Lepidolite is praised far and wide for its miraculous mood-stabilising properties. This crystal contains a high percentage of lithium, which is often used in anti-anxiety treatments.
The Lepidolite crystal is soft and brittle and can therefore only be cut and shaped when found within a larger quartz body. While the crystal itself is not uncommon, one that can be transformed into jewelry is rare, and therefore precious.
If Lepidolite intrigues you, now is the perfect time to find out more about this stunning gem. Join us as we take a closer look at what this stone is, what it means, and it’s incredible properties.
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What is Lepidolite?
Lepidolite is a lithium-aluminium potassium mineral that belongs to the Mica group. It is found in an array of forms that range from masses and plates to stacked sheets and tabular or prismatic crystals. People fall in love with the Lepidolite crystal because of its deep pink and purple tones. These exquisite gentle colors are the product of traces of manganese impurities within the chemical makeup of the stone.
Lepidolite is found in abundance across the globe. The countries that are primarily responsible for its unearthing and export are Madagascar, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, the United States, Japan and Russia.
What is the Meaning of Lepidolite?
This crystal was originally called Lilalite due to its lavender color. The soft lilac-lavender hues inspire an overwhelming sense of tranquillity that soothes and remedies any energetic imbalance that might be troubling your heart, mind, or soul.
Eventually, the name changed from Lilalite to ‘Lepidolite’. This name is derived from the Greek term ‘lepidos’ meaning scale and ‘lithos’ meaning stone. The scales are symbolic of this stone’s ability to restore emotional balance and thus promote harmony in both your inner being and your external world.
Healing Properties and Benefits of Lepidolite
As we mentioned, the Lepidolite crystal has long been utilised as a potent source of lithium. Lithium also derives its name from the Greek word for stone, ‘lithos’ as this element is found in trace quantities in almost all rocks. Therefore, Lepidolite serves as an effective balm to the soul for those experiencing intense mood swings, emotional instability, or overwhelming moments of anxiety and depression.
The Lepidolite crystal is commonly referred to as “the stone of transition” and there is a good reason for this. Spiritual healers and crystal gurus believe that it assists in the releasing of stagnant negative energies and behaviours that are no longer serving you while encouraging the ushering in of change-inducing practices. In essence, it breaks harmful psychological patterns and forms new and uplifting ones. This allows for a deep reset that in turn, encourages emotional healing and stability while also alleviating your anxieties and depression.
The Lepidolite crystal has also been used to assist in the treatment of addiction. While it is no substitute for a rehabilitation program, a counsellor, or the help of a trained medical professional, it can certainly encourage a profound mindset shift that can aid in the release of the mental or emotional dependency that fuels addictive tendencies.
Which Chakra is Lepidolite?
The Lepidolite stone activates the third eye and the heart chakras. The third eye chakra is associated with intelligence, clarity, concentration, and perception while the heart or ‘anahata’ chakra connects to feelings of love, compassion, and forgiveness. It is also known to open up and revitalise the crown chakra by clearing away blockages that might be holding you back in your journey of self-improvement by disconnecting you from the divine as well as your inner truth.
How to Use Lepidolite
Depending on what sphere of your life you are intending to shift, there are a number of ways in which you can employ the powerful healing properties of Lepidolite. One of the most effective manners of summoning the loving gentleness of this stone is to wear it in the form of a necklace or pendant. When it is able to exist in such close proximity to your skin and your higher chakras then its healing vibrations can sink softly into your soul and heart without any effort or obstruction.
You may also choose to incorporate a Lepidolite crystal into your meditation practice. Women experiencing the symptoms of PMS often meditate with a Lepidolite crystal to alleviate severe mood swings and irritability. Asking someone that you trust to place the stone over your heart, crown, and third eye chakras can also inspire deep shifts and heightened levels of consciousness.
Where Should I Put Lepidolite?
To experience the subtle yet effective transformative quality of the Lepidolite stone throughout the day, you can place Lepidolite in various places in your home. If there is a particular room in the house that is in need of an energetic recentring, place the crystal there.
If it is personal discovery you seek, we would recommend placing Lepidolite in the northern corners of your home. This will act as a sort of talisman or amulet for your journey of self-discovery. Many couples who believe in the stones’ power place Lepidolite in a shared space to free their relationship of unhealthy co-dependencies.
How to Cleanse and Care for Lepidolite
Crystals always function best when they are regularly cleansed. When recharged and free of the previous energies they may have previously absorbed, they are able to share their healing powers with you in abundance. When it comes to cleansing Lepidolite, you should note that the crystal is incredibly soft and so any rougher techniques are best avoided.
We would recommend avoiding water and sticking to cleansing methods that involve smudge sticks, sage, or Palo Santo. Lighting any one of these and allowing your crystal to bask in the restorative smoke and scent is a highly effective ritual for cleansing your Lepidolite stones.
What Goes Well with Lepidolite?
As Lepidolite is primarily concerned with restoring balance to a space by introducing feelings of joy and calm, we would recommend pairing it with a crystal that is focused on the removal of negative energies.
Although Lepidolite does this to an extent, this combination only enhances its effectiveness as a “stone of transition”. Dark-colored stones are highly recommended for this purpose. The most suitable options are Opal and Apache Tears.
A special stone with a unique history and multiple uses, Lepidolite is a wonderful addition to your crystal collection.