Sodalite is a stone of logic, rationality, and efficiency. It is helpful for work in groups and stimulates thought. Sodalite is a stone that is good for healing breaches in communication. It is a stone of truth, and brings this to all communications. It is called a Poet's Stone. It can help end arguments or other disagreements.
It is particularly useful for honesty of emotions and love. It increases intelligence, knowledge and learning, and can unite the logical with the spiritual. Physically it is said in folklore and crystal healing to be beneficial for the glands, diabetes, digestive system, lymphatic cancer, relieving insomnia, and decreasing calcium deficiency. It is also used in crystal healing for quicker relief of head colds. Sodalite is associated with the throat and brow chakras.
| PHYSICAL PROPERTIES|
Color: Blue, white, gray, or even green.
Luster: Vitreous or greasy
Transparency: : Crystals are transparent to translucent, massive specimens are opaque.
Crystal System: Isometric; bar 4 3/m
Crystal Habits: Dodecahedral crystals have been found, usually massive as a rock forming mineral.
Cleavage: Poor, in six directions, but rarely seen.
Hardness: 5.5 - 6.0
Specific Gravity: 2.1 - 2.3
Associated Minerals: calcite, nepheline, cancrinite and other feldspathoids.
Other Characteristics: It is the only feldspathoid to give a positive chlorine test when dissolved in a HNO2 dilute solution.
Best Field Indicators: Color if blue, lack of pyrite association (as in lazurite), hardness and associations.