Mother Nature seems to have used the deep blue lapis to capture the sky in solid form. The glittering pyrite inclusions against the rich blue backdrop of this splendid stone create a striking likeness of a galaxy.
Lapis is an excellent stone to help with peaceful sleep and psychic dreaming. It can bring matters more clearly to the mind. The stone will allow for cosmic communication with other dimensions of reality. Sleeping with this gemstone can help you see the meaning in your dreams more clearly by allowing you to interpret and understand the messages or information that your subconscious provides.
Use lapis to help with success in business and other worldly pursuits. It is good to use for humanitarian quests and interests as it has far-reaching effects, just like a galaxy. Early cultures valued lapis lazuli more highly than gold. In ancient Egypt it was a custom to bury a lapis lazuli scarab with the dead. The Egyptians believed it offered protection. It is also believed to enhance higher love, powers of intelligence and concentrated intention.
Lapis can help you focus on universal brotherhood and sisterhood cooperation to produce abundance. Some other properties of Lapis are illumination, wisdom, mental insight and clarity of thought. It may also help when systems of information, exchange, transportation and communication are blocked. Lapis can help you to communicate your deeply felt beliefs and put them into practice in the outer world. It can help shy, introverted people express themselves. Expressing your true self can free energies you would otherwise waste repressing. Lapis helps to release old, buried emotions, thereby helping to dispel depression.
Lapis lazuli’s message: Meditate with lapis when you need all methods for moving people, services and facts to be as direct and simple as possible. Use it when you need a higher perspective on your situation. When blocked channels are cleared by Lapis, expect energies to initially be a bit chaotic, before they calm down.
More information is available in my book Healing Crystals: Using Energy Stones & Making Medicine Bags — you can find it here.