The ultimate stone for calming and reducing anxiety, due to its naturally-occurring lithium, the medication prescribed as a mood-stabilizer for bipolar disorder. This stone can facilitate peaceful sleep, slowing down the over-active mind, when placed underneath your pillow at night. Lepidolite is a crystal ally that encourages you to take a deep breath and pause, feeling your way through what is happening instead of over-thinking all that is occurring at the moment. In this way, it can dispel negativity and tension, alleviate stress, and help stop your mind from obsessing over things that are out of your control and purview. What is not yours to control, is not your responsibility, and lepidolite can help you view the world with more tranquil and balanced eyes, and a calmer heart.
According to Judy Hall in The Encyclopedia of Crystals, the name lepidolite derives from the Greek word lepidos, which means scale. This is why this crystal is associated with the zodiac sign of Libra, the scales of balance, and the tarot card of Justice. Through its relationship to the scale, lepidolite is a stone of reconciliation, balance, equality, and fairness. It can therefore help to manage addictions or negative behaviors that tip our scales too far towards one side of possibility and action. It can help us see all sides of a conflict and manage our emotions and fears. We also infuse this crystal into our crystal clothes! Shop everything we have that includes this crystal here.
Lepidolite is also known to be a protective stone against EMFs, along with other grounding stones like black tourmaline or shungite. You can place it near computers and cell phones at night, or grid office spaces containing technology with this stone to help protect yourself from these frequencies.
As a purple stone, lepidolite can be associated with the 6th chakra, or third eye chakra, located on our forehead between our eyebrows. This chakra is connected to our intuition and opening ourselves to see beyond that which can be proven or what our mind can tell us. By cutting through all the chatter of the over-active mind, lepidolite enables us to see more clearly with the third eye and tap into our innate knowing. An unblocked third eye can help us connect better with ourselves and access the knowledge we all have, which can come out in meditation, through tarot or oracle card readings, by connecting to our spirit guides, communicating with angels or loved ones, accessing the Akashic Record, or even by paying attention to the herbs or crystals we reach for each day. In addition, as Venus rules the sign of Libra, lepidolite can also be related to the heart chakra and to love, especially to the higher aspects of self-love, compassion, empathy, and understanding.
Importantly, this is one of the crystals that should not be cleansed with water, due to its elemental composition. Cleanse lepidolite under the light of the full moon, with plants or earth, or with sunlight.
How to use: Sleep with lepidolite under your pillow to help you calm an over-active mind; use it near cell phones and laptops to protect yourself from EMFs; hold whenever you need help breaking through anxiety; place over your third eye during meditation. Shop here.
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Want to learn more about crystals? These are some of my favorite resources for deepening my knowledge about crystals and my practice with these beautiful gifts from Mother Nature.
Energy Muse – @energymuse, their book Crystal Muse, full of inspiring rituals to undertake with your crystals, and their blog.
The Love and Light School of Crystal Therapy – @loveandlightschool, Ashley’s podcast Love and Light Live Crystal Podcast, their website with training programs and video content.
Judy Hall – a prolific writer about crystals, astrology, and other aspects of self-healing. She has written a variety of indispensable crystal books. Some of my favorites include The Encyclopedia of Crystals, The Crystal Bible (all three), and The Crystal Companion. Find her online.
Nicholas Pearson – another excellent author who has studied the powers of crystals for over 20 years. My favorite is Crystal Healing for the Heart – an excellent resource about a variety of crystals that can be used for heart-centered healing, for everything from self-love to romance @theluminouspearl.
About me: I’m Victoria, and I’m a full-time medical student and part time intern for Chasin’ Unicorns, interested in psychiatry, especially working with children and in global mental health. I stumbled into the world of crystals during my Saturn Return, and quickly became immersed in the realms of mystical and spiritual tools for self-empowerment, including astrology, tarot, and Ayurveda. And I’m always ready to learn and explore more!