As a gemstone enthusiast I am not supposed to have favorites, but I hate to admit that I do, and Lapis Lazuli is one of them. I have always been drawn to this beautiful, mysterious gem and as a designer I love working with its gorgeous deep blue mixed with speckles of gold. The ancient Egyptians revered this stone as being royal and magical, and therefore Lapis Lazuli was often used in amulets and in tombs for protection. It was believed that the stone contained the force behind all divinity, and therefore those who possessed it bore the potent magical power of a deity.
So what makes this stone so special? Lapis Lazuli is said to impart ancient knowledge and wisdom as it enhances one’s awareness, insight and intellect. It opens the third eye and balances the throat chakra. By opening the third eye chakra, it helps one tap into their intuition and strengthen their psychic abilities. By balancing the throat chakra, Lapis reveals inner truth, encourages self-awareness and facilitates self-expression without holding back.
In terms of healing, Lapis Lazuli can be used to alleviate headaches, insomnia, vertigo and high blood pressure. It benefits the respiratory and nervous systems, throat, larynx and thyroid.
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