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Bluemanticore
25-04-2004, 08:27
Third time's the charm. :)

As I said in the amethyst and malachite threads, this is a survey, of sorts. Pretty much I'm asking what lapis lazuli means to you. Not what a book tells you lapis lazuli means, but what comes to your mind when you think about the powers of lapis lazuli. What do you feel when working with lapis lazuli? What do you use lapis lazuli for? Do you have a special connection to lapis lazuli? What elements, animals, plants, deities, etc. might you relate to lapis lazuli?
There is nothing wrong with lapis lazuli meaning to you what a book says it means also, of course, I am just curious what else comes to mind when a person does first use their own mind to think about a stone. Thanks again.

Sincerely,
BlueManticore

hedgecub
25-04-2004, 10:06
Blue is my favourite colour, and lapis is a gorgeous shade, so lapis means happiness and peacefulness to me. Also, the flecks of pyrite remind me of the night sky, so it also means heaven or indeed anything metaphorically celestial.

miss_apples
25-04-2004, 15:38
I keep a small piece of Lapis Lazuli with my Gendron Tarot, and its now the deck I find myself most comfortable using and I think that the lapis has a lot to do with it. I cant explain but it seems to give a deep connecting feeling to my gendron tarot.

Simone
30-04-2004, 05:49
I absolutely love lapis lazuli! It is my favourite crystal to wear around my neck.

I do own a very special necklace: I bought it cheaply on a flea market, and brought it to specialist who told me, after examining the stones, the way they are cut and drilled, that it is most likely that the jewel comes from India and was made 200 years ago! Just imagine...

I love lapis lazuli: it always calms me and helps me to focus, to keep a cool head.

Love
Simone

smokey
06-05-2004, 20:05
Lapis lazuli..
"The stone of the magician"...hmm...Anything Is Possible!!!
(I keep a small piece in a "dream-bag" w/my labradorlite under my
pillow with a journal nearby.)
I simply love t/stone for its natural beauty alone.

kryztyna
22-05-2004, 05:58
I get a feeling of connecting with the vastness of the night sky - an a clear night you can see forever! Lapis lazuli and clear quartz are the two stones I use for inner calm before a reading.

CreativeFire
29-05-2004, 08:18
Lapis Lazuli ...

The colours and markings in the stone make me think of looking into deep space, like looking at the stars, comets, clouds of dust. When I use lapis lazuli I feel that I am connecting intuitively but also to the mysteries of the universe - if that makes sense :)

I have a lapis lazuli stone cut into a pyramid (about 3 cms high) and often sit this on the table when I am reading the cards.

I have also found that it is great for headaches - I lay back and sit the pyramid on my forehead and close my eyes and after a little while my headache has eased. Even when I remove the lapis pyramid to go to sleep, I can still feel the square (base) of the pyramid on my forehead for quite some time.

CreativeFire

paradoxx
01-06-2004, 11:10
I think that my arrowhead is made of lapis lazuli. It is light blue, grey/black, white, and has flecks of pyrite. The veins in the stone make it look like it was molten at some time, and four black dots are found in a white vein. It acts as a calming center in stressful situations, and allows for quick thinking in difficult situations.

Justin
07-06-2004, 17:43
This stone is one of the many in my new collections of the "basics," but is definitely one my favorite. I LOVE the blue color and the flecks of pyrite just seem to captivate me. I feel a tremendous sense of calm when i look at and feel this stone. Simply put, i love it!

Justin

Glass Owl
12-08-2012, 12:19
Lapis Lazuli ...

The colours and markings in the stone make me think of looking into deep space, like looking at the stars, comets, clouds of dust. When I use lapis lazuli I feel that I am connecting intuitively but also to the mysteries of the universe - if that makes sense :)

I have a lapis lazuli stone cut into a pyramid (about 3 cms high) and often sit this on the table when I am reading the cards.

I have also found that it is great for headaches - I lay back and sit the pyramid on my forehead and close my eyes and after a little while my headache has eased. Even when I remove the lapis pyramid to go to sleep, I can still feel the square (base) of the pyramid on my forehead for quite some time.

CreativeFire

I know that this is a thread from years ago, but I was happy to read about lapis lazuli being good for headaches. I recently felt an urge to buy a lapis lazuli chip necklace as well as a small pendent. And since I've been suffering from headaches lately, maybe that is a good thing.

TurquoiseVirgo
12-08-2012, 18:44
When I see or think of Lapis Lazuli, I think of oceans and outerspace <3 The depths of the ocean and the highest corners of outerspace. The little spots on some Lapis look like stars to me. I love it because it's calming to me and I feel like i have some sort of history with it, when I look at it it almost brings back some distant memories of maybe another lifetime but I'm not sure what the memories are. I just feel very familiar with Lapis. I love it because it's soothing to me and other stones like Aventurine really ground me as a person and also calm me. I use Lapis for love mostly along with Rose Quartz or Amethyst.

Lotus Padma
13-08-2012, 01:49
GlassOwl, that is an awesome old thread you found! :) very interesting, and I hope the lapis helps you.

I myself cannot connect to Lapis, though I have tried and tried - it just puts me off, like Carnelian does too, and I don't know why. Sometimes I think I have an aversion to those two stones because of a past life incident in Egypt ;p

Lapis is a gorgeous stone and I wish I could use it...it reminds me of the stars reflected in a lake, or of bits of golden tobacco on a dark blue blanket...beautiful!

DownwardSpiral
13-08-2012, 09:54
GlassOwl, that is an awesome old thread you found! :) very interesting, and I hope the lapis helps you.

I myself cannot connect to Lapis, though I have tried and tried - it just puts me off, like Carnelian does too, and I don't know why. Sometimes I think I have an aversion to those two stones because of a past life incident in Egypt ;p

Lapis is a gorgeous stone and I wish I could use it...it reminds me of the stars reflected in a lake, or of bits of golden tobacco on a dark blue blanket...beautiful!

I still haven't worked with mine but I do remember reading on one of the websites that this stone can effect people differently as far as some people need to build up a sort of tolerance with it. The suggestion was to spend a few hours at a time and not something you would carry with you all day let alone everyday. (not quoting here)

Lotus Padma
13-08-2012, 10:15
I still haven't worked with mine but I do remember reading on one of the websites that this stone can effect people differently as far as some people need to build up a sort of tolerance with it. The suggestion was to spend a few hours at a time and not something you would carry with you all day let alone everyday. (not quoting here)

Well, now THAT is interesting - the building up to it bit. Actually makes a lot of sense ;)

I was in a crystal and rock shop in Jasper Park, and the owner of the store had been working with crystals all of his life. He told me the reason we have aversions to certain ones is because we don't need them ;p he said the same thing I always say - that you don't get to pick the crystal - it picks you :) but I still like your building up to it idea! :)

DownwardSpiral
13-08-2012, 13:02
Well, now THAT is interesting - the building up to it bit. Actually makes a lot of sense ;)

I was in a crystal and rock shop in Jasper Park, and the owner of the store had been working with crystals all of his life. He told me the reason we have aversions to certain ones is because we don't need them ;p he said the same thing I always say - that you don't get to pick the crystal - it picks you :) but I still like your building up to it idea! :)

That would be true too because if the body and the crystals communicate at a cellular level the body could be repelling the crystal or simply not "taking" anything from it. It would be interesting to see if at some point your body "switched sides" and had a need for this crystal.

I think in the case of the website it was referring to people who have a strong reaction to lapis lazuli and can't tolerate its effects for a long time. It makes me think of moldavite and peoples varying reactions to that. Ha I'll let you know when I get to that first crystal I absolutely can't work with : )