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Sodalite - Origin and Benefits

Let's discover together the sodalite, a stone of protection and intelligence.


Hardness : between 5,5 and 6

Chakra : Throat Chakra, Forehead Chakra

Let's Learn!


Often confused with lapis lazuli for its blue color, it is differentiated by its clear or even white inclusions.


The fusion of the Greek term "lithos" ("stone") and "soda" ("sodium") gave its current name to sodalite ("stone of salt") and refers to its composition since it is rich in sodium and silicate.


It is a stone discovered quite recently and described for the first time in 1811 by Thomas Thomson, Scottish chemist and mineralogist, in Greenland who then classified it as an ornamental stone.


Then in 1891, it was officially recognized as an ornamental stone.


However, it could have been used in pre-Columbian civilizations in 2000 BC who used it to set their jewelry.


Also, in Peru, the Caral civilization used it during their rituals and to make offerings.


Georges V's wife, Mary de Teck, fell in love with the stone, making it gain notoriety throughout Europe.


Then, as the natural reserves of sodalites diminished visibly, chemists decided to create synthetic sodalites in 1975.


It is now used in jewelry and lithotherapy.

But WHAT is it?


It is part of the group of silicates (in the group of feldspathoid tectosilicates) and therefore has a low level of silica.

Sodalite contains a lot of sodium and chlorine.


It can be found in places of volcanic activity because it is poor in silica. But also in meteorites arriving on Earth.


It is most often found in the form of isolated grains or aggregates.

In addition, it can be translucent as well as opaque. Colorwise : pink, yellow, white, green, and various blues can be observed.


Some deposits are found in Afghanistan, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, the United States, France, Greenland, India, Italy, Namibia, Pakistan, and South West Africa.


Benefits


Protective stone known in lithotherapy, it would soothe, among other things, stress, promote good breathing, and help reduce headaches*.


It symbolizes in lithotherapy understanding and mental clarification.


Good for developing the mind, it will deepen thought and logic.


Stone of courage, it will also take on the role of stone of protection offering stability and control.

It will help stabilize the 6th and 7th chakras.


It would also help against blood pressure problems*.


Psychologically


It should bring love and self-confidence.


Soothe stress and allow you to better anchor yourself in the present moment.

It would then help to stay balanced on a daily basis as when making decisions. It will therefore lead to the positive.


Promoting relaxation, it would improve sleep.

Also, it is affectionate by the hypersensitive because it will help to sort out the emotions.


Would reduce headaches.


Associated with the throat chakra, it allows better communication with others.


Physically*


Sodalites is well known in lithotherapy for its virtues against throat and eye conditions*.


It is also often used to treat hypertension, and is said to benefit the lymphatic system*.


It would make it possible to compensate for calcium deficiencies while increasing the capacity for absorption and assimilation.*


It would help newborns to have a balanced growth, and would help adolescents to pass a calmer puberty.*


In addition, it is a soothing stone. It can then help to fight against insomnia and nightmares.

Purification and recharging


To purify it, you can place it on a flower of life for a few hours, in the sun if possible, which will allow it to be recharged at the same time.


Another way of purification: you can let it soak in clear mineralized water. Then rub it gently with a slightly damp cloth.





Associations


Based on color, it can be associated with aquamarine and apatite.


In terms of properties, it can be associated with amethyst, or even labradorite.

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*Disclaimer :always research further on your side. / If you are sick or have a medical condition, see a health specialist and don't just rely on the stones.

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Written for and by SparkStudio in 2023.

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