Lapis Lazuli is a beautiful stone that has been prized in many cultures for its deep, saturated blue color as well as its energetic qualities. In ancient Egypt, pharaohs were often buried with lapis lazuli objects, and this stone was even used to make eye shadow. In Renaissance Europe it was used as a very valuable blue pigment. According to Buddhist tradition, lapis lazuli can help find inner peace and release negative thoughts. It is often used in jewelry and has been carved into decorative and practical objects, including sculptures, combs and bowls. It is also a popular crystal for feng shui applications.
What is Lapis Lazuli?
Lapis lazuli is a metamorphic rock containing several minerals, including lazurite, calcite and pyrite. The most valuable lapis lazuli is a deep, uniform blue, sometimes dotted with golden flecks of pyrite. In this form, it resembles a starry night sky. The calcite in lapis lazuli can also result in white streaks, which generally makes the stone less valuable.
Properties of lapis lazuli
- Color : Blue
- chakras: Throat, Third Eye, Crown
- Number : Vibrates up to 3
- Planet: Venus
- Zodiac: Sagittarius, Ox
- Bagua areas: Gen (Knowledge), Qian (Helpful People)
- Elements: Metal, wood
- Origin : Afghanistan, Chile, Middle East, Russia, USA
Meaning and use of lapis lazuli
Lapis Lazuli is a powerful stone for thought and spirituality, and it has a very high vibration. It is believed to increase self-knowledge and awareness of one’s own thoughts and can help you trust your inner wisdom. It also strengthens psychic and intuitive abilities, and connects the spiritual world to the physical world. It can help with creativity, self-expression and communication. Also, lapis lazuli can help harmonize and balance the yin and yang aspects within you.
Uses in Feng Shui
Activate Gen, the knowledge corner
When you want to work on cultivating self-knowledge or spiritual wisdom, you can take a look at Gen, also called the bagua feng shui knowledge corner. If you stand at the entrance of your house looking inside, Gen’s position is the nearest corner on your left side. This area is related to skills, self-knowledge and cultivation, as well as the earth element and the color dark blue. One way to activate this area of your home and enhance these aspects of your life is to place a lapis lazuli stone in the Gen position of your home.
Activate Qian, the corner of helpful people
Qian is the bagua feng shui area that is connected to helpful people, benefactors, and travel. It can be useful to place lapis lazuli in this area if you want more support from the people in your life, or more support from the non-physical realms. To locate Qian, again stand in the entrance of your house, facing inwards, then find the nearest corner on your right. Qian is also related to the metal element, which is related to communication and speech. Because lapis lazuli can help with self-expression, deep listening, and communication, it can help enhance metal element qualities like clear communication and speaking appropriately.
Activate your meditation zone
If you have a meditation room or space in your home, lapis lazuli is a great stone to add as it can develop awareness, self-knowledge, and intuition. It is also said to help recognize repeating thoughts, and to know how to proceed with those thoughts, whether they need to be explored or released.
Activate your workspace
In feng shui, your workspace represents your career. If you can, it’s best to have a dedicated room or space that you use when working. Once you have a space dedicated to work, you can add lapis lazuli to it to enhance your awareness, creativity, and communication in your work. If you are an artist and have a space where you practice your art, lapis lazuli would also be a nice addition to that space.
Wear lapis lazuli
Feng shui should not be limited to your home: you can also apply the same principles to your body! Another way to work with lapis lazuli energy is to wear it on your body. Because this stone also has a very serene energy and high vibration, it can be a support stone to carry with you throughout your day.