This is a gorgeous ball of deep indigo blue lapis lazuli.
Carved mineral balls have been contoured in the spherical configuration, becoming the most unified of all sacred geometrical shapes. They radiate energy in all directions, making balls ideal for grid anchors, depending on purpose. Spheres facilitate smoother communication in group gatherings by rounding off rough edges. They are often used for scrying as "windows" to faraway places: future, past and present. They have been used in the activity of gazing, as if from afar, in order to assist one in the evaluation of a present situation or circumstance. Crystal balls have been used to purify and to fill the gaps in the entire auric field when worn or held. Small spheres are also used as charms and worn or carried to prevent and/or to ameliorate degenerative diseases.
Lapis Lazuli has been used for centuries in many different cultures. No wonder with the rich blue shades speckled with gold pyrite and white calcite it is a very rich looking stone. Ancient Egyptians not only use it for decoration of tombs, in jewelry, it was also ground into powder to use as medicine and eye shadow! China and Europe have a history of using Lapis Lazuli in decorations. Lapis Lazuli is known for its work in opening the third eye. It is known as a stone to bring one to inner peace. It assists during meditation providing one self-knowledge and reflection. It also has a soothing energy. It assists one to identify and dispel negative thought patterns, and is especially healing for any abuse survivor. Its calming energy also assists one to overcome insomnia.
Lapis lazuli is said to enhance one's awareness, insight and intellect. It is also said to impart ancient knowledge and wisdom, bringing peacefulness and self-acceptance. Lapis lazuli is said to help cure depression, insomnia, recurring fevers, vision and hearing problems, and disorders of the throat, lungs and immune system.