Crystal Feature — Lepidolite

Crystal Feature — Lepidolite

The Gentle Healer:

Lepidolite is a recent addition to my crystal collection and is becoming a new favourite.

It’s a soothing stone and good for anxiety and depression. Discovered in the 1800s, lepidolite was originally named Lilalite because of its lilac colouring. This crystal can be found in purple, pink, magenta, and soft purple-grey shades.

Lepidolite’s lilac colour gives this crystal a calming appearance, and its properties match! Lepidolite contains the highest lithium content of all gemstones. Cesium and Rubidium are unique elements also found in this crystal. Lepidolite’s mineral content makes it very valuable in mystical communities.

Lepidolite was renamed after the Greek word for scale (lepidos) and stone (lithos). “Scale” refers to its flakey quality and dragon scale-like texture (lepidolite is a very soft stone). “Scale” also brings to mind lepidolites balancing and harmonious metaphysical properties. Lepidolite is known as the Stone of Transition because it can help you move out of emotional and mental tangles or blockages and into strength and serenity.

Lepidolite helps balance your mind, body, and soul.

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Physical Benefits

Lepidolite was traditionally used as a source for extracting lithium, and lithium is often used in anti-anxiety treatments. Although it is no longer used as a lithium generator, its physical properties still have close ties to aiding anxiety, depression, and mental stress.

Lepidolite is believed to boost the immune system, soothe the nervous system, relieve exhaustion and aid in tension relief. It can also stabilize mood swings and is thought to be a great aid for folks going through hormonal change or menopause.

Lepidolite is also believed to clear electromagnetic pollution.

Emotional & Mental Wellness

Lepidolite helps balance your emotions and mental wellness and works with you to move you into a place of healing and self-love.

Sometimes we become plagued by habits or patterns that no longer serve us and it can be hard to break away from them. Lepidolite can help us let go of these and reorganize our behaviours and thoughts to become more beneficial to our health and happiness. This crystal wants to nurture us, but also teach us how to nurture ourselves in the long term.

If you are experiencing anxiety or depression, wearing and holding onto a lepidolite crystal can help soothe twisting and snowballing thoughts.

Overall, lepidolite is a gentle healer that lulls us into a place of peace. By soothing harsh,, anxious, or unwanted thoughts, this crystal allows us to rest. Lepidolite is like a lullaby.

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Spiritual Benefits

Not only does lepidolite help balance and harmonize your emotions and mental state it also balances your spiritual self.

Lepidolite has a connection to the heart, third-eye, and crown chakras and can help clear blockages from your inner wisdom, intuition, trust, capability for love, and overall connection to the universe. Lepidolite helps you cosmically thrive.

How to Cleanse Lepidolite

As I mentioned earlier, lepidolite is a very soft stone. This means it does not stand up well with harsher methods of cleansing and charging, like water. To cleanse or charge your lepidolite crystal, the best practice is to avoid water and stick to gentler cleansing methods. (A gentle stone needs some gentle care.)

You can cleanse lepidolite with other crystals (like selenite) or use smoke (from incense or candles). Check out my previous post about cleansing methods to learn more about crystal cleansing.

How You Can Use Lepidolite

  • Wear lepidolite jewelry, like a ring, bracelet, or necklace
  • Hold or wear a piece of lepidolite while meditating or relaxing (good for settling bad anxiety or other mental stress)
  • Place lepidolite around your home to feel its transforming impact throughout your day
  • Its been said to place lepidolite in northern corners of your home if you want to seek personal discovery
  • Use lepidolite in anti-anxiety, self-love, or personal growth spells, or charge a spell with lepidolite

Try out this mystical purple crystal next time you need some balance, nurturing, or a soothing lullaby!

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Sources:

Tiny Rituals — Lepidolite Meaning: Healing Properties & Everyday Use

Charms of Light — Lepidolite Healing Properties

Truly Experiences — What Is Lepidolite? Meaning & Uses Of This Beautiful Crystal

My Crystals — Lepidolite: Meaning, Healing Properties and Powers

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