Alternative Names: None
Mineral Species: Sodalite
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: Na8(Al3Si3O12)Cl
Crystal System: Cubic (Isometric)
Colour: Mid to dark blue
Typical Appearance: Usually massive.
Chakra Alignment: Throat, Root, Earth and Crown Chakras; Heaven-Earth connection
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.
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.