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Nature of Material: sodalite (SO-da-lite) is a mineral species; cubic crystal system; chemical composition Na8Al6SiO2Cl2
Appearance: Semitransparent to opaque usually dark blue to violetish blue, often with white veining (veining may also be yellow or red); rarely gray, greenish, yellowish, white, or pink

Phenomena: none
Variety and Trade Names
Sometimes called Canadian blue stone Hackmanite - pink (fades rapidly) Misnomers: Canadian lapis
Typical Size Range: large pieces available
Typical Cutting Styles: cabochons, beads, carvings; semi-transparent material occasionally faceted
Optic Character: SR or AGG
Refractive Index: 1.483 (±.004)
Birefringence: none
Specific Gravity: 2.25 (+ .15, -.10)
Polish Luster: vitreous to greasy
Fracture: uneven to sub conchoidal
Luster: vitreous to greasy
Cleavage: distinct in six directions, but usually obscured by aggregate

Identifying Characteristics
white veining common
Hardness: 5 to 6
Toughness: poor

Availability: Plentiful
Public Recognition: unfamiliar
Source: Brazil, Canada, Namibia
Recommended Disclosures: Avoid rough handling.
The Meaning Of Sodalite

SODALITE - The balance of head and heart 

Main Chakra: Vibrates to the number 4 Astrological Sign of Sagittarius - Elemental

Keywords: Communication, companionship, fellowship, solidarity, truth, self esteem, self trust, mutual dependence, trust of others, clears confusion, emotional turmoil. Encourages rational thinking, logic, intelligence, emotional balance, intuition, higher knowledge, clarity, truthfulness and perception.

Metaphysical Properties: It has been said that the longest distance you will ever travel is the journey from your head to your heart. This is the gift of Sodalite. It clears up mental confusion and reestablishes inner peace. Sodalite strengthens the power of mind over body and bridges the gap between your thoughts and your feelings.
Eliminates Fear and Guilt better than any other stone!
Fosters knowledge, learning proficiency, consciousness, communication and wisdom. Helps get along with others and aids in "Group Work", i.e.( "Fellowship = Group") - particularly for mediators and peace makers. Good for healing rifts in partnerships and relationships, and helps bring an end to arguments or disagreements.

Excellent stone to enhance all communication skills. This stone helps us unite the logical with the spiritual. It also help free us from old behavior patterns that no longer serve us. Wonderful stone for creative types, balancing both sides of the mind, and allowing you mind to come up with the emotional expression of your ideas in physical forms. Color Deep blue with white streaks and flecks. Similar to Lapis Lazuli, but without the gold flacks of pyrite.

Physical Healing Properties: Cleansing organs, boosts immune system, combats radiation and insomnia, strengthening the metabolism Careers: Guilt and Fear: Consolers, Priests, Psychologist, Mental health workers Communication: Negotiators, Mediators, Debaters, Political Officers, Writers, Newspaper and Magazine Editors, Web Designers Anyone responsible for content and communication to the masses. Creative expression: Poets, Artists, Crafts persons, Sculptors, painters, textile designers, wood workers, Groups: Sport Teams, Business Meetings, Family Relationships, Hobby Applications: For people who often use their heads to make life decisions, and have trouble getting in touch with how they really feel. Yes, you are supposed to be "happy".

General Gemstone Details
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.

Scientific Properties: Moh’s Hardness of 5.5 with a cubic crystal structure. 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.

Mystical Properties: 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.

Healing Properties: 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 hypertensive 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.

Magical Properties:
Energy: Receptive
Element: Water
Powers: Healing, peace, meditation, wisdom Sodalite is excellent for psychic development and meditation, particularly if used with lapis or other clear quartz crystal. While other stones may blast open the inner doorway to the psychic, this stone gently eases it open. This allows us acceptance of and working with the new and different abilities much easier than if they had come too suddenly. Worn in jewelry, sodalite forms a quite reliable connection with your intuition, thus giving a gentle flow of information that can save lots of time and trouble.

Associations: Venus Not a Traditional Birthstone for any Month Stone especially recommended for Sagittarius, it symbolizes self confidence and loyalty.

Chakra Classification: Sodalite is associated with the 5th, Throat Chakra) and 6th, Third Eye or Brow Chakra. It can strongly affect your attitudes concerning yourself. it is one of the stones that will open the third eye and bring in inner psychic sight and intuitive knowledge. It can also balance and activate the 2nd, Sacral or Navel Chakra.


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