This beautiful pink/purple crystal is one of my favourites to work with when I'm feeling stressed or anxious. Lepidolite is a potassium lithium aluminium silicate with a hardness of 2.5-3. It is often found with other lithium bearing stones such as tourmaline or spodumene and has been found in Africa, Brazil, Greenland and the USA.
Lepidolite is one of the most powerful stones for countering stress, worry, fear and grief, and it is helpful for balancing emotions and calming the mind. It encourages you to find a strong stable centre making it easier to understand and handle difficult situations in the highest way.
The gentle nurturing energies of lepidolite work well with meditation. I've found it particularly useful for blocking out those random thoughts that occur, keeping me focused and ensuring a deeper connection with higher wisdom. It is said to aid in shamanic or spiritual journeying.
Lepidolite can assist in perceiving and releasing past emotional trauma and help you to concentrate on the gifts of the present moment. It can help those who continually attract crisis into their lives to recognise their role in those creations and stop identifying themselves as victims, it offers support to those with depressive tendencies or who experience extreme anxiety.
Lepidolite contains lithium and is helpful in stabilizing mood swings and overcoming emotional and mental dependency; it can help to get control over obsessive thoughts and is supportive in overcoming issues with addiction when used alongside professional treatments.
Mentally, lepidolite can stimulate intellect, and with its power of objectivity and concentration, it speeds up decision making and can help you focus on what is important. It encourages independence and helps you stay focused on the goals you wish to achieve.
Lepidolite relieves the symptoms of allergies and strengthens the immune system. It numbs sciatica and neuralgia and eases joint pain.
Lepidolite can relieve exhaustion and is beneficial for women dealing with menopausal symptoms, especially as a gem elixir.
A wonderful stone for promoting joy, gratitude and harmony. It reminds you that things happen for a reason and keeps you focused on happiness and positivity.
A calming and relaxing stone, keep a lepidolite tumble stone under your pillow to overcome insomnia, prevent nightmares and enhance your dreams.
Add 1 or 2 lepidolite tumble stones to a warm bath and light a candle to receive its calming and soothing energy.
Lepidolite activates the heart, third eye and crown chakras. An excellent stone for those going through the menopause, especially as a gem elixir.
Place lepidolite in your living room to enhance a calm atmosphere.
Carry lepidolite to relieve stress-related conditions and release any unkind feelings you may be holding onto.
Use lepidolite in magical works relating to releasing negativity and attracting happiness and joy into your life.