Egyptians over time have made much use of this captivating gemstone. Lapis Lazuli was among the first crystals to be used in jewelry in Ancient Egypt and was often worn by royalty. Cleopatra even ground lapis lazuli into powder to create her famous dark blue eye shadow.
King Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus was heavily inlaid with Lapis and found repeatedly in burial ornaments of other Egyptian Pharaoh’s and their Queens. Egyptian Chief Justices and High Priests wore amulets made of Lapis of the Goddess of Truth, Maat, around their necks on gold chains. It is probably from this association with Ma’at that Lapis Lazuli first became known as the Stone of Truth.
Other Goddesses associated with Lapis Lazuli are: Roman Goddess of Love, Venus; Greek Goddess of War and Wisdom, Athena; Greek Goddess of Hearth & Home, Hera; and Egyptian Goddess of Heaven and Sky; Nuit aka Nut.
Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought after stones in use since man’s history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth
It is a stone of protection that may be worn to guard against psychic attacks, Lapis Lazuli quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. It brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge. Encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity.
Lapis Lazuli assists to confront and speak one’s truth and inspires confidence. It bonds relationships, aiding in expression of feelings and emotions.
Lapis Lazuli boosts the immune system, purifies blood, lowers blood pressure, cooling and soothing areas of inflammation. It alleviates insomnia and vertigo, and overcomes depression. Lapis Lazuli benefits the respiratory and nervous systems and the throat, vocal cords, and thyroid, cleanses organs, bone marrow and thymus.
Physical Energy Properties: Lapis lazuli can boost the immune system help to prevent illness, and it is also beneficial for the ears and hearing. It’s also believed to be able to help in repairing muscles and the skeletal system. Migraines can also be eased with some lapis lazuli. It’s also great for the throat area and the thymus gland.
Emotional Energy Properties: This beautiful blue stone helps ease depression and anxiety because it harmonizes all aspects of self. It releases stress and brings deep peace as well as a great sleep. Excellent for gaining spiritual insight and wisdom, activating personal power and inner truth. It also blocks any attacks and promotes protection and safety.