Sodalite Crystal Information
What Is Sodalite Made Of?
Sodalite is a member of the Sodalite family of minerals: it is a tectosilicate mineral, and has high levels of sodium content, for which it was named (Sodalite was the Ancient Greek word meaning "salt stone").
Another famous members of the Sodalite group of minerals is Lazurite (the main component of Lapis Lazuli), which also displays a stunning royal-blue hue.
Sodalite can contain other minerals which add to its appearance: for example, White Calcite is commonly seen in streaks and mottled patterns upon its surface.
Where Does Sodalite Come From?
Sodalite was discovered in 1811 in Greenland, but became popular when it was found in Canada many decades later: the location of the Sodalite and its similarity in appearance to Lapis Lazuli meant that it was often referred to as "Canadian Lapis Lazuli", or "Canadian Blue Stone" (other names for Sodalite include "Princess Blue", or simply "Blue Stone").
Sodalite has since been found in other locations across the globe: this Sodalite piece was sourced from Brazil.
Sodalite Crystal Healing Properties
Sodalite is renowned by crystal healers to be a Stone for Thinkers: as a balm to the intellect, Sodalite can be used to enhance intelligence, insight, logic, and understanding.
Displaying a calming blue colouring, Sodalite is also a brilliant stress-relieving crystal which is said to bring a sense of peace and serenity to its user.
As a blue stone, Sodalite resonates strongly with the Third Eye Chakra and Throat Chakra.
When used with the Third Eye Chakra, Sodalite is a brilliant meditation aid and is said to help improve intuition, awareness, and focus.
When used with the Throat Chakra, Sodalite is said to aid self-confidence when communicating with others, and can help its user communicate with others with greater clarity.
How Hard Is Sodalite?
Measuring 5.5 to 6 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, Sodalite is a relatively durable mineral, but care should still be taken not to damage the crystal surface.
Sodalite Crystal Collections
Sodalite is a stunningly beautiful blue stone, and would be a welcome addition to any crystal collection, especially alongside a piece of Lapis Lazuli.
Sodalite is often recommended as a Zodiac Stone/ birthstone for the Sagittarius Zodiac sign: consequently, a piece of Sodalite would make a great gift for loved ones who resonate with this Zodiac sign.
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