What is Lepidolite?
Lepidolite is a Phyllosilicate mineral from the mica group. It was first called Lilalite because of its lavender coloring. It comes in shades of lilac and pink and even purple-grey. It is often found in scaly smaller aggregates and is known for its high levels of lithium. The meaning of Lepidolite is said to help with emotional balance and inner peace.
The Stone of Transition
Gentle in serene shades of lilac wine, the Lepidolite crystal is here to turn up the volume on your dopamine levels, to serve a feast of feel-good vibes, and to harmonize all those emotions that may be running riot in your body, mind, and soul. Instantly soothing in its soft lavender and lilac shade, it’s easy to immediately connect with the calming nature of Lepidolite. Boasting a long history with inner peace and harmony, Lepidolite has long been used as a source of lithium - a remedy often turned to for those who suffer jangled emotions, high mood swings, and symptoms of bipolar.
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.
First discovered in the 19th century by Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff, this stone was first named Lilalite after its soft radiant coloring 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. If you want to know more about the healing essence of this peaceful stone keep on reading.
For those who aren’t lulled into sweet revelry by Lepidolite, check out our Essential Crystal Guide right here and find a stone that whispers to your sense of wonder.
Healing Properties of Lepidolite
The Stone of Transition, The Peace Stone, the Grandmother Stone – Lepidolite comes with a handful of names, all that speaks to its sense of sweet nurturing and ability to stabilize the soul. Lepidolite is an excellent stone at clearing out blockages and nudging you towards a place where you can connect to your higher self. It’s an essential amulet to have at hand during times of challenging change or when working to overcome anxious moods and climbing tension.
Physical Healing Properties
While Lepidolite is a dream at helping heal emotional overdrive, it also works wonders on the physical body too. Give your immune system a bountiful boost by inviting Lepidolite into your life. 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.
Mental & Emotional Healing Properties
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 recognizes 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 reorganize and restructure our behavior 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.
In the spiritual sense, Lepidolite is an amazing energy cleanser and ever ready to get to work on bringing the chakras into bright and bountiful balance. Rich in spirituality, the Lepidolite Stone can help to clear any blockages from the Heart Chakra, the Third Eye Chakra, and the Crown Chakra. These three chakras are some of the gateways we need for divine connection with higher plains. When they are blocked they can affect our sense of inner wisdom, intuition, trust, capability for love, and ability to see what the universe wants from us and where our place in this world is. This stone is all about helping you to leap forward, it preps you for a future free from mental and emotional blocks, ensuring you reach a place both here on earth and in the cosmic realm where you can thrive.
With its balancing nature and ability to rouse emotional intelligence, Lepidolite is an amazing stone for those born under the zodiac sign of Libra. Libras are all about compromise, peace, and craving a sense of balance that keeps them stable in this world – many of the traits that Lepidolite loves to share. Lepidolite knows that while sharp as a tack, sociable, and incredibly witty – Librans sometimes struggle especially when it comes to decision making. By nurturing a sense of inner wisdom and ensuring that flighty Librans stay true to themselves, Lepidolite helps them to titrate when it comes to confrontation and choices so that Librans don’t fall into overwhelm.
If you want to know which gemstone is going to bring balance and joy to your star sign, take a look at our guide to discovering the right crystals for your astrological sign.
How to Use Lepidolite
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For those looking to Lepidolite to reclaim their center and to cut out the chaos of overwhelm and anxiety, there are many ways you can invite this stone into your life. Whether you choose to wear Lepidolite in the form of gemstone jewelry or if you pick a pretty hunk of this intricate lavender quartz for your altar or tumbled stones to be a part of your spiritual practice, here are all the amazing ways you can say yes to universal love, inner peace, and swapping out calamity for a calm and balanced life.
Home & Office
When it comes to Feng Shui practice no stone can boast more harmonious magic than the lyrical loveliness of Lepidolite. Place this stone in any space that needs its energy centering and feel all those frayed threads finally come together. For those who want Lepidolite to lend a hand when it comes to personal journeys of discovery, you can also place this stone in the northern corners of your house as a talisman or amulet for discovery. For those who struggle with PMS or emotional imbalance during their monthly cycle, you can also meditate with Lepidolite around this time to help restore inner harmony. Another way you can welcome Lepidolite in is by placing it in a shared space to reduce the imprint of unhealthy dependency.
One of the best ways to bring Lepidolite into your life is by wearing a Lepidolite Bracelet or any other kind of Lepidolite jewelry. Having the healing stone pressed close against your skin can ensure that all those beautiful healing vibrations sink right in and get to work on chakra cleansing without any kind of obstruction. Wearing Lepidolite every day also ensures you stay protected no matter where you step in this whole wide world. It keeps you manifesting magic and soaked in intention so that you carry positivity, calmness, and inner strength no matter how far you step.
If you are looking for other healing crystals to support your journey with Lepidolite, this lavender-hued stone loves to hang with Amethyst or Lapis Lazuli which both share its blue and purple-hued color scheme and its third eye and crown chakra vibes. If you want to amp up your grounding properties you can also pair Lepidolite with Tourmaline, Obsidian, or Hematite. Those wanting to welcome in even higher levels of gentle joy can also turn to the softness of Blue Lace Agate or the natural bliss of Tree Agate or even Sodalite. Those craving even more heart chakra healing can also turn to Rose Quartz.
How to Cleanse your Gemstone
Just like all stones, Lepidolite will thrive best when kept cleansed and charged and ever ready for its next course of action. Remember, Lepidolite is super soft so you should steer clear of any heavy-handed techniques when it comes to cleaning. One of the best ways to keep your Lepidolite Stone safe and sound is by skipping water altogether and relying on smudging methods or using other tumbled quartz stones to help soak up any stashed away energy. Use a sage stick to waft some cleansing smoke around your Lepidolite and this will work to keep it emotionally cleansed and charged.
Final Thoughts on Lepidolite
Lepidolite is one of the loveliest stones you could wish for. With its luminous lavender and lilac hues, its gorgeous gentle nature, and its incredible ability to ease your emotions and make you feel at one with your own soul, this is the perfect chance to get off the rollercoaster and find space to contemplate the changes that are coming your way. Transitions can be hard but with the titration approach of Lepidolite who likes to grant you power and stability one step at a time, you can suddenly find yourself open and ready and no longer part of the battle of inner resistance.
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