Sodalite

Properties: This stone is most recognized for healing, meditation and wisdom. This a good stone for general communication for self and writing. It is used for expressing logic and ideas due to its connection with the Throat Chakra. It is also used at the Brow Chakra due to the fact that it can access fine levels of intuitive information and promote the understanding of these concepts. It is also known to enhance community relationships.

Considered a stone that is still evolving, sodalite can strongly affect changes in your attitude about yourself. It helps you be more objective and less critical about ways of dealing with existence. It is a stone associated with studying. This stone should be worn or carried around as a touch stone for a long period of time in order to reap its full benefits.

Folk Remedies: Known for balancing body energy levels via thyroid, pituitary, lymph, and other glands. Helps insomnia.. This stone is cooling and is used for drawing out heat, cooling inflammation and for balancing the metabolism. This stone’s Latin name, sodanum is said to mean “a cure for headaches”. Too much of this stone can be exacerbating to anyone who is already in a long termed depressed state.

Feng Shui: Used in the East area for community, in the Southwest for relationships, Northeast for wisdom, North for career and South for success.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 3 and method 5 – 7

History: Sodalite (Na4Al3Si3O12Cl) is found in North America, as well as in Brazil and France. Sodalite is considered a member of the sodalite group which includes hauyne, lazurite, nosean, and tugtupite. First discovered by Europeans in 1811 in Greenland, it took over 80 years before sodalite was classified as a significant find in 1891 when much larger deposits were discovered in foothills of Ontario, Canada. This sodium rich stone is soft enough to be carved into beautiful ornamental pieces and sculptures. The mineral structure of Sodaite often is confused with Lapis Lazuli. Sodalite is named for its high sodium content and often has veins of white.

With Peace & Serenity

Sodalite brings energies of stability, peace, calm, balance, courage and inner strength. It has been used to protect against psychic attacks.

It helps to open communication, self-expression and is used for expressing logic and ideas. It is a stone associated with studying..

It is an excellent stone for meditation or dream work, dream recall, and dream communication. It strongly affect changes in your attitude about yourself. It helps you be more objective and less critical about ways of dealing with existence.

Associations

Angels: Michael
Associated Crystal: sodalite family
Birthstone: July
Color: Blue, Indigo
Chakra: Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra
Element: Air, Water
Flowers: Bluebells, aster, lavender, lilac, violets
Gods/Goddesses: Artemis, Diana, Hera, Lakota, Selene, Sophia
Planet: Moon
Zodiac: Cancer
Sabbat: Litha
Tarot: The Hanged Man

Sodalite Elixir

A crystal elixir or gem essence combines the energy of your crystal that is infused in either water or oil. It is often placed in the sun in order for the crystal to imbue the water or oil with the crystal’s energy or Qi and then the decoction is used for healing and anointing.

Here is what you need: A glass container filled with about 12 ounces of water. If you are going to be placing your essence outside, be sure to cover it.   Read more here

Cleansing & Charging Sodalite

~ Cleansing a crystal is always a good idea to rid it of energies (negative or otherwise) that it may have picked up during handling and excessive use.

~ Charging a crystal is bringing its energy levels back up, after use and cleansing. Like re-charging a battery after it has lost its energy.  A great way to do this (and remind you that it is time to do so) is during a full moon.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 3 and method 5 – 7

The Power of Color

Color plays a major role in determining how your crystal can help you.  A crystal’s color is due to its combination of minerals, which give it it’s own personality.  It contributes in what attracts you to it.  The psychological aspects of color determine how a crystal’s healing properties work.

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