This article originally appeared in our September edition of Witch, What?, a newsletter for witches of all experience levels which you can pick up in person at our stores or receive for free with an online order. It includes information like that month's full moon, any Wheel of the Year holidays coming up, what is in bloom that month, and helpful articles like this one! These articles will not appear on our blog until the following month, so if you want to get them right away, make sure to drop by our booth at the 400 Market!
Lapis Lazuli is one of September’s birthstones. Lapis Lazuli is, by gemological definition, 25-50% Lazurite with additional inclusions of Calcite, Pyrite, and Sodalite. There may be a wide range of other mineral or crystal inclusions, including Mica, but it is the blend of white, gold, and blue colours within a Lazurite matrix which defines the stone.
It helps bring a sense of serenity as well as clarity. It can help increase your sense of personal and spiritual power and is thought to help break curses. It is considered a stone of royalty and artistry.