LapisLapis is a blue stone with gold veins running through it.  Lapis was originally used by the Assyrians, Babylonians and the Egyptians. The Romans also considered Lapis to be an aphrodisiac. Lapis was highly praised by Pharaohs in Egypt as a mystical stone.
As well as being used to make sacred amulets and scarobs, this rock found it's way into the book of the dead, the Egyptians instructions to the afterlife. In the 140th chapter of these instructions it is said that Lapis in the shape of an eye, set in gold was to be used an amulet of great power.

The most effective method of cleansing any stone is to leave it in sunlight for up to an hour, the light of a full moon is just as effective, though more time is often required. Placing Lapis around a thriving plant will cleanse the stone and benefit the plant with it's energies as well.

The deep blue color of Lapis Lazuli resonates with the third eye and throat chakras and is known as a stone of friendship and truth.  Lapis can be used in meditations, or worn to promote honesty and an ease of communication. Lapis is associated with the planets Neptune and Venus as well as the astrological signs, Sagittarius and Libra.

For use in promoting honesty, concentrate on the deep blue color of the stone, and visualize your' throat chakra opening. If you are meditating, try placing the stone directly on the chakra located at the base of the neck and focusing on the color blue. It makes a perfect stone for jewelry that is to be placed around the neck, and an excellent gift to those that have difficulty synchronizing their hearts, minds and speech.
Lapis allows you to perceive emotional issues more clearly. It brings a higher guidance and intuition. It helps you to connect to the Higher Self. It helps to organize  the mind and also brings self expressions, helps with dream insights, writing and creativity. It is a cooling stone.  It helps to draw fevers out of the body, calm the nervous system, aid anxiety and insomnia.