Healing Properties of Lepidolite
Lepidolite is one of the most powerful crystals to help with stress and worry when life feels turbulent and overwhelming. It’s high lithium content provides serenity, helping you work through and dissolve any negative emotions rising within you.
Lepidolite is calming and nurturing, like a warm hug from a kind friend when you need some support. It aligns with the 4th chakra, helping open your heart to fully accept yourself–warts, struggles, mistakes and all. It can also help you find more compassion and patience for others and the role their relationship plays in your life.
Sometimes it’s important to sit in your emotions and ask why they’re there, how they’re helping to serve you or guide you in your life. You can journal with lepidolite by your side to aid you in finding acceptance and perspective around emotional blocks and pattens you are ready to break.
Lepidolite opens your crown chakra to receive higher guidance, helping you see your struggles from a wider perspective and find the lessons they contain. It can help lift you out of depression, or express the grief that lies beneath its surface. Lepidolite shows us that healing begins once we accept our shadows and sorrows as pieces of ourselves to love rather than resist.
When we rehash past stories and old beliefs about ourselves, we stay stagnant and stuck in the same patterns. Equally, focusing too much on the future can fill us with anxiety about the unknown and doubt about how we will be able to handle it. Lepidolite relieves self-created stress by helping you show up in the present moment without being overwhelmed with regret from the past or fear of the future. Lepidolite helps you find acceptance and grace within your current circumstances, no matter what they are.
You can also take a lepidolite crystal in the tub with you, for a relaxing warm bath. This helps release its soothing energy like an embrace around your whole body, for an energetic, emotional, and physical cleanse. You can imagine the water is absorbing your negative emotions, as you take in serenity and peace in their place. When you’re done, as the water drains, so too goes your anxiety, fear, sadness and whatever emotions you let the water help wash away.
Lepidolite is a good stone to meditate with, especially when you’re feeling the rise of strong emotions. Hold or wear one while you close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and ask your guides to help you open up to the higher guidance they offer.
Snowflake obsidian is another good stone for persistence and seeking spiritual guidance in tough times.
Lepidolite as a Gemstone
Lepidolite is a mica, a group of glittery silicate minerals. It is sometimes found as an inclusion in tourmaline and quartz, giving a bit of shine to those stones. It is soft, a 2.5-3 on the Mohs scale. In its raw form it can be scaly, with pieces that flake off. It can be translucent and has a pearly luster. It is most often found in shades of purple, pink and lilac, although it can also be found in gray or yellow. It is so high in lithium it is actually mined as a source of lithium, and is sometimes called “lithium mica”.
Due to its softness, avoid using any harsh cleaners on your lepidolite jewelry–use warm soapy water and dry with a soft cloth. Store your lepidolite in its own pouch away from harder gemstones that might scratch it. Avoid wearing it during exercise or exposing it to high heat or pressure. With good care, lepidolite jewelry should last for many decades.