The name lapis lazuli means ‘blue stone’. It’s more commonly known as just lapis. The original lapis lazuli rock mines are in the West Hindu-Kush Mountains of Afghanistan. The highest quality and quantity of lapis lazuli stone still comes from Afghanistan to this day. The Lapis Lazuli crystal meaning is associated with the third eye chakra, the energy center that processes the essence of your inner spirit. People born during the month of December get to claim the lapis lazuli birthstone as their traditional birthstone.