Sodalite is a chloric sodium aluminum silicate with a hardness of 5.5 to 6. The name refers to its sodium content. Sodalite’s crystal system is isometric, formed of rhombic dodecahedra. It rarely forms crystals, and appears most often in massive or granular habits. Sodalite is primarily blue or gray but can be white, yellowish, reddish or greenish. The blue shades Sodalite are found intermingled with white Calcite.
Sodalite is a stone of insight, helping one penetrate paradox and contradiction in order to form a new synthesis of thought. It enhances the mental powers of analysis, intuition, observation and creativity and is stimulating to one’s latent genius. It facilitates self-discipline, efficiency, organization and structure in research and other mental pursuits. It is an excellent stone for writers, business people, teachers, students, psychologists and those who delve into philosophy. Sodalite is one of the stones of the deep journey. It provides insight into the self and a dispassionate assessment of one’s motivations, strengths, weaknesses, desires, gifts and patterns of personal destiny. It brings a kind of stubborn courage into oneself, making it more likely that one will hold on through difficult or painful aspects of the path to the Source. As a stone of insight and pattern recognition, Sodalite can increase one’s capacity for intuition. It increases the frequency and accuracy of one’s ‘hunches’ and gives one confidence in one’s inner knowing. It helps one to let go of the self-judgment that causes second-guessing.
Simmons, Robert; Ahsian, Naisha. The Book of Stones, Revised Edition: Who They Are and What They Teach (several pages). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition.