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    Sunstone: Meaning, Metaphysical & Healing Properties

    ☀️ Sunstone is variety of feldspar that harbors an orange, peachy and/or reddish color and that often has golden sparkling flakes (often called schiller) from hematite, Goethite, Pyrite or copper inclusions. It's a stone of lightness, happiness, joy and masculine energy. It helps bring more of the sun's energy, strength and vitality into your life and helps lift depressed moods.

    Most often only partly translucent, some, like the Oregon Sunstone variety, are almost fully translucent.


    Affirmation for Sunstone

    My life is filled with light, warmth and joy and I am grateful for the abundance that is brought to me.

    Meaning & Metaphysical Properties

    • Sunstone helps to see the bright side of life and lift negative moods.
    • It helps us connect with our masculine side and energy, especially when it comes to leadership.
    • It works really well on the root, sacral and solar plexus chakras, but will also energize all chakras.
    • It encourages us to be self-reliant and to be our own source of light. We can then share that light with others and help them shine brighter too.
    • It is said to bring luck and good fortune.
    • Sunstone is said to promote self-healing, vitality/strength within the body and help with seasonal affective disorder.
    • It is also said to help with stomach issues and ulcers.

    How to Work With Sunstone

    Here are some ideas on how to work with Sunstone in your daily life:

    • Bring some Sunstone with you while going out in the sun or when sunbathing. This will also benefit your crystal as the sun will charge/energize it.
    • Meditate with it on your solar plexus (right around where the sternum ends) and visualize its golden light energizing your solar plexus chakra.
    • Carry a piece with you when you're feeling down or feeling affected by the winter blues. Let the Sunstone help to lighten up your day.

    Origin

    Sunstone can be found in the following countries:

    • Canada
    • Greece
    • Russia
    • Norway
    • USA
    • India
    World map showing where Sunstone comes from
    Colors
    • Orange
    • Peach
    • Red
    • Golden flakes
    • Root
    • Sacral
    • Solar Plexus
    Key Properties
    • Optimism
    • Joy
    • Happiness
    • Warmth
    • Vitality
    • Strength
    • Abundance
    • Male energy (Yang)
    • Radiance
    • Playfulness
    • Leadership
    Hardness
    6-6.5
    Other Names
    • Heliolite
    • Aventurescent feldspar
    Combine with
    • Moonstone
    • Labradorite
    • Fire agate
    • Moldavite
    Common Forms
    • Tumbled stones
    • Raw pieces
    Vibration
    • Number 1
    Crystal System
    Triclinic
    Planet
    ☀️ Sun
    Zodiac
    • Leo
    • Libra
    Luster
    Vitreous
    Rarity
    Relatively common
    Element
    Fire

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    Further Exploration

    If you want to further explore about the metaphysical properties and meaning of Sunstone, I recommend the following resources:


    References

    Thanks to the following books for their great information about the different properties of Sunstone:


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    May your day be filled with light and your night be filled with insight...