Sodalite teaches the nature of oneself in relationship to the universe, like gazing into a star-filled sky and forgetting the darkness to grasp the innumerable points of light. It inspires insight, awakening, examination, and connection. Called the blue "Logic Stone," Sodalite emits an easy, tranquil energy that clears the mind and elicits deep thought, expanding the ability to arrive at logical conclusions based on rational consideration. It enhances one's powers of analysis, intuition, observation and creativity, and strengthens self-discipline, efficiency and organization. Sodalite does not stimulate wisdom, but rather clears one's vision and intellect opening the mind to formulate wisdom.
Sodalite is one of the densest and most grounded of the dark blue stones and is superb for meditation and deep journeying. It brings insights into the self and an honest evaluation of one's motivations, strengths, weaknesses, gifts and patterns of destiny. It dispels mental confusion, stilling the mind to allow new information to be received, and brings an enlightened perspective on life. Sodalite increases consciousness, idealism, and striving for the truth, and eliminates guilt and fears better than any other stone. It helps one own and verbalize one's true feelings and to stand up for oneself. It.
Named for its sodium content, Sodalite is a chloric sodium aluminum silicate with a harness of 5.5 to 6. It is classified as a feldspathoid and is well-known for its rich blue color intermingled with white Calcite, though it may also form as gray, yellow, green, or pink. Quality blue or blue-violet material is used in jewelry, while lesser material is more often seen as inlay or ornamental facing stone, and in carvings. Sodalite occurs typically in massive or granular habit, but can form rare transparent or translucent crystals.
Sometimes mistaken for Lazurite or Lapis Lazuli, other members of the Sodalite family, Sodalite is a more traditional royal blue rather than the others' rich ultramarine. It rarely contains the gold flecks of Pyrite common in Lapis, and unlike the even color of Lazurite, Sodalite characteristically displays white veining or mottled patches of Calcite, often with small black inclusions. It can further be distinguished from similar minerals by its white (rather than blue) streak, and its ability to fluoresce orange under ultraviolet light. It is often referred to as "poor man's Lapis" because of its similar color and affordability.
Sodalite was first discovered in 1811 in the Ilimaussaq complex in Greenland, and gained importance as an ornamental stone in 1891 when vast deposits of fine material were found in Ontario, Canada. The most celebrated source is the Princess Sodalite Mine just east of Bancroft, Ontario, named in 1901 for the Princess of Wales, when during a royal visit to the World's Fair in Buffalo, New York, she was presented with a gift of Bancroft Sodalite and was so captivated by it that arrangements were made to quarry enough to decorate her London residence, Marlborough House. In 1906, 130 tons of the rock were shipped to England to be used as a decorative stone in the Princess' royal home. The lovely Sodalite from this mine varies in its intensity of blue and has a surrounding material composed of a grayish-white mineral called Nepheline; it is often referred to as Princess Blue, or its old trade name, Alomite. Other names for Sodalite are Blue Stone, Canadian Blue Stone, Canadian Lapis, and Glaucolite.
Brings clarity to the mind. Stops over-sensitivity.
Sodalite is an ideal stone for those who are oversensitive, defensive, impulsive, or prone to anxiety or panic attacks to stabilize the mind and allow a shift from emotional to rational. Hold as a worry or palm stone to regain composure, and wear or carry Sodalite to maintain a calm, stable energy. Place on the Third Eye area to gain intellectual understanding and a clearer perspective of one's self or a situation. Working with a Sodalite sphere helps correct aggressiveness towards others, as well as the self, and can reduce tendencies toward sadism or masochism.
A valued support crystal for women, Sodalite may be used to bring balance to the emotions and diminish outbursts brought on by PMS, menopause, or other hormone-related matters. It promotes understanding and assists in coming to terms with issues of aging, loss of fertility, empty nest syndrome and entering a new phase of life.
Sodalite is a talisman of the writer, known for enhancing creativity and inspiration, focus, and clear communication. It has also been called the Poet's Stone, the Stone of Creatives, as well as the Stone of Truth. Utilize Sodalite as a research or study aid to remain centered and to sort out the new and unfamiliar, for stimulating deep thought, and for increasing inventiveness and originality in the expression of one's artistic work. Sodalite may also be used as a psychic shield to keep others from stealing one's ideas and inspirations.
Place Sodalite on computers to block their emanations and clear electromagnetic pollution. It is highly beneficial for those sensitive to "sick-building syndrome" or electromagnetic smog. Sodalite is ideal for use in group work, promoting unity and a commonality of goals and purpose. It stimulates the qualities of companionship and mutual dependence, and encourages self-esteem, self-trust and trust in others.
The ultimate calming crystal, Sodalite is highly effective for alleviating fears associated with flying. Hold on take-off and landing, and keep nearby to help counteract jetlag. For insomnia or other sleep issues, place Sodalite under the pillow or on a nightstand to encourage restful sleep.
Sodalite has been used in the treatment of gland metabolism, and as a purifying aid to cleanse the lymphatic system and organs. It is thought to ease water retention and to improve cellular hydration, as well as to support the regulation of blood pressure and a racing pulse or heart.
Sodalite is reputed to relieve symptoms of menopause, and to reduce inflammation in the body for conditions such as fever, headaches, sinus infections, and muscle strains. It may also be useful in treating the throat, vocal cords, and larynx, particularly in soothing hoarseness and laryngitis. Sodalite is credited with ameliorating deficiencies of calcium, and for reducing acid in the system and other digestive disorders. It may also be used to combat excess weight, insomnia, and damage due to radiation.
Sodalite is a stone of truth, enabling the conscious and subconscious mind to connect with one's thoughts and feelings, and helps one to recognize and verbalize those feelings and truths objectively. It allows the shadow qualities, those negative traits one dislikes about oneself, to rise to the surface to be acknowledged and accepted without judgement. Sodalite discharges anger and negative thoughts and empowers the release of core fears, phobias, guilt, and control mechanisms that hold one back. It creates a clear insightful mind open to finding inner peace. Sodalite enkindles self-acceptance and self-trust, and embraces the importance of remaining true to oneself.
Sodalite resonates with blue crystal energy that stimulates the Throat Chakra, the voice of the body. It is, in essence, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked, or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. When the Throat Chakra is in balance and open, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions, bringing our personal truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the lower chakras can continue its path enabling free expression and natural release. Blue crystal energy will unblock and balance the Throat Chakra. Darker shades of blue encourage the power of truth, while lighter shades carry the power of flexibility, relaxation, and balance.
Sodalite is an awakener of the Brow Chakra, or Third Eye, the center of our perception and command. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here, and we relate to ourselves through this chakra. It balances the important and the unimportant, sorting meaning from data and impressions. It commands the energy flow within the body. When the Brow Chakra is in balance we see clearly and understand what we see. We can interpret visual cues and our perception is high. Our thoughts and internal communications within ourselves are healthy and vibrant. We are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions, and can control the flow of energy within all the chakras. The dark blue/purple crystals of indigo are used to treat imbalances of the Brow Chakra. It is a quiet color, one of mystery and wisdom and judgment.