Why Larimar could be the Lapidot fusion
For day three of Lapidot Anniversary Week (prompt: “fusion”), I’m going to be doing some theorising about why I now believe that Larimar will be the Lapidot fusion, based on the properties of the stone and its usage in crystal healing.
(Source: w w w . crystalvaults . com / crystal-encyclopedia / larimar – please remove the spaces, I’ve written it like this due to issues with posts not appearing in the tags if they contain external links)
“Larimar is the embodiment of the tranquil Sea and Sky energies”
This immediately reminds me of both Lapis and Peridot. Lapis, of course, has complete control of the sea and she can fly – and Peridot can also fly when she has her limb enhancers (as well as being the pilot of the Hand Ship in Jailbreak).
“It brings the ancient wisdom of Atlantis”
“Larimar is one of the cardinal Water element stones, yet is born of Fire in its volcanic origins”
The fact that Larimar has volcanic origins is extremely interesting when you consider that real-life Peridot can be formed in the earth’s mantle (along with Peridotite) – which is something that Peridot herself mentioned in Gem Drill! We also have the connection to water again as well, making it have relevance to Lapis too.
“Larimar cools tempers and calms fears, relieves stress…”
“Larimar is a crystal of serenity, promoting relaxation in every aspect”
“Larimar is a powerful emotional cleanser and healer, especially for phobias, panic attacks, stress-related imbalances, and excessive anger or fear”
“It helps us moderate aggressiveness and deal with rage”
So, it could greatly benefit both Lapis and Peridot. They’ve both had more than their fair share of stress and fear, and are both prone to exhibiting very bad tempers and/or aggressive behaviour at times (with Peridot’s explosive tantrums, and Lapis’ brooding and often unforgiving rage).
“The more intense the blue and contrast within the [Larimar] stone, the rarer and higher its value”
This jumps out at me for the fact that this principle also applies to real-life Lapis Lazuli. Incidentally, Lapis in the show also has a Gem that’s pure blue (as opposed to having any pyrite/calcite inclusions)…
“Larimar is a wonderful stone for mothers”
If you interpret Pumpkin as being the Lapidot “child”, then this certainly takes on some relevancy! Especially considering Peridot’s comment in Gem Harvest about missing the “pitter-patter of full-sized Gem soldiers” (a reference to the expression “hearing the pitter-patter of tiny feet”, which is used when talking about people who are imminently going to have a child) when explaining why she and Lapis decided to grow their field of vegetables in the first place.
“As a soothing Water element stone, Larimar cools hot tempers and guides excessive passion into peace”
Peridot has generally become much calmer since being around Lapis, and seems much more settled nowadays. Her passionate side is still there, but it’s very much being used for good and peaceful activities nowadays (such as “meep morp” and vegetable-growing). Could a fusion into Larimar with Lapis help to further calm her, then?
“Larimar is an excellent stone for finding a soulmate”
As Peridot and Lapis barely leave each others’ side, I don’t feel like this point needs any explanation.
“It facilitates the healing of unresolved issues or fears, trauma to the heart, or past-life relationships”
I like the idea that Larimar can help with trauma – considering that Lapis has had a very traumatic life and would appear to be suffering from PTSD and depression as a result of this. I know the article here is referring to “past-life” relationships, but it could still hold some relevance when you consider the living nightmare in Lapis’ past that was Malachite.
“Larimar assists in identifying self-imposed limitations and self-sabotaging behavior, especially toward martyrdom, and encourages taking control of one’s life. It is particularly useful in admitting guilt, when guilty, and in bringing about a sense of peace in truthfulness.”
Lapis started to express real guilt for her past actions in Alone At Sea (one such action, of course, was effectively martyring herself in order to protect Steven from Jasper - but deliberately hurting Jasper in the process). There’s a lot of horror in her past that she still needs a helping hand to cope with. Likewise, I believe that Peridot is also burdened with a lot of guilt for some of her past actions; which is something that she appears to be bottling up.
Therefore, fusing into Larimar could help them both to make peace with themselves and begin to let go of their pasts.
“It aids in breaking down the walls one has built around the heart for defense, and allows for emotional release and the clearing of deep emotional patterns. It helps one to reconnect to a previous, more natural state of playfulness and joyful childlike energy”
I feel like this also has a lot of relevancy.
Again, Peridot is bottling a lot of things up – and quite often, Lapis appears to be putting up a front in order to hide her inner turmoil. The pair of them do have a lot of playful energy at times, so Larimar could encourage (and completely embody) this.
“It emanates vivaciousness, humor, and a sense of one’s own power”
Peridot is the definition of vivacious! She and Lapis also have a shared sense of humour (as seen in Gem Harvest, in particular) – and Lapis wields an insurmountable power over water.
“Light blue crystals [such as Larimar] help us accept the life we have, develop patience, reconcile differences, or seek forgiveness. They’re excellent for recovery efforts from addictions or destructive patterns, aid in curbing tempers, and help us become more dependable and cheerful. Light blue crystals also assist in dealing with grief, letting go of the past, and curing guilt”
I really think that this speaks for itself.
“[It] tempers excess, restores calm after a storm, relieves stress, and neutralizes extremes”
This scene in particular was both a metaphorical and literal “calm after the storm”.
“Larimar also utilizes … a fresh, welcome energy that moves us to serenity as new growth and life emerges. It brings hope, discovery and balance”
Much like Lapis and Peridot having a fresh start on Earth, discovering this wonderful new planet together… and even creating new life together.