A couple of weeks ago I had a dream in which I was shown a beautiful blue stone…right before I woke up. That stone was Lapis lazuli. I had NEVER dreamed of a stone or crystal in my entire life. So needless to say, I opened my book on crystals to look it up – noticing that it suggested wearing the stone as a pair of earrings. I needed no more encouragement than that! After my morning routines and rituals I hopped on Etsy and found the perfect pair of sterling silver and lapis lazuli earrings – which I immediately ordered. (See above)
Since they were coming from India, it would take a couple of weeks before I received the earrings. So…we took another day trip to Boulder Creek to visit my new favorite metaphysical store, Air and Fire, where I picked-up a small piece of lapis lazuli to tide me over. (Also above)
The ancient Egyptians crushed lapis lazuli into a fine powder to use as eyeshadow; and rumor has it that Michelangelo used it (also in powder form) to color frescoes in the Sistine Chapel where the color blue was needed.
Lapis lazuli is a stone of protection, recognizing a psychic attack and neutralizing any harmful energies directed at you. Since it is the “Stone of Truth”, having it near you can assist in recognizing other people’s lies and deceptions. (Which can be very helpful these days.) When placed close to amethyst or clear quartz, it’s great at dispelling psychic “debris” (negative energies). All stones need to be cleansed from time to time, and since this particular one must be kept from water AND salt I’ll cleanse it the way I do my Tarot deck: pass it through copal or dragon’s blood smoke.
Charge lapis lazuli by holding in your dominant hand and sending your intention (such as to attract love or wealth) directly into the stone.