Sodalite is known for its ability to encourage rational thought, truth and perception. It is said to enhance self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust.
Sodalite is strongly associated with Throat Chakra and Third Eye. It is therefore particularly suitable for those having born into Water and Air signs.
Sodalite is also said to have a beneficial effect on the throat, vocal cords and larynx. This links with its aptitude to encourage verbalisation of feelings. Men often find this useful.
All natural gemstones have variations and markings created by forces of nature. Hence these should not be seen as faults, but rather as celebrations of our imperfectly perfect world.
Use of a mala: As the thumb pressed each bead against the finger the strand is placed upon, repeat the chosen mantra. When you come to the ‘guru bead’, or the tassel, twist the mala around and begin again in the opposite direction.
Effect of using a mala: It assists in repeating the mantra, of course. In addition, the mala stimulates the brain and the nervous system. This occurs through the reflex points activated as the beads are pressed by the fingertips.