The zodiac stone of Sagittarius, honoring Athena, Greek goddess of war and wisdom. Lapis encourages honesty of the spirit, bringing inner peace and freedom from negative thought. It enhances intellectual ability, electrifying desire for knowledge, truth, and understanding. Lapis enhances circulation, releases stress, and activates the psychic center at the third eye. Throughout history, Lapis was employed as medicine, an aphrodisiac, and in powder form, as paint for Michelangelo.