What is Sodalite?
Sodalite is a rich blue stone often showing white Calcite streaks.
The name Sodalite refers to its sodium content. It is often found as a mineral making up the valuable stone, Lapis Lazuli.
Where is Sodalite found?
Sodalite is commonly found in the USA, Brazil, India, Canada, Russia, Namibia and Norway.
Sodalite occurs in syenite rocks (an igneous rock that forms when magma cools in very high temperatures deep in the earth, showing little to no Quartz minerals, but mostly Feldspar) and trachyte rocks (a fine-grained version of syenite). It also occurs in pegmatites, which are coarse-grained granite igneous rocks consisting mainly of Quartz and Feldspar and occurring through wide veins of finer grain rocks (like syenite and trachyte).
Sodalite beads were found with other antiquities in ancient Bolivia. Sodalite is a sacred stone to St. Anne, grandmother of Christ. Sodalite was used in wise woman ceremonies to welcome the later years.
What is Hackmanite?
Hackmanite is a pink Sodalite found in Quebec in 1991, which quickly fades to grey or greenish white. Hackmanite from Afghanistan and Burma starts off white and turns pink in the sunlight.
Sodalite Mineral Facts
Sodalite is a 5.5 to 6 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, which is about the hardness of window glass.
Surface Color: White, Blue, Gray
Streak Color (can vary from surface color, this is the color of the crystals’ powdered minerals): White
Group: Tectosilicate: Feldspathoid Family (resemble feldspar but with different structure and lower silica content, occur in rare and unusual igneous rocks)
Cleavage (where the crystal breaks off naturally to form a new face, parallel to its structure. This is a clean break and can cleave over and over again along the same face, retaining the crystals structure): Indistinct/Poor
Fracture: Uneven, Conchoidal (clam-like concave like when glass breaks)
Luster: Vitreous (glassy)
Transparency: Transparent to Opaque
Crystal System: Cubic
Crystal Habit: Dodecahedral or Massive (hunks of stone)
What are the healing properties of Sodalite?
Sodalite has a gentle energy, but this blue vibration is not for those who are depressed
Sodalite provides mental balance, uniting logic and intuition, opening the higher mind to the physical level
Sodalite aids speech problems
Sodalite helps to let go of control issues, releasing old mental conditioning for defensive or oversensitive personalities
Sodalite increases psychic awareness
How do you use Sodalite in crystal healing?
Hold Sodalite in meditation to deepen meditative states
Place Sodalite near your computer or wear a Sodalite pendant when working on the computer to clear electromagnetic pollution from the body
Wear Sodalite earrings to eliminate mental confusion and encourage rational thought and objectivity
Drink a Sodalite gem elixir to counteract calcium deficiency and strengthen the immune system
Gift Sodalite to students and philosophers as it is a great stone for studies and understanding
Use Sodalite as an enhancer to other stones’ energies, as it has a gentler vibration than other crystals like Lapis and Turquoise
Wear Sodalite bracelets to balance your mental energy
Send Sodalite with a child leaving home for the first time or an animal taken away from its mother
Place Sodalite in the bathroom to unwind in a calming, relaxing energy
Divination with Sodalite
Drawing Sodalite in a gemstone divination session means:
Be slow to speak and measure your words wisely when your opinion is sought or when making a decision.
Sheila's personal experience
I like to use Sodalite to get things done rather than just thinking about them. I am someone who values action over mere words, so I really connect with Sodalite’s message to make things happen!
I always recommend Sodalite to those who have a chaotic energy at their Third Eye Chakra, meaning they are not focused or thinking logically about their goals.
Pair Sodalite with Lepidolite, which helps to ease the tension of over-analyzing, and you have a soothing energy for the mind!
Sodalite is easily found in jewelry because it is known as the “poor man’s lapis”. Instead of the gold pyrite flecks you find in Lapis, you will often find just the white Calcite in Sodalite.
Sometimes Sodalite will be nearly all white Calcite with just a hint of blue. Sometimes it will be a dark blue with no inclusions. The more blue the Sodalite has, the more value it has on the market and the more costly your Sodalite jewelry.
Many people are attracted to the blues and whites of Sodalite, reminding them of a romanticized stormy night. At Satin Crystals we offer all sorts of jewelry, accessories and healing tools with genuine Sodalite stones.
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