Love yourself and let your true colors shine.
See and accept your “light” and “shadow” sides.
Attract good fortune, abundance, and prosperity.
Use logic and intuition to release mental clutter.
Let Sunset Sodalite remind you how beautiful you are!
Mineralogy of Sunset Sodalite
Color: Blue, Orange, black and white
Luminescence: Orange, occasionally violet (long wave) / Yellowish-white, red (short wave)
Rock Family: Sunset Sodalite is not a mineral, but rather a rock. An easy way to understand the difference is that rocks are like cookies and minerals are ingredients such as flour or sugar. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! In the case of Sunset Sodalite, it is a combination of two silicate minerals, blue Sodalite and Oligoclase, an orange feldspar, also called Sunstone.
Formation: Sunset Sodalite forms in the veins of silica-poor igneous rocks such as Nepheline.
Mining: Sunset Sodalite is mined in an open pit mine in the Kunene region of Namibia. This mine primarily produces pure blue Sodalite with white veins. The mine is located at the minerals primary deposit which still has the original relationship with the host rock.
Enhancements: All Sunset Sodalites are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
Synonym: Sodalite Feldspar
History of Sunset Sodalite
Sunset Sodalite is a recent find for the metaphysical community and so is not included in any lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers.
Photos: Sunset in Namibia
Healing Properties of Sunset Sodalite
Spiritual: Sunset Sodalite is a joyful stone for Seekers of Truth. It encourages us to uphold our most cherished beliefs and to be true to ourselves. Sunset Sodalite reminds us to take action too, so that our walk matches our talk and we see our dreams transform into reality. If our goals harm others or are unrealistic than Sunset Sodalite will gently peel away the layers from our eyes and allow us to see more clearly and compassionately. It has a very hopeful and helpful energy which can teach us to be patient and give ourselves enough time to learn and grow. Sunset Sodalite can also be used to manifest financial abundance, especially in regards to savings, debt freedom and sound money management. Sunset Sodalite is attuned to the Solar Plexus (3rd), Heart (4th) and Third Eye (6th) Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Sagittarius and Aquarius. It is connected to the element of Wind and Fire and vibrates to the numbers 1 and 4.
Emotional: Sunset Sodalite brings bright, fresh energy into our lives and dissolves feelings of sadness and anxiety. It encourages emotional honesty allowing us to see the real reason behind our feelings and determine what we need to do to move forward. Its peaceful and happy vibration reduces stress and worries and helps us to be a little more logical and lighthearted, rather than taking everything personally or too seriously. Sunset Sodalite is particularly good to work with if we need to release “victim mentality”. It reminds us that we have the power and ability to make positive changes in our live. Sunset Sodalite’s energy can be quite gentle too. It asks us to look at the absolute Truth in all things, it does so with a gentle nudge and a wink, rather than a fierce glare.
Mental: Sunset Sodalite increases our self-awareness, creativity and problem-solving skills. It combines our intellectual and logical mind with our natural intuitive gifts. This in turn, can help us to correct assess the “obvious” solution, which is typically clear in hindsight, but rarely so obvious ahead of time. With Sunset Sodalite’s help, the “obvious” solution is seen immediately and can be swiftly put into practice so that our life runs smoothly. Sunset Sodalite also helps us to recognize the unconscious mental, emotional, and behavioral patterns that can prevent us from reaching our true potential. It encourages us to be brave and have faith in our own abilities. Sunset Sodalite is an especially useful stone for leaders in any field, who need to work well in groups and delegate tasks appropriately.
Physical: Sunset Sodalite is a wonderful stone for stimulating our own healing powers as well as common sense when it comes to the physical body. Metaphysical healers typically use it to treat ailments associated with the throat and vocal cords, as well as the digestive tract. It is also said to stimulate the pineal gland and enhance sensory perceptions. Sunset Sodalite makes an especially effective talisman for reminding us to take care of ourselves on the most basic levels, for instance; drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, etc.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Sunset Sodalite
The Miners sell to a rough Gem Dealer/Exporter.
The Exporter sells to a Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is clean and relatively short.
The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries, with one middleman involved.
This Sunset Sodalite comes from Sodalite Mine in Karibib, Namibia
It would be relatively safe conditions for miners.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Sunset Sodalite was polished in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.
Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.
The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I have been doing business with this source since the earliest days in my business. They are a major tumbling company and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source. The owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally. For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners. The majority of these Gem Dealers are women.
Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin. For those that aren’t, I have to ask the owners personally. They tend to get impatient with questions. As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them. However, they remain my preferred source for most of sub-Sahara Africa.
Sunset Sodalite Tumbled Stone
Color: Blue and orange. This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.
Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger
Weight: 1 oz
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
Safe Handling of Sunset Sodalite
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