Stone of the Month - Lapis Lazuli
This mystical stone works to open the throat and balances the 3rd eye chakra, allowing you to speak your truth while also strengthening your psychic abilities. It works well with those who need a little more support in speaking up and having their voice heard. Lapis does not hold back! It is known as the “wisdom keeper” and synchronizes the mind, body, and spirit.
It releases stress, bringing deep peace. Lapis possesses enormous serenity and is the key to spiritual attainment, connecting you to Source. It stimulates higher faculties of the mind, bringing you objectivity and clarity so you can confront the truth, wherever you find it, and accept what it teaches. It is a strong aid in allowing you to express your opinions and encourages you to take charge of your life.
Lapis is also a very protective stone that protective stone that contacts spirit guardians. It recognizes psychic attack, blocks it, and returns energy back to source. This stone was highly regarded by the Ancient Egyptians and used as amulets to protect the pharaohs and royalty from evil spirits. The deep blue color and gold specks (Pyrite) reminded them of the stars and the night sky, which they believed to bring a closer connection to the Gods.
Most high quality Lapis is mined in Afghanistan, but also found in Russia, Chile, Pakistan, Italy, Mongolia, United States, and Canada.