The name sodalite comes from the Latin “sodalities” meaning “a comrade”. Ancient Egyptian priests believed it helped strengthen the mind and dispel fear and guilt. It is associated with the Throat and Third Eye Chakras, The Moon, The Elements of Water and Air, and the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius.
Sodalite is said to bring order and calmness to the mind; it encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth and intuition, along with the verbalisation of feelings. Sodalite is considered to elicit deep thought and calm overreaction by enabling one to think clearly.
It has been used to foster emotional balance and calm panic attacks. It is attributed with enhancing self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust.
Sodalite is used in healing to balance the metabolism, boosts the immune system and overcomes calcium deficiencies. It is said to help with radiation damage. Sodalite is also used to treat the throat, vocal cords, larynx and helps with hoarseness and digestive disorders. It is said to cools fevers, lowers blood pressure and stimulate the absorption of body fluids. Finally, sodalite can be used to help to prevent insomnia.