The stone of truth; Lapis Lazuli, is said to encourage wisdom, knowledge and memory. While it is not the traditional birthstone for September, Lapis Lazuli has been known as the sun sign (star sign) stone for Libra, and we love it as our very own bohemian stone for September!
Often confused with Sapphire (the traditional birthstone for September) Lapis Lazuli was originally named ‘sapphirus’ in Greek and Roman culture but was later called Lapis Lazuli during the Middle Ages. The name ‘Lapis Lazuli’ translates to ‘blue stone’ in Latin and we can see why, given the countless references to its striking colour throughout history.
Associated with royalty, honour and divinity, the deep blue stone has been discovered adorning burial sites of royalty and as references to Gods throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. This crystal stone has been used in jewellery for thousands of years, and even ground to powder and used for things like paint. It is believed to have been the eyeshadow used by ancient Egyptians like Cleopatra.
In Astrology, the diplomatic and fair Libra can often struggle with decision making, so the clarity and truth that Lapis Lazuli can provide may help them draw a conclusion. Working with the Third Eye chakra this psychic stone allows us to uncover truth and increase awareness. Many Buddhists believe Lapis Lazuli can bring inner peace and encourage positivity.