Saturday, June 16, 2012

L- Lapis Lazuli #paganblogproject

Lapis lazuli is the stone of the Goddess of Love from time immemorial. It is the color of the evening sky, flecked with golden stars. It was the stone the ancients referred to when they mentioned "Star Sapphire" -- because of its star-strewn indigo. Those golden stars are actually bits of pyrite.

I adore lapis. One of my first exposures to it as a magician was in learning its history as the gem worn by priestesses of Ishtar, Inanna, and Isis, and this stone has been associated with love magic in the ancient world . It's also one of the oldest stones on record as noted for its healing properties. (An Egyptian papyrus from about 1600 BCE relates the healing qualities of lapis along with several other stones).

This stone was used, even in ancient times, to bring peace and to dispel melancholy and depression. It is associated with the throat chakra, and as such, it brings healing to that area -- including healing an ill-functioning thyroid glad. (The thyroid is a gland of total-body systems regulation. Poor thyroid function can bring a host of physical and emotional ailments including weight gain/loss, migraines, high blood pressure, sleep disorder, and depression.)

1 comment:

Etain said...

I love this stone. Great informative post.