Lapis is the epicenter (or axis) of the Throat Chakra – or Human/Crystal Energy Zone – which I call Voice. It is the strongest of the stones connected thereto – in the sense that it is dominant – but it does not replace, nor should it be construed as being “more important” than the others.
Other Voice stones include Chrysocolla, Turquoise, Kyanite, and Sodalite. The latter is a lesser version of Lapis, in other words it evokes Lapis energy, but is less potent (and also less expensive). I explain these other varieties on other parts of this site, or you can write me for more information about them.
Back to Lapis! It speaks to the primary purpose and expression of our vocation (job) or avocation (dream job, or passion). Per the card from my Crystal Meditation & Affirmations deck (featured image), you ideally want ‘what you do’ and ‘who you are’ to be aligned, or one and the same. Alas, this isn’t possible for all of us, and is also a challenge for those who think of themselves as being on the right path towards achieving that complementarity.
Structurally, Lapis is made up of 3 primary ‘ingredients’ – Lazurite (the blue), Pyrite (the gold), and Calcite (the white) – and is generally valued more highly when there is more blue and gold present than white.
Historically, Lapis has been prized throughout the span of known civilization – going back to at least 7000 BCE – and artistically, it’s been used to make deeply colored paint pigment going back to the Egyptians, and up through some of the most renowned painters of the Renaissance
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