The use of lapis lazuli goes back to ancient times. This beautiful stone has been a favorite of both mystics, as well as royal families. Why would lapis lazuli be the choice for those who have external power, as well as those who focus on its internal counterpart?
Among the many properties ascribed to lapis lazuli are the energy of deep calm and a strong connection to cosmic wisdom. A connection that helps one align with a universal quality of truth and integrity. The deep cobalt blue of lapis lazuli has a royal presence, powerful and mysterious.
Lapis lazuli is not a stone one usually likes right away--its deep, mysterious energies can be veiled for a long time until one's mind is ready to be still, be open, and have the courage to discover the mysteries of the universe in silence.
The Powers of Lapis Lazuli
Because of its connection to cosmic/heaven energies, lapis lazuli is also believed to provide protection and shield the wearer from negative influences.
The water element color of the stone helps purify lower energies from one's body and align it with higher, healthier vibrations. The energy of lapis lazuli can also help a person become more aware of, and consequently easily access and express his or her truth.
Lapis lazuli activates a life of more intelligence, success, and an unshakable inner balance and power that is rooted in ancient connections.
The Energy of Lapis Lazuli
The feng shui water element has a unique expression in lapis lazuli; a quality of energy that can be successfully used in one's home or office. Lapis lazuli carries the wisdom of deep, pure and powerful waters with stillness and calm that can negate most negative influences in one's life and the environment.
Sometimes the deep blue of lapis lazuli has sparkles of gold in it (due to the presence of pyrite in the stone) which makes for a powerful combination of royal energies (such as wisdom, power, wealth, and respect). The magnificent variations of deep sky blue in this stone can mesmerize, comfort, and liberate one from fears and self-imposed limitations.
Lapis Lazuli Origins
Most of the lapis lazuli on the market comes from the USA, Afghanistan, Italy, and Chile.
Feng Shui Properties of Lapis Lazuli
In feng shui, lapis lazuli is used for many purposes. When it has speckles of gold in it, lapis lazuli becomes a perfect feng shui cure for wealth & abundance. A deep blue color sphere can bring protective energies to one's home, as well as help neutralize negative energies present in the family. The energy of lapis lazuli is also used as a health cure. And lastly, lapis lazuli is used as a feng shui cure for success in studies (for children) or business success and career advancement.
Where to Place Lapis Lazuli for Good Feng Shui
Depending on the energies you want to work on, you will place your lapis lazuli in the following feng shui Bagua areas: Southeast (Wealth & Abundance), East (Health) or North (Career & Path in Life). A small lapis lazuli sphere in your child's room or the living room is always a good idea. You can also place the lapis lazuli on your altar, or have a small tumble stone close to your bed.
What Form of Lapis Lazuli Should I Use?
Lapis lazuli spheres and tumbled stones are relatively easy to find. You can also sometimes find it in its rough (unpolished) form. Choose a form that speaks to you the most. Color-wise, a deeper blue of lapis lazuli will be more powerful (and more expensive). Various lapis lazuli carvings are available, so you can work with feng shui symbols to bring the energy you need.
Of course, having a piece of jewelry with lapis lazuli is an excellent way to benefit from its energy. To activate your voice and connection to inner truth, best to wear lapis lazuli as a pendant or earrings; to benefit from its protective qualities, you can wear a ring or a bracelet.