Lepidolite is a stone of calm and balance. Learn more about its other energies and metaphysical properties.

Alternate Names & Name Spellings:  Litha Mica, Flower Sugilite, Lavenderine, Lavender Stone, Lilac Stone

Hardness (Mohs):  2.5 - 3.5
Color(s):  purple to pinkish-purple
Lustre: Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Greasy, Pearly
Transparency:  Translucent
Common Locations:   Brazil, Moravia, Africa

Rock Lore & Tidbits:  Lepidolite's name comes from two Greek words. Lepidos for "scale" and Lithos" for stone, as Lepidolite often grows in scale like plates. 

Crystal Meanings and Metaphysical Properties Lore of Lepidolite

Keywords:  Calming, Balance

Lepidolite is variety of mica. It is stone of calm, trust, and acceptance. It has a strong relaxing, balancing and calming effect. It brings hope in dark times by lending a sense of balance and calm. Lepidolite  is a stone of transformation in that it helps one get through transitions with trust that everything will ultimately turn out for the best. It engenders and enhances self-love, patience, and optimism.

Psychically, lepidolite is used for dreamwork, rebirthing, and is also good for dream recall.  It softens the impact of this kind of gnosis so that the information can be recalled calmly.

Lepidolite is also a protective stone that brings success in business or career. It can also bring a growing energy to gardening and agriculture.

Emotionally, lepidolite is one of the best healers I know. It decreases stress, anxiety, depression, manic-depression, despondency, PTSD, anger, and other traumas, panic attacks, and addictions. It brings gentleness and balanced energy to all these and other emotional issues.

Physically, lepidolite is said to be helpful in crystal healing for glands, immune system, skin, nails, hair, DNA, enzyme balance, addiction and alcoholism recovery, stress and anxiety related illness, PTSD, manic-depression, pregnancy, childbirth, and general healing.  Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.

Lepidolite is related primarily to the heart chakra, and also to the third eye and crown chakras. 

When combined with rubellite (pink tourmaline) it is an even more powerful agent for calming and healing, especially in the emotional areas.

All types of  mica, including Lepidolite have the basic properties of mica. For properties associated with different varieties of  mica, see the mica page.

More on Lepidolite, from My Personal Perspective

Lepidolite is my favorite stone for dealing with stress and anxiety. Its gentle energy seems to take a soft hand and wipe away much if not all of that stress and anxiety. 

Thanks to Mindat.org for mineral information on Lepidolite. View lepidolite information at www.mindat.org

This original article is Copyright @2013 Robyn A Harton dba Robyn A Harton Creative All rights Reserved. It is based on my previous article on lepidolite. To request required permission to post or use my text or photos ask for licensing information here.

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