The name is derived from the Latin word “Lapis” meaning stone and the Persian word “lāzaward” meaning sky or heavens. It is important to note that unlike most minerals, Lapis Lazuli is found within caves and not traditional mines. Other localities of Lapis include the Andes in Chile, Canada, Russia, Burma, and the United States.
This mineral has some of the oldest societal uses tracing back to the Mesopotamians where it was traded between the Egyptians. Numerous historical relics have been created from this stone such as the Pillars in Saint Petersburg Cathedral, King Tutankhamen’s Sarcophagus, and the eyeshadow of Cleopatra.
Lapis Lazuli is a stone that emboldens the communicative abilities between the mind, throat, and heart. One will shortly begin to find themselves radiating the truth of their emotional body. Lapis Lazuli’s energies promote heightened intellect, inner visions, and an expanded mental capacity.