mind of elements of
the past which are no longer needed. This procedure should
be done with care, for when the past is released, it often
carries with it emotional wounds.
It's recommended that when Lapis is used for this purpose
in meditation, it should be placed on the third eye (between
the other two), and joined by either Rose Quartz, Aventurine,
Also by placing a Rose Quartz on the heart centre, Rhodochrosite
on the solar plexus, and Smoky Quartz on the first (root)
chakra (either in the pelvic area or by the feet) softens
lapis' impact and help to dissolve the charge of the emotions
which may surface.
The Lapis journey is one of going into our own mysteries
and of releasing the illusions we have accepted as reality.
The reward for choosing to go into this darkness is symbolized
by the golden light which shines in Lapis' deep blue sky.