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Everything you need to know about Sodalite.

 

IDENTIFICATION

Sodalite is a rare rock-forming mineral known for its royal blue to blue-violet colour. It has a chemical composition of Na4Al3Si3O12Cl and is a member of the Feldspathoid mineral group. It scores 5.5-6 on the Mohs scale, making it slightly brittle.

Sodalite is found in Brazil, Greenland, India, Canada, Namibia, Russia and the USA.

Fake sodalite exists, but it’s rare; the gem isn’t costly enough to justify faking. But suppose you are curious about the authenticity of your stone. In that case, you can either cut it to see if there is an odour (fake sodalite is odourless) or use acetone (nail polish remover) to strip any dyes on the stone.

Sodalite is typically a royal blue colour with streaky white veins running through the stone. There are, however, some colour varieties meaning it’s possible to find Sodalite that’s purple, brown, white or even colourless. But typically, the sodalite you’ll buy will be the previously mentioned royal blue colour. There is a slight confusion with Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli and Sodalitic Quartz.

  • Sodalite is photographed above; it has white veins, blue-royal blue colouration and can sometimes black mineral growths 
  • Blue lapis lazuli is a deep, dark blue which usually shows golden specs of pyrite 
  • Sodalitic quartz is usually sodalite on quartz which appears to be more like blue spots on the quartz rock

Sodalite best combines with:

  • Amethyst: This powerful pair is one for the mind and emotions. Sodalite eliminates confusion by clearing the mind and enhancing logical thinking. Amethyst helps remove blockages, rid negative energy, and put you in tune with your crown chakra – the place where you get ideas.
  • Clear Quartz: An excellent combo for stimulating your third eye chakra is the sodalite and Clear Quartz. Clear Quartz as the Master Healer of all stones helps amplify the already powerful attributes of the sodalite gemstone. 

  • Tiger’s Eye: Place these two crystals on your office desk to induce positive energies as you work to improve communication in a hectic working environment and prevent misunderstandings. Plus, it can help in improving your mind and focus. This is particularly useful when working on a tight schedule or you need to stay productive.

  • Black Tourmaline: Hold both of these energies to assist during a panic attack; it provides calming energies and can be a friend of support. They both deflect negative and external influences during your attack. 
  • Element: Water, Air
  • Planet: Moon
  • Zodiac: Sagittarius, Virgo
  • Birthstone: November
  • Chakras: Third Eye, Throat

    HISTORY

    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 as a decorative stone in the Princess’ royal home.

    SPIRITUAL ATTRIBUTES

    Sodalite is an extraordinary stone uniting logic with intuition, encouraging spirituality and deep thinking. It is highly effective as a guide on inner travels through meditation, dreamwork or shamanic journeying and can provide one with access to the sacred laws of the universe. By calmly presenting ideas, insights into the self, or symbolic imagery from the subconscious, Sodalite stimulates thought and allows the subtle feelings to permeate the centre of one’s being. It promotes multileveled understanding and will enable one to both “speak the truth” and “know the truth.” As you connect, sodalite has deflective energy to keep lower and dense vibrations from attacking you.

    Sodalite is an excellent grounding tool for channelling inspirational, spiritual, and metaphysical writings, keeping one’s focus on the Third Eye centre. It assists in activating the six clairs – clairvoyance, clairaudience, claircognizance, clairsentience, clairolfaction, and clairgustation. As a stone of insight and pattern recognition, Sodalite is a support stone for astrologers, numerologists, tarot readers, as well as for those who consult the I Ching and other oracles.

    If you are trying to connect to the higher realms, use sodalite to receive light codes and access to downloads. As you work with Sodalite, you can practise deepening your meditation state or journeying. Overall it holds excellent spiritual attributes to assist you through your journey.

    PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES

    Sodalite has been used to treat gland metabolism and as a purifying aid to cleansing the lymphatic system and organs. It is thought to ease water retention, improve cellular hydration, and 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 help treat the throat, vocal cords, and larynx, particularly mild hoarseness and laryngitis. 

    Sodalite is credited with calcium deficiencies and reducing acid in the system, and other digestive disorders. It may also be used to combat excess weight, insomnia, and damage due to radiation.

    If you struggle with a goodnight sleep, you can place sodalite under your pillow to protect and calm your vibration at night. It offers grounding energies that will keep you within your vessel. 

    EMOTIONAL ATTRIBUTES

    Sodalite is a stone of truth, enabling the conscious and subconscious mind to connect with your thoughts and feelings, and helps you to recognise and verbalise those feelings and facts 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. Self-esteem is one of the essential self-love programmes we need to give ourselves; we must provide this love to our bodies as it holds our precious, pure souls, it allows us to raise our frequency naturally by embracing what we own.

    Suppose you struggle to detach from your rigid traits and programmes by creating space for optimism and new pathways. You can ask sodalite to connect you to the possibilities for your path. Not only does it work with your programmes but even your emotional state towards defensiveness and oversensitivity. 

    ETHICAL SOURCING 

    Our supplier who mines sodalite is based in Brazil, one of the most significant mining locations in operation. A large machinery and safety measure must be carried out when extracting vast and heavy minerals. This material is purchased from a family-run mining business, father and son. one of the most reputable and responsible suppliers to do business with over in Brazil; they have fully equipped staff and miners working for them who are paid fairly.

    None of our suppliers works with children under age. It is illegal in most countries now to mine with children; the businesses we work with comply and are registered under the Ethical sourcing conduct.

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