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Lepidolite : Meaning, Healing & Properties

Everything you need to know about Lepidolite.

IDENTIFICATION

Lepidolite is a lilac-grey or rose-coloured member of the mica group of minerals with chemical formula K(Li,Al) 3(Al,Si,Rb) 410(F,OH) 2. It is the most abundant lithium-bearing mineral and is a secondary source of this metal. It is a phyllosilicate mineral and a member of the polylithionite-trilithionite series.

Lepidolite is a lullaby stone, its a form of silicate and super soft in mood and nature and measures in on the Mohs hardness scale at a low 2.5-3.5. Mined on the far-flung shores of heady Brazil, the chilly depths of Russia, the desert winds of California, Canada, Madagascar, and Afghanistan, Lepidolite is a cosmic connector, ever ready to forge bridges and bonds across the globe.

  

Lepidolite is not typically enhanced or treated in any way. It’s sometimes confused for muscovite, as it’s fairly similar in appearance. But the difference between the two is that lepidolite has a significantly lower relief. However, as the two are fairly similarly priced, neither is typically used as an imitation of the other.

Lepidolite best combines with:

  • Agate: Pair these 2 together to strengthen your spiritual connections.

  • Apache Tears: When combined with Lepidolite, they can very effectively bring happiness into a mourning space.
  • Angelite: If you are using Lepidolite to improve your connections to divinity, it is very effectively paired with Angelite which has angelic associations.
  • Smoky Quartz: A useful stone to pair with Lepidolite. It has the amplifying power of Quartz crystal as well as the anti-negativity powers of its dark colour.
  • Element: Water, Storm
  • Planet: Jupiter, Neptune
  • Zodiac: Libra, Pisces 
  • Chakras: Crown, Third Eye, Heart, Solar Plexus, Sacral, Root 

HISTORY 

First discovered in the 19th century by Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff, this stone was first named Lilalite after its soft radiant colouring but later was retitled as Lepidolite from the Greek Lepidos. Lepidos in Greek translates to scale, a name that pays homage to the dragon-like texture of this dreamy high fantasy feeling stone. 

Lepidolite is mined as a source of the element lithium along with other rare earth elements such as cesium and rubidium. Lepidolite is an important source of lithium, which is the lightest metal in the world. It is used in rechargeable batteries, mobile phones, toasters, microwave ovens, air purifiers, aircraft parts and is well-known as a mood-stabilizing drug. Fine-grained masses of lepidolite have been polished into ornaments such as eggs and animal carvings.

 

SPIRITUAL ATTRIBUTES

True to its meaning, Lepidolite harmonises the spirit and brings serenity to your life. You will experience a more calming energy, which better aids you in synchronicity. Aside from that, it also creates a more positive and peaceful outlook in life. In addition, this peace can also enhance your intellectual and analytical abilities. You can better understand your thought patterns to make better life decisions that benefit you.

Lepidolite gemstones also dispels and protects you from negative energies, making room for good luck and fortune in your life. If you’re ever around any harmful electromagnetic energies, this stone can shield you from their influences as well.

This stone also encourages spiritual self-love, which helps you form a connection with the Divine.

Another spiritual ability of the Lepidolite gemstone is that it boosts your connection with spirit guides. It helps you go into a state of mind that is conducive for communing with beings in the higher planes.

PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES 

While Lepidolite is a dream at helping heal emotional overdrive, it also works wonders on the physical body too. It also gives your immune system a bountiful boost.

As a stone known for reducing stress factors and anxiety, Lepidolite also gets to work making sure the nervous system is in complete harmony so you can deal with anything that comes your way. The gentle joyous stone also cuts down on the harmful side effects of electromagnetic pollution, chasing away the smog so you stay protected and don’t feel like you are feeling your way through a blanket of emotional fog.

Lepidolite has also been known to help numb sciatica and neuralgia. It is also said to reduce problems associated with Alzheimer’s. Finally, among all its amazing traits, Lepidolite can help to stabilize moods, cut back on PMT, and help the body and mind deal with changes brought on by hormonal cycles and the menopause.

EMOTIONAL ATTRIBUTES

As mentioned, Lepidolite is a hugely stabilizing stone and therefore it’s energy works wonders when it comes to balance and complete emotional healing. When our emotions are out of whack this can lead to us feeling unable to climb off the rollercoaster of life. Up one moment and down the next, this can be hugely disorientating for the mind. Rather than embrace our shadow side, we can try to stumble on and blindly deal with our feelings without a foundation to keep us strong and stable. Lepidolite recognises this imbalance and works with us to move to a place of long-term healing and harmonious self-love.

It helps us to let go of those patterns that are no longer serving us, to reorganise and restructure our behaviour patterns and thoughts, and to embrace times of change in flux and flow rather than kicking out against it. This is a stone that not only wants to nurture you but wants to teach you how to self-soothe and make choices that come with a heightened sense of awareness and commitment to your own health and happiness. It does all of this with the gentlest of care, keeping you free from the waves of overwhelm and feeling guided and supported not only by the stone in your pocket but from the universe as a whole. After all, you are a part of this world.

ETHICAL SOURCING 

Our lepidolite (mica) is directly sourced from Minas Gerais state in Brazil. We purchase from two Brazillian miners who both have their factory and ethical sourcing background. over 25-30 years worth of running business within the crystal and gem world. 

None of our suppliers work with children under age. It is illegal in most countries now to mine with children; the businesses we work with comply and are registered under the Ethical sourcing conduct.

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