LAPIS LAZULI Stone
Originating from the Persian word "lazhuward", Lapis Lazuli, or just Lapis is a deep-blue semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense colour. The ancient Romans called Lapis Lazuli "a fragment of the starry firmament," in admiration of its colors, deep blue with twinkling bits of gold.
Ancient Hindus believed that Lapis Lazuli activates the psychic centers at the third eye chakra, which is said to be the center of our perception and command. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is here, and we relate to ourselves through this chakra.
For the ancient goddesses; Lapis Lazuli honors Hera, Greek Goddess of Marriage, and the Queen of all Gods and Goddesses on Mt Olympus. She is a source of inspiration for wives and lovers and for standing up for what is right.
Lapis Lazuli honors Inanna, the Sumerian Goddess of the Underworld. She journeys into the underworld carrying her Lapis Lazuli rods and measures time and the length of a person’s life.
Lapis Lazuli honors Nuit, the Egyptian Goddess of Heaven and Sky. She swallows the sun each evening and gives birth to it again each morning. She is the protector and mother of life on Earth.
Lapis Lazuli honors Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love & the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty. She was one of twelve Olympians who governed all aspects of human life and is known for her beauty and passion.
Lapis Lazuli is also used in devotions to Dana (Danu), the Celtic River Goddess.