Alternative Names: None

Mineral Information

Origin: Worldwide

Mineral Species: Sodalite

Mineral Group: Silicates

Chemical Formula: Na8(Al3Si3O12)Cl

Hardness: 5.5-6

Crystal System: Cubic (Isometric)

Colour: Mid to dark blue

Typical Appearance: Usually massive.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Sagittarius

Chakra Alignment: Throat, Root, Earth and Crown Chakras; Heaven-Earth connection

Element: Air

Origin of Name & Mythology: The name derives from its high sodium content; Sodalite was named in 1811, and there are no traditions associated with this mineral.

Additional Information

The deep blue variety of sodalite (most common) is extremely calming and grounding, bestows serenity, and helps one to feel completely present in the physical world and physical body. It maintains more focus on the lower chakras and physical body than other sodalites, while at the same time creating a heaven-earth connection. Its core quality is truth – the ability to “speak one’s truth”, be true to oneself, and accept the truth of a situation, even when that truth is uncomfortable. With that truth comes self-acceptance and the ability to see and welcome the person you truly are, warts and all, without judgement. Blue sodalite can be used to treat conditions affecting the throat and voice, and also releases tension and helps to clear infection in the area of the Sacral Chakra, so can be applied in the treatment of IBS and mild stomach bugs.