Sodalite is a mineral that has a high index of refraction – meaning it can distort light, making it seem like the stone is shimmering. This property makes the gemstone perfect for optical instruments, such as telescopes and microscopes. To be used for food or drink preparation, sodalite should be annealed by heating it slowly to about 600 degrees Fahrenheit (Celsius) over several weeks. It becomes more stable at these temperatures and will retain its shape after cooling. Sodalite is also fairly brittle, so it contains a lot of quartz. This is why it is sometimes called “quartz sodalite.”
The gemstone is best to cut en cabochon (cab) or polished. Polished sodalite will have a high luster and shine and is usually dyed blue, grey, brown, yellow, or pink for jewelry. En cabochon sodalite might have a frosty appearance or some color play. It can also be cut into a faceted stone for use in jewelry. Sodalite is used in many jewelry types, from pendants to earrings to necklaces and bracelets.
Benefits of Sodalite
Sodalite can be used in many ways and offers a variety of benefits, as discussed below:
1. Sodalite is a crystal that has a high density
Its high density makes it ideal for use in protective amulets. It protects the person wearing it and can also protect others. It is a stone of protection and protection against negative entities. It is effective in repelling the evil eye.
2. Sodalite is a crystal that helps you see the truth
Throughout history, it was believed that sodalite could help one see the truth, especially in times of danger, when an event would unfold with full clarity (like seeing a film backward or reading past events). This ability can be used as a divination tool when needed. It is also believed to help one see events yet to happen by using the power of the mind’s eye.
3. Sodalite is a crystal that protects against nightmares
It also offers protection in sleep, particularly against nightmares that are caused by dark entities. When worn as a pendant, a sodalite stone can block evil entities from entering the body and channel psychic energy for positive purposes. It helps clear the pineal gland of negative energies, making it an excellent stone for meditation and lucid dreaming.
4. Sodalite is a stone of inner knowledge and wisdom
It helps you see things beyond the limitations imposed by your five senses, helping you tap into your sixth sense – the mind’s eye. It can help one obtain a higher awareness, making it useful for meditation. It is also helpful in understanding past-life wounds and releasing them effectively.
5. Sodalite brings about psychic and intuitive development
As it helps one obtain a higher level of awareness, it improves self-esteem and enables one to recognize and tap into their inner power. Sodalite has been used for many centuries for this purpose.
It is also reportedly useful in promoting lucid dreaming and astral travel.
It is also believed to enhance telepathy, especially between partners, helping establish stronger bonds.
6. Sodalite is an excellent stone to enhance psychic gifts
It is believed to help one develop psychic gifts and be effective in other forms of divination. As an amulet, it acts as a protective talisman against the evil eye (as cited above) and brings abundance and prosperity. It can bring success in the workplace and at home and remove any obstacles preventing you from achieving your goals.
What Makes Sodalite Special?
Sodalite is unusual and different from most other crystals in many ways, which is why it is so popular. It is special due to the numerous ways in which it is used, its appearance changes depending upon the type of light source it is viewed through, and its ability to make anything look lighter.