gemstone:
lapis lazuli

Lapis Lazuli, or Lapis for short, is a deep blue gemstone. This stone consists of multiple minerals.
Mostly Lazurite, Sodalite, Calcite and Pyrite.
During the Renaissance this specific color was considered as sacred. Lapis Lazuli was ground into powder and mixed into paint.
They used it to paint the robes of Virgin Mary and other historic cathedrals. At that time, this material was more expensive than gold.

Lapis Lazuli is a spiritual stone which enhances spiritual energies. It strengthens spiritual skills, astral traveling and enlightenment.
But also offers wisdom and inner peace. This stone helps to bridge the gap between the physical world and the spiritual realm.

Lapis lazuli works strong on the throat (5th) chakra.
For this, it also helps to become honest and finding (and accepting) your inner truth. It help you expressing your emotions and opinions. So you can walk your own path and speak your own truth.
Besides, it helps with creativity, objectivity and to clear the mind.

Of course this beautiful stone has an effect on the physical body as well.
It can resolve issues on the throat, larynx, thyroids and the vocal cords.
It also has a positive effect on migraine, sleeping problems and dizziness. But it helps with stress, the immune system and the hearing as well.

Ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptians associated this beautiful blue stone with the night sky. It was seen as a sacred stone and used for amulets and scarabs.
The world famous death mask of Tut-Ankh-Amon is made of pure gold and stripes of lapis lazuli.
The ancient Egyptians not only used lapis lazuli for jewelry, amulets and scarabs. They ground it as well, but mixed it with fat.
This way they could use it as eye shadow. Especially Cleopatra used it for this reason.

Lapis Lazuli resonates with the throat (5th) chakra and third eye (6th) chakra.

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