Lepidolite was first discovered in 1861 by Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff. Originally called "lilalite" because of its lavender color, it was later named "lepidolite" from the Greek “lepidos"--which means "scale" because of its scaly appearance caused by flakes of lithium. Lepidolite protects you from outer influences and helps you to preserve your own space in crowds. it bestows calm and inner peace and helps with sleep disturbances. Lepidolite has soft nurturing energies that connect to your inner being to help you love yourself. It detoxifies emotions, bringing calm and reducing dependency on others for emotional wellbeing. It is soothing for personality disorders, psychosomatic and psychological illnesses. Lepidolite aids in overcoming any kind of emotional or mental dependency, supporting in the release of addictions and complaints of all kinds, including anorexia. It encourages independence and self love and trust. Lepidolite combines its power of objectivity with direction and unimpeded communication, focusing on what is important and making it an excellent stone for business pursuits. Lepidolite stabilises mood swings and is excellent for the menopause. Excellent for bipolar disorders.
Crystal: Lepidolite. Country of origin: Brazil. Chemical composition: K(Li, Al, Rb)₂(Al, Si)₄O₁₀(F, OH)₂. Hardness based on Mohs scale: 2.5 –3.