Sodalite is a blue crystalline mineral, a chloric sodium aluminum silicate. It has a hardness of 5.5-6 and its name is derived from its abundance of sodium content. Sodalite is a silicon monoxide (SiO2) mineral, which forms in the high-pressure metamorphic conditions of deep burial and high temperature and typically occurs as bluish stones with white veins. Sodalite is in the isometric crystal system and is usually found in masses vs. crystal formations. Sodalite can be found in Namibia, Canada, India and the United States, with the largest deposit having been discovered in Bahia, Brazil.
The color of sodalite ranges from deep blue to light blue or gray but can sometimes be found in white, yellow, red or green. The common blue formation of Sodalite includes bands and sections of white calcite. Sodalite is a mineral with an undulating pattern of cool hues that blends subtly into one another; ranging from sky blue to deep green. This diverse range provides a depth of color, evoking the infinite shades of twilight.
A deeply beautiful blue stone, it has been used as an ornamental stone for centuries. Sodalites are often cut into cabochons or beads to be used in jewelry. They’re also commonly tumbled for use in mojo bags or crystal grids.
In metaphysical circles, Sodalite is used for calming the mind and lifting depression. It is a Third Eye Chakra stone and may be used to enhance spiritual connection and open deep meditation. Sodalite is one of the stones in the "Third Eye Chakra Healing" program. Sodalite is used in crystal healing for spiritual, emotional, mental and physical balance and to lower stress levels. It is also said to help with insomnia, hysteria, dizziness and headaches.
Sodalite can be used to balance the energies of any room or space by placing a piece on the floor by your bedside table or putting one in the corner of your office. Sodalite is a stone of calm and peace that helps to stabilize moods and emotions, bringing balance to the mind, body, spirit. It promotes tranquility by calming the mind, grounding excess energy from the spiritual plane into physical reality and is helpful in meditation. Also, like many other stones, it can be used in spiritual ceremonies and rituals.
Sodalite is a stone of calm and peace that helps to stabilize moods and emotions, bringing balance to the mind, body, spirit. It promotes tranquility by calming the mind, grounding excess energy from the spiritual plane into physical reality and is helpful in meditation. Also helpful in dream recall, helping to interpret the symbols and archetypes that are encountered in dreams.
Like other blue stones, Sodalite is often used for protection. In general, Sodalite can help one to be more present in their day-to-day life and sharpen the senses. It is a stone of spiritual grounding and emotional balance. It helps to relieve depression, anxiety, feelings of isolation and abandonment, fear, and feelings of loneliness. Sodalite is a powerful stone for healing, bringing relief from fatigue, stress, and depression.