About the stone: Sodalite is a sodium aluminum silicate with sodium chloride and is generally found in blue colored massive form. It is best known as one of the components of lapis. Sodalite rarely obtains the rich blue color of lapis and rarely contains pyrite as lapis often does. Identification differentiates lapis from sodalite by the determination of the specific gravity which is higher in lapis. Sodalite usually contains more calcite evidenced by white inclusions.
Color: dark blue with white and black streaks
Chakra(s): crown, third eye, and root
Astrological sign(s): Sagittarius
Mohs scale: 5.5–6
Spiritual uses: Use as a grounding tool for use as you channel inspirational, spiritual, and/or metaphysical writings.
Mental uses: Use this stone as a study aid, especially when you are learning something new or unfamiliar. This stone also helps you to maintain your focus.
Emotional uses: Sodalite balances rampant emotions. This is a perfect stone for calming and releasing anger and frustration.
Physical uses: With its calming energy, sodalite reduces inflammation in the body, relieving inflammatory conditions such as headaches and muscle strains. This stone also helps reduce acid in your system for a more healthful acid-alkaline balance.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones. (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo
“Sodalite—I keep three pieces of this stone on my desk. Two are large tumbled stones, and the other is an extraordinary heart-shaped piece. I focus on this trio when I need to calm myself and slow down. If I feel agitated about something, especially if it involves a business matter that I’m discussing on the phone, I either hold them or gaze at them to ground myself and regain my sense of calm. Also, the deep blue of this stone aligns me with the energy of inspired thinking while I write.
What sodalite on your desk can do for you: Sodalite is a grounding tool for use as you channel inspirational, spiritual, and/or metaphysical writings. It helps you keep your focus on your third eye chakra, which allows you to activate and access the six intuitive senses “clairs”—. It also helps to calm incessant internal chatter.”