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Lepidolite Crystal Meaning

lepidolite stonesExperience the magic of Lepidolite and unlock its transformative powers. Whether you are drawn to its beauty, its calming energy, or its spiritual properties, Lepidolite is sure to leave you enchanted and inspired.

Learn all about Lepidolite crystals, from geological facts to metaphysical healing properties. Watch the video and read about personal experiences with the stone. 

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Can you benefit from Lepidolite crystals?

Reap Lepidolite crystal benefits if you can relate to any of the following statements:

  • You want to calm an overactive mind

  • You wish to alleviate stress and anxiety

  • You want a spiritual spark in your aura

  • You seek a peaceful Grandmother Stone

  • You want to stabilize your mood

  • You want to balance your upper chakras


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What is Lepidolite?

Lepidolite is a purple or rose-colored member of the Mica group of minerals. It is an abundant lithium-bearing mineral. 

Its color comes from Manganese and is usually pink or purple but can also be found in gray and rarely yellow. You will often find it growing in a host rock of white Albite Feldspar or translucent Quartz. 

What is Lepidolite good for metaphysically?

Metaphysically, Lepidolite is good for calming your mind, balancing your aura, and relieving stress. It is also known as the Peace Stone and the Grandmother Stone because of its nurturing energy. 

At the Crown and Third Eye chakras, Lepidolite connects you to your Higher Self and the upper realms. It sparks a sense of spirituality and helps you to encompass this energy in your earthly life. 

Lepidolite is popularly used as an anti-anxiety stone because of its natural lithium content. Lithium is used in mood-stabilizing drugs, but in crystal healing, you harness the energy of the metal rather than ingesting it.

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What are Lepidolite uses in healing?

There are many ways to use your Lepidolite stones in crystal healing. Here are a few ideas to get you started: 

  • Place Lepidolite stones over your Crown, Third Eye, and Heart chakra to create a spiritual net over your upper chakras and elevate your consciousness

  • Place Lepidolite tumbled stones under your pillow or at your bed stand for a peaceful sleep

  • Rub Lepidolite worry stones to relieve anxiety

  • Use Lepidolite wands to release tension in the body through massage or acupressure

    • Unleash the power of Lepidolite skulls to gain wisdom from the past and embark on a brighter future

    • Craft a mesmerizing Lepidolite crystal mandala to immerse your mind in a state of deep meditation

    • Wear Lepidolite jewelry when you know you are going into stressful situations

    • Hold Lepidolite spheres during your meditations to elevate your zen state

    • Dowse with a Lepidolite pendulum for clear answers from your subconscious mind

    • Grid your space with Lepidolite cubes to ground your spiritual energy during healing work

      • Create a crystal grid with rough Lepidolite stones to calm a chaotic space

      • Wear Lepidolite rings and bracelets if you are constantly on the computer to remind you to breathe and take a break

      • Wear Lepidolite earrings to balance your right and left brain energy

      • Use Lepidolite stones when you are manifesting peaceful vibrations; whether through visualization, meditation, or journaling

      • Gift Lepidolite hearts to those who need support in their lives 

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      Sheila's personal experience with Lepidolite

      If you are a member of our VIP club, you already know that Lepidolite is one of my favorite stones! When I learned that one of its metaphysical properties was to alleviate overthinking, I was a fan. If drama occurs, my mind likes to replay thoughts in an obsessive loop. It is both frustrating and exhausting. 

      Thanks to Lepidolite, I barely need its services anymore! I used to be extremely moody as a teenager and into my early 20s. Now, I feel centered and don't take things so personally. With the help of Lepidolite, I was able to transition to a wiser human being. 

      Not only is Lepidolite a favorite because of its stabilizing powers, I love the flashy sheen of this stone. I am especially drawn to the rough formation where it grows in sheets (some people call these Lepidolite books). In this formation, it is extremely fragile, but also extra lovely!


      Lisa's personal experience with Lepidolite

      Lepidolite has always sparked my interest. It has a unique range of purple hues and a natural shimmer that can't be ignored. While I tend to flock toward polished pieces, Lepidolite is one of the stones that I highly appreciate in the raw form.

      I used to have a large chunk of Lepidolite that sat next to my computer. It helped keep the energy and vibrations clean. While Lepidolite is known to be a peaceful and spiritual crystal, I enjoy using it as a protection stone. I wonder what happened to that rock? Someone probably bought it from right under my nose.

      Shimmery, gem-quality Lepidolite also captures my heart. The shiny Lepidolite rings in our store stir my spirit. Amethyst is my go-to Crown chakra crystal for healing purposes but when it comes to purple jewelry, I prefer Lepidolite. It stands out more and is a rarer find. When I wear Lepidolite bracelets and accessories, I feel like I'm walking in the clouds. It aligns with and reminds me of my spiritual purpose. It calms my anxiety and makes me feel just fine. 

      How does Lepidolite form?

      Lepidolite forms in rare geochemical environments where the right pressure, temperature, and high concentrations of lithium are available. 

      What is another name for Lepidolite?

      Lepidolite was originally called lilalite because of its lilac color. It was renamed Lepidolite after the Greek word "lepidos" which means scale because of its scaly, flaky appearance. 

      You may also see Lepidolite referred to as Lithium Mica or Lavenderine. 

      Is Lepidolite a Unicorn Stone?

      When found growing with Pink Tourmaline, the trade name for Lepidolite is Unicorn Stone. 

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      What metal is mined from Lepidolite?

      Lepidolite is most popularly mined for its lithium. It is also mined for its rare alkali elements like cesium and rubidium. 

      It is mined worldwide with major sources found in Brazil, the United States, Canada, Madagascar, Afghanistan, Sweden, Australia, Japan, and Russia. 

      What is the difference between Lithium and Lepidolite?

      The difference between lithium and Lepidolite is that lithium refers to the metal element while Lepidolite refers to the mineral.

      Lithium, the lightest metal in the world, finds applications in rechargeable batteries, cellular phones, laptops, toasters, microwaves, and aircraft parts. It is even utilized in mood-stabilizing medications to treat bipolar disorders and depression.

      Lepidolite is a stone that contains lithium but also contains aluminium, potassium, and fluorine. Lepidolite is used in ceramics and glass, and polished as a gemstone. 

      What are the mineral facts of Lepidolite?

      Here are some facts about this mesmerizing mineral. 

      • Chemical Formula: K(Li,Al)3(Al,Si,Rb)4O10(F,OH)2

      • Mohs Scale of Hardness: 2.5-3.5

      • Surface Color: Pink, Purple, Gray, Yellow, White

      • Streak Color (can vary from surface color, this is the color of the crystals’ powdered minerals): White

      • Group: Mica

      • Cleavage (where the crystal breaks off naturally to form a new face, parallel to its structure. This is a clean break and can cleave over and over again along the same face, retaining the crystal's structure): Perfect

      • Fracture: Uneven

      • Tenacity: Elastic

      • Luster: Vitreous to pearly

      • Transparency: Transparent to Translucent

      • Crystal System: Monoclinic

      • Crystal Habit: Tabular, Prismatic Crystals, Scaly, Massive

      • Fluorescence: Sometimes white or yellow

      • Specific Gravity: 2.8-2.9

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      How can you tell if a Lepidolite stone is real or fake?

      Luckily for us, there is not much fake Lepidolite out there. However, if you are in doubt, the best way to determine if your Lepidolite is real is to find a reputable seller who knows what they are selling you. If you do not have access to a reputable seller, here are some tips to follow to tell if your Lepidolite is real: 
        • Real Lepidolite is a 2.5-3.5 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. This makes Lepidolite a soft stone. It will get scratched by anything harder than a 3.5 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. However, be aware that many pieces of Lepidolite are naturally embedded in Quartz or man-stabilized for durability and some pieces of Lepidolite can range higher on the scale depending on its chemical structure. 

        • Real Lepidolite has inclusions but will never have air bubbles. Air bubbles are an indication of glass. Use a magnifying jeweler's loupe to help you see into the stone. White, brown, and black mineral inclusions are normal in genuine Lepidolite. 

        • Real Lepidolite is purple to pink tone. You may also see a gray tone and very rarely a yellow (which would be pricier).

        • Real Lepidolite will be cold to the touch. Like most gemstones, Lepidolite will feel cold when picked up. Plastic or other fakes may feel warmer. 

        • Real Lepidolite has a white streak. Despite its surface colors, when scratched on a streak plate (unglazed tile), Lepidolite will leave a white powder. You can compare this to other stones' streak colors. 

      • Real Lepidolite will not burn. Plastic or resin imposters will melt and emit a putrid smell when burned. 

      • Real Lepidolite is never dyed and the color will not leak. Other stones may be dyed to look like Lepidolite or a natural Lepidolite may be dyed to give it a more attractive dark tone. Place them in acetone to see if there is a color leak. 

      • Real Lepidolite does not glow in UV light. Be aware that Lepidolite may emit a small amount of light when being heated under thermoluminescence. It may also glow because other minerals within its formation glow under UV light. If it does fluoresce, you may be confusing it for Spodumene. Here is a video to clarify: Identifying Lithium in the Field.

      None of these tests are conclusive in themselves. Study pictures, videos, or actual samples of the real thing and you will soon familiarize yourself with Real Lepidolite.

      The only way to know for sure if your Lepidolite is real is to send it to a certified gemological laboratory. You can also find more tips on the Crystal Identification Help.

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      How do you care for Lepidolite?

      Lepidolite is a soft stone, so you want to keep it away from materials harder than a 3 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness to prevent scratches. If it is mixed with Feldspar or Quartz, your Lepidolite will be harder and more stable. 

      You don't want to wash your rough Lepidolite in water as it can flake and dissolve. If it is polished and stabilized, it could be safe in a quick rinse, but if unsure, keep your stone dry! 

      To retain the gloss on your polished Lepidolite, keep it away from harsh chemicals. Take off Lepidolite jewelry when are engaging in water-related activities like washing the dishes, showering, or swimming. 

      If you are looking to metaphysically cleanse, charge, and program crystals, visit our Crystal Care guide. 


      What chakra is Lepidolite good for?

      Lepidolite is good for your Third Eye chakra. It helps to stabilize your mental energy and tap into your intuition. It is a stone that balances your thoughts with your instincts. 

      While the Third Eye is the primary chakra, Lepidolite is also good for the Crown and Heart chakras. It is an upper chakra stone that elevates your vibrations to the spiritual realm. 

      To learn more about crystals and your 7 chakras, visit the Chakra Guide

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      Magical Incantation of Lepidolite

      This is a message from Lepidolite from Doreen Virtue and Judith Lukomski's book "Crystal Therapy":

      "Breathe. You so often forget the importance of your breath, which is the life force that energizes, stabilizes, and centers you. Hold me in your hands and feel waves of calm wash over your being as they bring rejuvenation, which is my word and reminder to you. When the whirlwind of activities overflows in your life, call on me to show you the hues of tranquil sunsets merging on the horizon as the day is completed and night prepares to quiet your soul. Release the burdens you carry and allow your emotions to ease. I support your clear sight, guiding you into dreamtime and helping you remember what is written in the Room of Records. Relax and ask, Dear One."

      What does drawing Lepidolite mean in divination?

      Drawing Lepidolite during a gemstone divination session means: You are overthinking things!

      Utilize Lepidolite for clarity and perspective. Your concerns will be insignificant once a choice is made. Allow time and Lepidolite to restore balance to your active mind at the Third Eye chakra.

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      What happens when you wear Lepidolite?

      Wearing Lepidolite adds a pop of color and a spark of shine to your aura. Its gorgeous, earthy tones will make you dazzle.

      Although Raw Lepidolite is too soft for everyday wear, most Lepidolite jewelry available is made from polished Lepidolite Quartz or Lepidolite Feldspar for added stability.

      You will find Lepidolite in cabochons, beads, and tumbled stones that are made into earrings, necklaces, rings, pendants, and bracelets. 

      Is Lepidolite toxic to touch?

      Lepidolite can be toxic if ingested or inhaled in excess because of its aluminum content. We all have trace amounts of minerals in our bodies and that is healthy, but a large amount of aluminum in your body may be poisonous.

      If you are working with Lepidolite for crystal healing or just using it for adornment or jewelry, there is not much to worry about. Lepidolite has such a small amount of lithium and aluminum in these forms, that it is of no concern. According to the International Gemstone Society, there are no known toxicity risks in handling Lepidolite stones. 

      When it comes to aluminum exposure, it is crucial to note that only very small amounts of aluminum that you may inhale, ingest, or have skin contact with will enter the bloodstream. The human body has mechanisms in place to regulate and eliminate excess aluminum.

      That being said, use common sense and caution when dealing with raw Lepidolite. Do not drink gem elixirs used from rough Lepidolite stones.

      If you are working with Lepidolite in lapidary practices like cutting stones or grinding them into powder, then you should use extra caution. Prolonged exposure to large amounts of Lepidolite dust may impact your health. Check out Rock 'n Gem's article on a few simple precautions that can almost eliminate the threat of injury from most rock dust.

      Like everything in life, excess is our enemy and balance is the key!

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      Where should I put Lepidolite in my home?

      In the home, Lepidolite should be kept in the room with the most chaotic energy. To balance the vibrations, place your Lepidolite in the living room, kitchen, or dining room, if these are the areas with the most activity. You can also keep it near your bedside if you have trouble sleeping. 

      For Feng Shui energy, place Lepidolite in the middle of your space in the "Health" bagua. 

      For more on placing crystals, visit How to Clear & Fill the Home with Crystals

      raw tourmaline lepidolite stoneWhat stones pair well with Lepidolite?

      Here are some crystal combinations you can work with to enhance your Lepidolite experiences: 

      Black Mica and Lepidolite intensify the Mica family energy. Black Mica creates a reflective shield against negativity while purple Lepidolite inspires you to walk the path of Light. 

      Rose Quartz and Lepidolite restructure your old habits and clarify your goals with this lovely crystal combination. Rose Quartz connects you to your heart's desires and Lepidolite bypasses your over-analyzing ego to allow you to manifest your dreams. 

      Moonstone and Lepidolite work well in melting your stress and shining a light on your divine energies. This pairing is all about relaxation and calm. 

      Tourmaline and Lepidolite are often found growing together in harmony. Use this crystal combination when you want to align your body, mind, and spirit and feel centered in your life. 

      What color is Lepidolite?

      The most common colors of Lepidolite are pink and purple. You may also find a gray Lepidolite and rarely a yellowish-green. Yellow Lepidolite may be referred to as Golden Lepidolite.

      Be wary if you are see a bright Green Lepidolite for sale. It could be Green Tourmaline which is often found growing with Lepidolite or it could be Green Aventurine. The vendor may have confused their stone because Lepidolite flakes often cause Aventurine to turn red and purple (but not green). 

      There also is a Black Lepidolite floating out there, which could be Black Mica. 

      What is the difference between Kunzite and Lepidolite?

      The easiest way to tell the difference between Kunzite and Lepidolite is that Kunzite is a much harder stone than Lepidolite. However, if mixed with Feldspar or Quartz, your Lepidolite may be just as hardy!

      Kunzite usually has a more glassy or translucent pink color than Lepidolite.

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      Ready to buy Lepidolite?

      Besides its crystal healing meanings, Lepidolite shines in its physical beauty. Lepidolite is the perfect addition to your crystal healing collection. Shop the Lepidolite Collection at Satin Crystals or buy your favorite pieces right here:

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