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Sunstone: Meaning, Healing & Properties

Everything you need to know about Sunstone.

IDENTIFICATION

Sunstone is an oligoclase feldspar (K(AlSi3O8)) that can only be found crystallised in large masses. It has a glittery appearance and usually an orange or reddish colour, hence its name. The glitter effect is caused by inclusions of the mineral Hematite, or sometimes also Goethite or Pyrite (and in one rare instance, Copper).

Sunstone gems from Oregon in the US are very rare and unique in that they offer the schiller effect due to inclusions of copper, while the sunstone from India and other locations is due to inclusions of hematite. There is a signification difference in value of the two types as the Oregon Sunstone with copper inclusions is far more rare and valuable.

The sunstone hardness rating sits at 6.5 on the Mohs scale. For a mineral, this is neither soft nor super durable, placing it somewhere in the middle. 

 

Sunstone can often be identified by its glittery aventurescence alone, but it can sometimes be confused with other aventurescent gems such as Aventurine Quartz, or even other similar feldspars, such as orthoclase Moonstone. It may also be confused with Goldstone, an artificial aventurescent Italian glass with copper inclusions.

Sunstone best combines with:

  • Amber, Red Jasper, Fire Agate, Carnelian or Citrine: These stones will amplify each other’s energies. 

  • Quartz, Black Tourmaline, Magnetite or Pyrite: You can combine with any of these crystals if you wish to have your dreams and desires manifest in your life.
  • Moonstone: A very powerful combination, because moonstone activates and enhances female energy, and sunstone awakens strength, passion and purposefulness. These stones will help you find the best combination to achieve balance.
  • Rose Quartz: After Rose Quartz helps you heal and forgive yourself and the situation then Sunstone takes over to shine divine light directly into you heart. It is fun, joyous and uplifting and it reminds you that love is effortlessness. 
  • Element: Fire
  • Planet: Sun
  • Zodiac: Virgo, Leo, Libra
  • Chakras: Solar Plexus, Sacral

HISTORY 

Sunstone is believed to have several metaphysical properties. Believers of paganism and Wicca often use sunstone for alternative and crystal healing. Traditionally, sunstone is linked to good luck, fortune and wealth. In ancient times, this stone was used by natives for trade and barter. Sunstone was believed to have been worn by the Vikings as talismans and used for navigation because it was associated with the sun. It was often used to call upon the power and influence of the sun and was used as a protective stone. In ancient Greece, sunstone was thought to symbolize the sun god. Many believed it could bring warmth, life and abundance to those who wore or possessed it.

SPIRITUAL ATTRIBUTES

The spiritual meaning of Sunstone is the representation of the ultimate energetic source of light, warmth, and life on our planet.

Sunstone relates to people of faith – missionaries and others who give themselves in service to the world. It encourages us to act with grace, and aids in active, joyous meditation. 

Sunstone carries yang energy, and balances with the yin of Moonstone. Worn together, these stones integrate god and goddess powers, assertive and outward success and inner harmony within your life. 

PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES 

Sunstone warms the body, increasing metabolism, digestion, and vitality. It stimulates self-healing powers, regulating and harmonizing all of the organs. 

Sunstone is used to treat chronic sore throats, and to reduce stomach tension and ulcers. Placed on the Solar Plexus, it is excellent for lifting depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder, and is helpful in chasing away nightmares. 

Since ancient times, Sunstone has been used as a grid around the body to relieve cartilage problems, rheumatism, and general aches and pains. Today it is also used to treat osteoarthritis, cramps, fever, various infections, and athletic injury.

EMOTIONAL ATTRIBUTES

Sunstone is highly effective in cleansing the aura and chakras, and for removing hooks from possessive loved ones, lovers, or anyone draining of your energies. Sunstone surrounds these hooks with love and positive energy, and returns them to the source. It is especially beneficial when ties need to be cut, or if you have difficulty saying “No.” It helps remove co-dependency, overcomes procrastination, and encourages self-empowerment and independence. 

Those who hold back because of fears and self-doubt may find Sunstone melts away the sense of unworthiness, feelings of being discriminated against, disadvantaged or abandoned. It emanates a rich and positive spectrum of energies that re-balances one’s emotional patterns, and encourages optimism and enthusiasm. It can help transform anger into energy and judgment into joy.

ETHICAL SOURCING 

Our sunstone is sourced from Oregon, USA. Our Brazillian supplier travels around the world to source quality rough material to bring back to the polishing factory. With ethical sourcing in mind, they prefer to extract and trade directly where it is only possible. The father & son own a family run business supplying some of the finest minerals and crystals with their own in house factory supplying variety of tumble stones, jewellery, polished shapes and home decor pieces.


None of our suppliers work with children under age. It is illegal in most countries now to mine with children, the businesses we work with comply and are registered under the Ethical sourcing conduct.

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