Lepidolite - The Transformation Stone
Multilayered just like you! This soft white and lilac-grey stone is set to calm you and help you see that even in times of change, everything is going to turn out for the best.
The geology and history of Lepidolite
Lepidolite is a fairly rare mineral and known for its soft lilac-gray colour. Like other mica stones, it is a phyllosilicate mineral, which means that it is comprised of thin flat sheets. Lepidoliote often grows in thin plates or scales on each other like plates. Lepidolite is considered a mineral made up of potassium, lithium, aluminum and silicon with a formula of K(Li,Al,Rb)2(Al,Si)4O10(F,OH)2. It is an important source of lithium, a lightweight silver and white metal that is # 3 on the periodic table of elements. It is the lightest metal in the world and used in cell phones, to aircraft parts to anti-anxiety medication.
It was first discovered in the 18th century and originally called "lilalite" because of its lavender colour. However, in 1792 it was renamed by Martin Klaproth "lepidolite: after the Greek words Lepidos for "scale" and Lithos for "stone".
Metaphysical properties of Lepiodlite
Given it's make-up, it is not surprising that it is best known for its calming effect and soft, relaxing vibes. It has a gentle and balanced energy that can smooth moods and past traumas.
It is also said to be a stone of transformation; aiding those making positive life changes with patience, confidence, self-love, and optimism. It is believed to bring hope in dark times and opens your heart to see that everything will turn out for the best in the end. It brings forth patience, self-love, and optimism in this journey of transformation. It is good for focusing, making decisions, achieving independence and setting goals (something that can be challenging especially for Libras).
Given it's aid in transformation it is also said to help with dream work - wear to bed or place under your pillow to keep nightmares away and for better recall and processing the meaning of the images of your dreams when you awaken.
Lepidolite is related primarily to the heart chakra, and also to the third eye and crown chakras. It is also associated with the sign of the Libra.
Affirmations for Lepidolite
- I am transforming my life into everything I ever wanted it to be.
- I direct my future.
- I calmly make decisions that are right for me.
- I can see the big picture clearly.
- I embrace new opportunities and welcome abundance into my life.
- I am calm and relaxed.