Lapis lazuli is a powerful stone that brings out the best in people. Some people refer to it as a stone of royalty.

It has been used extensively for thousands of year. Not just as a gemstone or stone of power, but also to be used as paint or even makeup when ground up.

Lapis lazuli is an aluminum silicate with a deep blue color. It usually has inclusions of pyrite and/or calcite. The name means ‘blue stone’ in Latin.

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Lapis Lazuli Meaninglapis lazuli meaning

Lapis lazuli is connected to the third eye chakra (6th chakra). Though some sources also connect it to the throat chakra (5th chakra).

Because of its connection to the third eye chakra lapis lazuli can boost your self-awareness and psychic abilities.

In ancient times it was used by royalty and even today lapis lazuli can bring out royal qualities in all of us. This is especially true when your lapis lazuli stone has pyrite inclusions.

When it has calcite inclusions, which are white, it can aid you in clearing your mind and help you better focus and perhaps receive the ancient wisdom the stone contains.

Lapis Lazuli Legends and Myths

Because of its sky blue color most myths and legends revolve around the evening or night sky. The connection becomes even stronger when you add the pyrite inclusions that look like stars.

Many Egyptian gods were connected to lapis lazuli. For example Ra, the sun god, had lapis lazuli hair. Because of the connection to gods it was often worn in protective amulets.

Lapis Lazuli Healing Properties

Lapis lazuli has been used in treatments for thousands of years. Today it is still used in gemstone and crystal therapy. Some prescribe it in case of eye strain, but most of the time it is used to relieve stress. It can be used to improve sleep and helps with insomnia.

Disclaimer: Lapis lazuli should not be used instead of regular medical treatment, but in addition to these treatments. Always seek professional help when dealing with health related problems.


  1. Martina Langa
    December 28, 2012 at 3:05 pm — Reply

    I hope you can be of help. I dreamt a friend telling about Lapis Lazuli – the rest of the conversation I cannot recall, but the name of this gemstone. What is very, very strange about this dream, is that this person is not comfortable, for the lack of a better word, to use crystals, due to her spiritual beliefs.

    Would you share some light with me.

    Thanking you in positive anticipation.



    • December 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm — Reply

      If you think it is important that your friend owns or wears a piece of lapis lazuli, but you know your friend is not comfortable with using crystals, you could simply gift a piece of lapis lazuli jewelry or perhaps a small statue of sorts. This way you can make sure they use lapis lazuli, without straining the relation with your friend.

  2. December 28, 2012 at 5:18 pm — Reply

    The only meaning we could find is that it was believed that dreaming of lapis lazuli would foretell of love that would be forever faithful. If you need more detail than that it is probably best to find someone that is more qualified to explain dreams, as we have little experience with it.

    • Anonymous
      February 10, 2014 at 2:17 am — Reply

      It is also known as one of the twelve apocalyptic stones mentioned in Revelations of the Bible. That is pretty significant to me.

  3. Martina Langa
    December 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm — Reply

    Thank you very much, Wilhelm. However, I would like to you know the significance of this gemstone. Does it have a spiritual meaning? Because it came to me through a dream.

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