Keywords: Inner vision, truthful communication, royal virtue
Astrological Sign(s): Taurus, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius
Chakra(s): Throat, Third Eye
Chemical Formula: (Na,Ca)₈Al₆Si₆O₂₄ (S,SO)₄
Lapis Lazuli, or ‘blue stone’ in Latin, has been prized for centuries for its vibrant blue color and inclusions of gold pyrite. Popularized by the ancient Egyptians, Lapis Lazuli has been used throughout history as jewelry and burial ornaments, with a strong association to royalty and the Divine. Lapis Lazuli is a softer mineral with a hardness of 5 to 6 on the Mohs scale, the stone was used as medicine and even ground up to be used as a cosmetic. Lapis Lazuli is known to activate psychic abilities and assist with the opening of the Third Eye chakra. Lapis Lazuli is also considered to be an alternative birthstone for September. Notable deposits of Lapis Lazuli can be found in Afghanistan, Chile and Russia.