Lapis Lazuli is the stone of truth and self-expression. It balances the throat chakra but also the third eye as it stimulates enlightenment and spiritual attainment. This stone reveals your inner truth by encouraging self-awareness and free expression of your own opinions. It also amplifies your thoughts and helps you confront the truth as well as accept it.
Lapis Lazuli also bonds love relationships and friendships, and helps in expressing feelings and emotions.
In essence, if you are looking for a stone to help you express your inner truth, Lapis Lazuli is the one for you.
How to cleanse
Lapis Lazuli, like most crystals, should be cleansed periodically.
My best recommendation for cleansing your crystals is to do so with smoke. This could be from sage, Palo Santo wood or incense sticks. Allow the smoke to engulf your crystal and visualize its energy being renewed. After cleansing it, set your intention for your crystal by holding it in your hands and speaking your affirmation into it, specifically relating to inner truth and self-expression.
Lapis Lazuli is a very special stone. In the ancient worlds, this stone was highly prized and sought after as it was believed that it could impart ancient knowledge.
It was made into amulets and jewellery ornamented with gold and was seen as a symbol of success and divine favour.
Lapis Lazuli was also one of the first forms of makeup used by the Egyptians as paint for their eyelids.