Lepidolite Properties and Meanings
With its soft lilac colour and soothing energy, lepidolite is a startlingly beautiful stone.
It appears in a variety of shades, depending on the concentration of minerals in it, but pink and lilac shades are by far the most notable and powerful.
Lepidolite, while often found in small pieces within larger pieces of quartz, is actually a form of mica.
Mica is the stone that is powdered to make many beautiful colourful eyeshadows and other cosmetic products.
Lepidolite is soft (only a 2.5 to 3.5 on the Mohs hardness scale) and has been used for a long time as a source of lithium, a highly useful metal for many reasons.
Lepidolite is found all over the world, but the lilac variety is mainly found in the country of Zimbabwe.
As with all stones sourced in one specific area, lepidolite can be quite hard to find, and there are many fakes on the market (some amethysts look quite similar).
Make sure that you’re buying the real thing, especially if you’re paying a premium for it!
Why Would You Use Lepidolite?
The soothing energy of lepidolite is something that so many people can benefit from. The pace of modern life is stressful, and sometimes there is truly nothing better than a classic, calming stone.
This is a wonderful stone for promoting joy, gratitude, and self-love, yet all in an extremely calm and serene way.
This is not necessarily a stone that will have you jumping for joy, but it is one that will put a smile on your face while you go about your daily business, and when you come right down to it, that may be even more powerful.
Lepidolite for Healing
Lepidolite can help you through difficult times in your life, especially times of either change or of mourning (which, really, is a profound change). This stone has a unique power to relieve emotional suffering, by helping you become awakened to the joy present in the universe.
It is very easy, when we are distressed, to blind ourselves to happiness. In fact, seeing happiness can make the pain all the more acute at times.
This is a natural part of the grieving process, but not a comfortable one. Lepidolite can help us get through this phase as quickly as possible and start finding reasons for gratitude again.
The psychic vibrations of lepidolite have the incredible power of helping you become attuned with the divine powers both of the universe and within yourself.
The importance of this cannot be understated: when you recognize the divinity within yourself, you will become a much happier and more successful person in every field of your life.
Recognizing divinity in yourself may be the most underrated form of mysticism in the modern world.
The spiritual energy of lepidolite will lead you into happiness by extension.
Once you recognize yourself as a divine being, a worthy part of the cosmic order, then you will come to understand that you deserve love, happiness, and success, and you will come to expect it. By expecting happiness, you prime yourself to be ready for it when it appears (as it always will, eventually).
Lepidolite also increases your psychic power in the fields of clairvoyance and clairsentience.
You will probably notice more coincidences, synchronicities, and “gut feelings” that lead you to success than you previously may have been aware of.
How Will Lepidolite Help You?
Lepidolite will help you most in dealing with issues that are either paining or limiting you on a psychic level.
This may include issues of grief or mourning, depression, or simply a feeling of apathy or being “out of place” in the cosmic order (which is, in fact, at the core of many people’s descriptions of their depressive episodes).
Upsetting experiences or traumas throw our emotions into confusion and make it incredibly difficult to even understand what we are feeling, much less deal with those feelings in a constructive manner.
Lepidolite will help prevent you from becoming caught up in the whirlwind of emotions, which is not a good place to stay for very long. It can help you make sense of your emotions and approach them healthily in order to make the changes that are necessary for improving your life.
At the same time, lepidolite can help you make contact with the higher divine or cosmic powers, leading to an improved sense of your place in the universe.
Its presence in your life will remind you that things happen for a reason, and keep you focussed on the happiness and the eventual positive outcomes of life, rather than dwelling on the negativity that it is so easy to drown in.
Its power affirms your worth, and will remind you that you deserve happiness, love, success, and emotional comfort.
When we are suffering, it is very difficult to keep these things in mind, which is why a stone that vibrates on this wavelength is invaluable during difficult times.
Lithium, which is a major component of lepidolite, is actually used as a calming medication, and in the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and even schizophrenia. When even the medical community notices the healing properties of a stone, you know it’s significant!
However, DO NOT attempt to self-medicate using lepidolite.
Crystology is never an acceptable substitute for professional medical attention. If you are experiencing depression or extended mental distress, please see a mental health care professional.
How to Use Lepidolite for the Best Results
As lepidolite is a rather soft stone, it is not ideal for many forms of jewellery.
If you choose to wear it, then it is best worn as a pendant, brooch, or other form of jewellery that is unlikely to get banged around or come into contact with harsh chemicals or high temperatures.
If you are interested in divination, a pendant made of lepidolite makes an excellent pendulum, and can help you come to answers for questions about spirituality, divinity, and your own emotions.
It can, of course, also be used to answer unrelated questions, as all pendulums can, but these fields are the ones that this pendulum is best suited to.
For enthusiasts of divination, a polished disc or sphere of lepidolite also makes a wonderful surface for scrying.
As we all know, a highly varied surface is far easier to scry in than a perfectly clear one, so the natural striations and irregularities in the crystal formation provide plenty of surfaces within the stone for images to make themselves clear in.
If you are less interested in the divinatory properties of this stone, then keeping it by your bed or other places where you frequently find yourself lost in thought is the ideal way to infuse its power into your mind.
If you keep it beside your bed, you will probably find yourself having happier dreams (potentially even lucid dreams if this is something you pursue!) and waking up with a calmer, more optimistic perspective on the day to come.
The same principle can be applied by placing lepidolite in spaces where tensions frequently run high, or where you frequently experience feelings of depression, anxiety, unhappiness, or cosmic apathy.
The power of lepidolite will help all people in this space (not only you) develop a calmer and happier attitude towards the world, which will ease tensions that present themselves in these spaces.
A space that needs the power of lepidolite to ease its tensions may be an office, a dinner table, or even a room that reminds you of a lost loved one.
However, if you choose to use lepidolite in this way, it should be paired with a stone that prevents against negativity, as described below.
This is the best way to get the full effect of positivity in a space that is normally negative.
The Best Combinations to Use with Lepidolite
If you are using lepidolite in a negative space in order to introduce joy into that space, and improve the relationships of those who are in it, then it should be paired with a stone that will cleanse negativity from that space.
As a general rule of thumb, the most effective stones for cleansing negativity are those with dark colours (which also makes them very aesthetically pleasing when paired with lilac lepidolite).
While there are plenty of options for stones to clear negativity, if the source of tension in a particular space is sadness and grief, then the best stones to introduce alongside the lepidolite are Apache tears. Apache tears are known for their positive effects on grief and the grieving (as is indicated even by their name). When combined with lepidolite, they can very effectively bring happiness into a mourning space.
Other stones that you may wish to use include smoky quartz and hematite, although, again, plenty of options exist.
Smoky quartz is a useful stone to pair with lepidolite because it has the amplifying power of quartz crystal as well as the anti-negativity powers of its dark colour.
If you are using lepidolite to improve your connections to divinity, it is very effectively paired with stones that have angelic associations, such as angelite or celestite.
These stones will “put you in touch” with divine powers, and make it far easier for your place in the cosmic order to become clear to you.
As a chakra stone, lepidolite can be associated with the crown chakra, or, somewhat less frequently, the third eye chakra.
If you choose to use it in a set of chakra stones, its power can be used in conjunction with the power of the other chakras to solve specific issues that may be troubling you.
It should be noted that stones that are associated with more than one chakra will always bring the power of the other into the one that you are using.
Therefore, if you want to promote the energy of the crown chakra, but already have an overactive third eye chakra and do not want additional energy from that chakra, then lepidolite may not be the right stone to use for your crown, as it will also stimulate your third eye.
My Final Thoughts on the Power of Lepidolite
Lepidolite can have profound effects on psychic health, both on a cosmic and metaphysical level, and also on a more day-to-day basis, as it promotes feelings that are extremely beneficial to mental health.
Lepidolite will improve your connection to the powers of the universe, allowing you to develop your personal sense of “place” within the cosmic order, and reminding you of your worth as a child of God. When you are reminded of your worth in this way, it will become far easier to find happiness in your daily life.
Any counsellor will remind you of the importance of daily joy and gratitude, and how important it is, when seeking happiness in life, to pay attention to the small joys of everyday existence.
Lepidolite can greatly enhance your ability to find joy in these things, bringing you into a more positive overall headspace very quickly and effectively.
Especially if you are dealing with grief, mourning, or loss, this is a wonderful stone to bring into your life.
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.
It will remind you of the happiness that exists in the world when everything seems bleak and empty.
Its soothing and comforting power can guide you through the most difficult days, and allow you to find true joy on the other side.
Have you used lepidolite for either its psychic or psychological benefits?
Did you notice a change in your overall mental health, even if you introduced it during a period in your life when you felt extremely unhappy?
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