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Lepidolite

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Lepidolite was originally called "lilalite" when first discovered in the eighteenth century due to its lilac color. It is one of the major sources of the rare alkali metals rubidium and caesium.

Lepidolite is the stone of rebirth. Useful for transitions in life.

Lepidolite is a lilac-gray or rose-colored phyllosilicate mineral of the mica group that is a secondary source of lithium. Lepidolite is shy and created of many layers of hexagonal plates. It occurs in sparkling masses around pink tourmaline crystals.

Due to it's cleavage, as with most mica, lepidolite is rarely faceted. It is rich in lithium, which is what lends it's beautiful color.

Lepidolite cracks and breaks easily.

Astrological : Capricorn

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Lepidolite is a stone of calm, trust, and acceptance. It is extremely useful in the reduction of depression as well as stress.

Lepidolite is used to halt obsessive thoughts, and relieves despondency, as well as overcomes insomnia. Lepidolite is supportive in releasing one from addictions and complains of all kinds, including anorexia.

Lepidolite is called a 'stone of transformation" it releases and reorganized old psychological and behavioral patterns, thus inducing change. Lepidolite also assists in the change by inducing calm through transitions, trusting that everything will ultimately turn out for the best.

Lepidolite encourages independence and achieving goals without outside help. Lepidolite engenderers and enhances, self-love, patience and optimism.

Lepidolite is wonderful for dreamwork, rebirthing and for dream recall.  t can also bring a growing energy to gardening and agriculture.

Lepidolite is known to clear out all of the redundant messages and voices form the past that hold us back from happiness and/or success.

Lepidolite will aid in attracting supportive friends and colleagues, as well as bring opportunities to succeed.  Lepidolite will help any and all living in unavoidably stressful experiences (such as city dwellers) to maintain a calm, and serene center.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Placed on the body, Lepidolite is used to locate the site of the body's disease; vibrating gently to indicate the source.

Since lepidolite is a lithium-mica stone it is useful mood swing, bi-polar disorders, treating the master gland and immune system, skin, DNA.

Lepidolite is good for creating calm sleep, relieving exhaustion and soothes the body through detoxification.

Lepidolite is the stone to assist in better digestion. Because of its mineral make-up, lepidolite has been used over the centuries for menopause, Alzheimers, sick building syndrome, allergies and epilepsy.

Lepidolite is detoxifier for the skin and connective tissue.  Lepidolite is an excellent stone for menopause, especially as an elixir.

When combined with Rubellite (pink tourmaline) it is an extraordinarily powerful agent for calming and healing, especially in the emotional areas.  Lepidolite can be laid directly on painful parts of the body, it helps with nerve pain, sciatica, neuralgia and joint problems.

Lepidolite is known as a powerful pain remover, it can also reduce the ill-effects of anesthetic and dependency on medications, alcohol, tobacco or food. Lepidolite is also told to provide a wonderful shield against the effects of modern pollutions.