Sodalite is a royal blue stone that assists in all communication issues. It is a great stone to help heal and end arguments and encourage rational thoughts. It is thought to be a truth stone and promotes authenticity and emotional honesty when communicating with others and our self. It brings clarity to our thoughts and assists us in retaining new knowledge, boosting our intelligence.
Sodalite has a calming energy that is also said to enhance creativity and inspiration so it is a great stone for artists and all creatives. It allows us to trust our ideas and follow our intuition, thus enhancing ones self esteem and confidence. It brings emotional well being as well as encourages the beholder to see the best in people and life.
Sodalite is the perfect ally to hold on to if you are reconciling any type of conflict as it promotes calm and honest communication, helping to avoid arguments.
Sodalite was discovered in 1811 in Greenland, but did not gain in popularity until a vast deposit of it was discovered in Ontario, Canada in 1891. Its named Sodalite due to its high sodium content and is quite commonly mistaken for Lapis Lazuli, but with close inspection it is easy to identify the two, although some Lapis does contain Sodalite.
Sodalite is a sodium aluminium silicate with sodium chloride and is generally found in blue coloured massive formations. It is best known as one of the components of Lapis Lazuli. Sodalite rarely obtains the rich blue colour of Lapis, as it usually contains more Calcite, where Lapis on the other hand contains more Pyrite. It has a hardness of 5.5-6 and significant deposits are located in Canada, the USA, Brazil, Portugal, Romania and Russia.
It's best to avoid putting Sodalite into water because it has a tendency to dissolve in low pH water. Due to this it is possible that it can release some toxins that are held in the stone. You should also avoid cleansing your Sodalite with salt and if you do wish to place it in the sunlight, avoid long periods of time or the colour may fade.