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Sodalite Gemstone - Metaphysical Healing Properties
Sodalite Gemstone is normally seen as a dark blue colored semiprecious stone with white calcite specks. This stone is often confused with Lapis Lazuli gemstone (In fact Sodalite is one of the components of Lapis Lazuli) because of its resemblance with the stone. Though the most common color of Sodalite is blue, it can also be found in other colors including the colorless, green, grey-white, light-red, pink and yellow with transparency ranging from transparent to translucent. Sodalite is chemically known as Sodium Aluminum Silicate Chloride and seems to have received its name because of its sodium content. This stone has a hardness of between 5.5 and 6.0 on the mohs scale with a cubic crystal structure. It is associated with the throat and third eye chakra and the Zodiac Signs of Cancer and Sagittarius. This stone has the reputation of the Gemstone of Courage and is used for carvings and jewelry. Pyramids, Pendulums, Rune stones, Spheres and Feng shui items made of this stone are also extremely popular.
Sodalite was first discovered in Greenland in the year 1806. The largest deposit of this Stone is in Brazil. It is also found in Italy, France, Greenland, Canada, India, Norway, Russia, Myanmar, Romania, Namibia and the US.
Healing and Metaphysical Properties of Sodalite Stone
Sodalite resonates to Archangel Michael who is the Angel of protection, courage, truth and strength. It is a stone of insight and intuition. Wearing this stone is said to bring in calmness in mind and spiritual awareness. This is a great stone for eliminating fear, anger, guilt, stress, nervousness and for clearing mental confusion. Athletes can wear this stone for endurance. If you are faced with a situation where you have to make a decision place it on your forehead and use its guidance in making the decision.
Sodalite is an excellent stone to use for meditation purpose as it helps to achieve inner peace and harmony. Sodalite is a good stone for Writers as it promotes creativity, inspiration and also enhances wisdom. This stone can be kept in the rooms of the house for creating a peaceful and calm atmosphere at home. One may carry it in the pockets or in a pouch when going for work as it is known to increase confidence and bring harmony in relationships. Those who are scared of air travel may hold a Sodalite touch stone during the journey. This gemstone is also known to calm hyperactivity in children.
Sodalite is said to balance the metabolism, boost the immune system and cleanse the organs. This stone is used for treating calcium deficiencies, communication problems for increasing confidence and assertiveness. It is also known to be useful in the treatment of thyroid, digestive disorders, also helpful in treating diabetes, fever, blood pressure, inflammation, obesity, anxiety, panic attacks and phobias. Those who have trouble sleeping because of sleep disorders like insomnia may keep a Sodalite crystal under the pillow for peaceful sleep.
Sodalite is a fragile gem with a low hardness and therefore should be handled with great care. Avoid getting the stone wet as it can take away the shine and protective coating of the stone. If necessary rinse the stone in plain water and wipe dry but do not soak it in water. Protect Sodalite jewelry from sharp blows, chemicals, cleaning solvents and hot temperatures. It is advisable to store it in a separate jewelry box when not worn. Clean the jewelry using a soft and dry cloth only. You may use a drop of olive oil to polish the stones for an extra shine.