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Meaning and Healing Properties of the Sodalite Gemstone

Sodalite Gemstone: Meaning and Healing Properties
Sodalite is not only used for ornamental purposes, but also has many mystical and healing properties that have been attributed to it through centuries.
Tanaya Navalkar
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2017
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Although discovered in 1806, it first became evident in 1891 in Ontario, Canada, where vast deposits were found. Sometime later, it was chosen for interior decoration for Marlborough House in England by Princess Patricia who happened to be visiting Ontario at that time. She fell in love with the stone and named it as Princess Blue.
Gemstones are fascinating and look amazing when worn as a jewelry. They have been in great demand since centuries. Even today they are used for healing and invoking certain mental and physical changes in a person, especially for good luck. There are different and mysterious ways in which the Universe works. Did you know that each gemstone is associated with each zodiac sign, birth date, birth name, etc.? All are equally pretty and extremely powerful when it comes to healing. One such gemstone is sodalite.
Sodalite is an amazing royal blue gemstone with white calcite specks scattered on it. It is often confused with Lapis Lazuli gemstone. The name 'sodalite' comes from the Greek words soda and lithos, meaning salt stone. It is chemically known sodium aluminum silicate chloride and has a hardness of about 5.5―6.0 Mohs. It was first discovered in Greenland in the year 1806. The largest deposit of sodalite is found in Brazil. It is also found in Italy, France, Greenland, Canada, India, Namibia, Norway, and the USA. It can be usually seen in jewelry, but has been more used as a healing stone. Find out the meaning, properties, and uses of sodalite in the sections below.
Meaning and Metaphysical Properties of Sodalite
Sodalite is associated with the third eye chakra and throat, and the Zodiac sign Sagittarius. It will help you develop and strengthen intuition.
It is said to be a stone of the heart and is considered to bring inner peace and calmness to the mind. It encourages and boosts self-esteem and self-confidence.
It brings mental clarity and encourages rational and spiritual thoughts that help in solving any communication problems that you may have, which is why it is mostly used by artistic and creative people to clear chaos from their surroundings. It is believed to be extra lucky for writers.
It heals the heaviness of the heart and brings joy into people's lives. It balances emotions and reduces panic attacks.
It clears out the negative thoughts, gets rid of fears, guilt, nervousness, and stress, and brings harmony into inner self as well as with others.
It is an excellent stone if you are working in groups. It helps you get along with others, and heals rifts with group members by bringing an end to arguments.
This stones helps break with old patterns and ways of behavior and functioning of things that are holding you back from taking that one step forward.
Healing Properties of Sodalite Gemstone
Sodalite is said to regulate metabolism, boost immunity, and cleanse the organs, thus, helping in weight loss. It is also said to be associated with thyroid. So, those seeking for motivation in weight loss can wear this gemstone.
It is best worn as a necklace or pendant near the throat since it is associated with the throat chakra. It is also helps soothe sore throats and treats vocal cords.
It treats calcium deficiencies. It is an ideal stone for athletes as it stimulates endurance and willpower, providing extra motivation to achieve goals.
It is also helpful in the treatment of any digestive problems, inflammation, diabetes, etc.
Those of you having trouble sleeping can keep this gemstone under your pillow. It treats insomnia and helps calm the mind.
It is also enhances communication skills and builds your self-confidence.
Sodalite is a great gemstone to be worn as a jewelry so that it is close to you at all times. The best way to wear it is near the throat. However, it should be handled with great care as it is fragile. Make sure that the stone doesn't get wet as it may lose its shine. You can rinse it off with plain water, but do not keep it soaked in it for a long time.
While some of you may dismiss the belief of crystal healing, some individuals may truly believe in the power of gemstones. It is totally a matter of faith.
Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only and should not be considered as a replacement for medicine. In case of any serious illness, please seek immediate help from your physician. Also, checking with a practitioner is highly recommended before taking up crystal healing.