Sodalite – International Crystals Encyclopedia


Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Sodalite is a latice silicate that contains sodium.It forms as a primary source in a deep, royal blue colour and is found in veins that fill plutonic, igneous rocks like nepheline syenites and other pegmatite formations.


Occasionally the mineral can be found near volcanic rock and metamorphic rocks.


All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Sodalite crystals belong to the Cubic system.


Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Sodalite was first described by the term in 1811 as its was sourced in the Llimaussaq complex, Narsaq, West Greenland. When large deposits were sourced in Ontario, Canada in the 1890’s, the stone began to become a popular gem stone.


The mineral is also sourced in parts of Canada and the US with smaller deposits being found in Russia, Romania, Burma and South America, amongst others.



Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Sodalite has a relatively low density and is on the softer side of the Mohs scale rating of hardness showing a 5.5-6. The stone has a brittle tenacity with a conchoidal to uneven fracture and a vitreous to greasy luster.


Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Sodalite is a member of the sodalite group, these include and are not limited to;


  • Lazurite
  • Tugtupite
  • Nosean
  • Hauyne



Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.


Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.


The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Sodalite crystals.


Mental: Sodalite is a stone that searches out the truth. It enhances idealism and the conciousness in this endevour.
Emotional: Sodalite helps to fortify the courage to stand by your convictions and seek out the truth. It is a stone that alleviates and dissolves feelings of guilt.
Physical: Sodalite relives blood pressure and aids weight loss. It alleviates fever and helps with voice loss and hoarseness.


Crystal Chart – Sodalite


Crystal: Sodalite
Mineralogy: Latice silicate containing Sodium
Geometric form: Cubic
Formation: Primary
Family: Silicates
Birthstone: Sodalite is associated with the astrological sign of Sagittarius.
Appearance: Conchoidal to uneven fracture. Brittle tenacity with vitreous to greasy luster. Measures 5.5-6 on the Mohs scale rating.
Aura: Sodalite crystals are a shield to negative auric energy.
Colour: Deep rich blue and sometimes tinged with a deep violet hue.
Chakra: Sodalite is primarily associated with the Throat Chakra where it provides clearing and balancing assistance.




International Crystals – References and resources:


Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

New Oxford American Dictionary




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