FOUND IN: BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, BURMA, CANADA, GREENLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, RUSSIA & USA
Sodalite, whose name reflects its sodium content is found in all shades and hues of blue and is a major constituent of the rock lapis lazuli, therefore these two stones are easily confused. However, unlike lapis, sodalite very rarely contains the brassy pyrite specks, and it has a lower specific gravity. Sodalite will likely contain white streaks of calcite and is often carved as well as used for jewelry.
Since antiquity the stone sodalite has been known as the stone of artists, singers, painters and sculptors because it is believed to be able to promote inspiration, creativity while also providing protection.
Sodalite brings inner peace and can calm hot tempered folk. Keep sodalite in your pockets and in every room of your house, so its peaceful properties will flow all around you.
It is told that sodalite will harmonize the inner being or the conscious with the subconscious mind.
It is most helpful for work in groups and stimulates thought. It is a stone wonderfully beneficial for healing breaches in communication. A stone of truth, it brings this to all communications. It can help end arguments or other disagreements that have to do with communication or when communication has become an issue. It is particularly useful for honesty of emotions. It increases intelligence, knowledge and learning and will unite the logical with the spiritual.
Sodalite is an excellent stone for reducing high blood pressure if carried constantly on the person. Necklaces of sodalite beads that hang down to the heart area will increase its hypotensive properties.
It also is associated with the thyroid, it has a calming regularity effect on the thyroid gland, the vegetative nervous system and all glandular functions. By balancing the endocrine system, it strengthens the metabolism. Reduces stress and helps to prolong physical endurance.
In order to properly benefit from this stone’s energy it must be worn or carried as a touchstone over a long period of time. It should be discharged under running water on a weekly basis, or whenever the stone becomes cloudy or changes color. Then it should be charged again in a bowl of water together with a rock crystal.
Color: Black, Gray
Color of streak: White
Moh’s hardness: 5½-6
Specific gravity: 2.13-2.29
Fracture: Uneven, Conchoidal
Crystal system: Isometric; Rhombic, Dodecahedra, Grainy Aggregates
Chemical composition: Na8 (CI2AI6Si6O24)
Transparency: Opaque, Translucent
Refractive index: 1.48
Double refraction: None
Absorption spectrum: Not Usable