Lepidolite was originally called "Lilalite" (from the Hindu word 'lila' meaning play or game) when first discovered in the eighteenth century. Lepidolite is a very beautiful purplish type of Mica. It is one of the major sources of the rare alkali metals rubidium and caesium.
Lepidolite is a type of Mica, and it is created from many layers of hexagonal plates which occur in sparkling masses. It is rich in lithium, which is what lends it its beautiful colour. Lepidolite cracks and breaks easily. It has a Mohs Hardness of 2.5 - 4 with a triclinic crystal structure.
Lepidolite is a stone of calm, trust, and acceptance. It is referred to by healers as the "Peace Stone" and is also known as a "stone of transition" that assists with the release and reorganisation of old behavioural and psychological patterns, gently inducing change. It provides deep emotional healing, soothing and reducing stress and depression. It dissipates negativity and insists on being used for the highest good. It activates the throat, heart, third eye chakras and the intellect and opens the crown chakra, clearing blockages and bringing about cosmic awareness. It engenders and enhances self-love, patience, and optimism.
This is a wonderful stone to aid in shamanic or spiritual journeying; Lepidolite facilitates astral travel and accesses the Akashic Record. It helps to take you forward into the future and tuning you into thoughts and feelings from other lives that are creating blockages in your current life.
It is used to halt obsessive thoughts, and to relieve despondency, as well as overcoming insomnia. Lepidolite is supportive in releasing you from addictions and complaints of all kinds, including anorexia.
Due to its calming properties it can be carried to promote spirituality and is sometimes used in rituals. It is often carried to attract good luck, and to drive off negativity. Lepidolite is a reassuring stone for people new to psychic work as it is outstanding at screening out negativity. It is brilliant for dream work, re-birthing and for dream recall. Lepidolite is used to halt obsessive thoughts, and to relieve despondency. It aids in overcoming any kind of emotional or mental dependency. It encourages independence and self love. Lepidolite combines its power of objectivity with direction and unimpeded communication, focusing on what is important and making it an excellent stone for career or business pursuits. It will aid in attracting supportive friends and colleagues, as well as bringing about opportunities to succeed.
Lepidolite effectively clears electromagnetic pollution. It treats illnesses caused by "sick-building syndrome" or computer stress. It is also said to provide a wonderful shield against the effects of modern pollutants. It enhances the generation of negative ions. It can bring a growing energy to gardening and agriculture.
Lepidolite is known as a powerful pain remover, it can also reduce the ill-effects of anaesthetic and dependency on medications, alcohol, tobacco or food. It is an excellent emotional healer. It strengthens the immune system, soothes the nervous system and can be used to restructure DNA. Lepidolite relieves exhaustion and aids in the relief of tension and related disorders. It can relieve allergies and greatly help with epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease. It numbs sciatica and neuralgia, and overcomes nerve pain and joint problems. Lepidolite being rich in lithium stabilises mood swings and is excellent for menopause and bipolar disorder, especially as an elixir.