2016-230 – Lapis Lazuli Orb Mandala

Lapis Lazuli Sphere - photo by Geo Glassica
Lapis Lazuli Sphere – photo by Geoclassica

This week’s MotD theme: Mineral Orbs

Rock hounds, Roy Masin and Stephen Moodie, of Geoclassica give us today’s gorgeously blue mineral orb, Labis Lazuli. One of my favorite stones. And if you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed that all this week while focusing on mineral orbs, I’ve also been presenting them as primary colors along with black and white. Today’s “blue” completes the series.

From Geoclassica’s site they state:

Lapis is a gemstone straight out of the fairy tale Arabian Nights. It was first introduced to Europe by Alexander the Great, where the colour was called “ultramarine” meaning “from beyond the seas”. Its modern name is a combination of lapis, the Latin word for “stone”, and the Arabian word azuli, denoting the colour.

From Geology.com about lapis lazuli:

In addition to lazurite, specimens of lapis lazuli usually contain calcite and pyrite. Sodalite, hauyne, wollastonite, afghanite, mica, dolomite, diopside, and a diversity of other minerals might also be present. To be called “lapis lazuli,” a rock must have a distinctly blue color and contain at least 25% blue lazurite.

As a rock, lapis lazuli is composed of several minerals, each with its own hardness, cleavage/fracture characteristics, specific gravity, and color. Hardness ranges from a Mohs 3 for calcite to the 6.5 of pyrite. The hardness of the material depends upon where you test it.

From Healing Crystals For You about the metaphysical properties of selenite:

Lapis Lazuli Stones resonate with the vibration of truth and enlightenment, and are powerful intense blue stones for opening the third eye and stimulating the pineal gland.

Lapis Lazuli is a useful stone to wear as it is said to relieve anger and negative thoughts, as well as easing frustrations causing the anger.

They resonate with the energy of the inner king or queen, and are historically stones of royalty, and this crystal also helps to balance the male and female aspects of your personality.

View more of Geoclassica’s spheres via their Geoclassica site or visit their St1 Mineral Gallery in Holland.

Inspiration for Today

Geoclassica’s Lapis Lazuli orb shows us how to co-exist in harmony as one. Being a composite of multiple minerals, it demonstrates cooperation and balance. Along with working/playing in harmony with the world around us, we also require harmony and balance within ourselves. For when we can experience this inside of ourselves, we will then see it everywhere outside of ourselves.

Happy Coloring!

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