Since antiquity the Sodalite stone has been known as the stone of Creatives; such as artists, singers, painters and sculptors as it was believed to be able to encourage inspiration and creativity while also providing the creative receptacle psychic shielding protection from others whom may be intent on stealing those ideas and inspirations.
Sodalite brings inner peace and it told to calm hot tempered folk as well as cooling fevers. Sodalite needs to be used regularly and in abundance for it’s strongest abilities. One should carry or wear Sodalite as well as placing in every room of the home, so that its peaceful properties will flow all around one’s environment on a regular basis.
Scientific Gemstone Properties
Mohs Hardness of 5.5 with a cubic crystal structure.
Sodalite gains its name from the sodium content found within this mineral. It is found in many shades of blue, and only blue; it shares many qualities of the stone Lapis Lazuli and it therefore often mistaken for it. One of the easiest ways to determine the difference is that Sodalite rarely contains the pyrite specks that are present in Lapis Lazuli, giving Lapis it’s sparkle. Sodalite will generally contain white streaks of calcite though, and scientifically Sodalite also possesses a lower specific gravity than Lapis.
The biggest deposits of Sodalite Stone has been found in Brazil; but it has also been discovered in Russia, Greenland, Romania, France, India, Myanmar, Namibia, Canada and the United States.
Metaphysical Gemstone Properties
It is told that Sodalite will harmonize one’s inner being and balance the conscious with the subconscious mind. It is said to be most helpful for work in groups as it stimulates creative thought which leads to productive brainstorming and problem solving. It is also a wonderful stone to combat beeches in communication.
Sodalite is a stone of truth, bringing truth to communication, and allows one to communicate their own truth effectively to the world. It will aid in ending disagreements and arguments, especially when those divergences are due to miscommunications, or when communication becomes an issue between people.
Particularly useful for honesty of emotions in communication, increasing intelligence, knowledge and learning as it unites the logical and spiritual minds. Intuition opens perception bringing information from the higher mind down to the ground/physical level; affording the opportunity for one to access the sacred universal laws. Done almost automatically, stimulating thought in the subtle bodies presenting the information in a calm manner allowing the knowledge and emotions to permeate to the core of one’s being; the knowledge comes with very little work to obtain it.
Healing Gemstone Properties
Used to reduce high blood pressure when the touchstone is carried on a regular basis, as well as being helpful in hypertension when a necklace of Sodalite is worn low enough to reach the heart center. Also associated with calming effects on the thyroid gland, nervous system and all glandular functions. In balancing the endocrine system Sodalite strengthens the metabolism, reducing stress and prolonging physical endurance.
To benefit fully from Sodalite’s energy it is best to be worn or carried as a touchstone over a long period of time.
Also beneficial for calcium deficiencies, boosting the immune system, combating insomnia; it treats the throat, larynx, vocal cords and hoarseness. A Sodalite elixir consumed daily is effective against diabetes.
Magical Gemstone Properties
(Shiva together with consort Parvati)
Powers: Creativity, Dream Work, Meditation
Candle Color: Indigo
Excellent for psychic development and meditation. Other stones are known to simply open up the inner doorway to the universal psychic plane, sometimes overwhelming one’s psyche. Sodalite opens this doorway gently, easing it open, allowing one to accept and absorb the knowledge without being overwhelmed. Thus allowing one to begin working with the new information and abilities easier than if they came upon suddenly.
When used on a regular basis Sodalite should be discharged under warm running water on a weekly basis, or if it becomes cloudy or changes color in any way. Then charged in a vessel of water together with Crystal Quartz.
Zodiac Gemstone Properties
Zodiac Stone of: Sagittarius
Birthstone: Not a birthstone for any month.
Stone especially recommended for Sagittarius, it symbolizes self confidence and loyalty
Chakra Gemstone Properties
Sodalite is associated with the 5th, Throat Chakras, and the 6th, Third Eye/Brow Chakra opening ones intuition and higher knowledge.
Sodalite may strongly affect ones attitudes concerning oneself; it is one of the best stones that will specifically open the Third Eye and bring in inner psychic sight and intuitive knowledge; assisting one to find their ‘true self’.