Saggitarius, November 22 - December 21
This Month’s Featured Stone is lapis. All stones, jewelry, oils, or anything else featuring this stone will be 15% off.
Description: Lapis is a mineral with a history. “Lazuli” is derived from the name of the ancient Persian mine where it was once mined. Thanks to its deep blue color, it has been used for at least 5000 years in jewelry, pigment, boxes, Egyptian scarabs and other carvings, and many other ornamental uses. Cleopatra even ground it up and used it as eye shadow! Throughout time, people have associated lapis with connections to other worlds. In one ancient Babylonian myth, the goddess Ishtar decks herself out from head to toe in lapis lazuli to prepare for passage into the Underworld. It was believed that blue gemstones could house gods.
Metaphysical uses: Though not many go as far as Ishtar, Sagittarians love travel, learning and adventure. Lapis helps with the spiritual aspect of this adventurous spirit. With its abundant history, it’s no surprise that lapis has acquired many spiritual associations. Buddhists associate it with calm and peace, and frequently carve small lapis Buddhas. Christians have used it for centuries to repel the evil eye. Because of the connection to other worlds, it often decorates items associated with burial. Medicinal uses range from curing snakebite to boosting thyroid function and aiding sleep. It’s also excellent for combating depression, a condition which Saggitarius is prone to.
Alternative stones for Sagittarius: amethyst, blue sapphire, turquoise