Healing Properties of Sunstone
If you think of the best qualities of the sun–the generosity and expansiveness of its warmth, its abundant light and ability to stimulate and nurture growth–those are the energies you’ll find in a sunstone crystal.
It has copper sparkles that shimmer as it catches the light, reminding you of the glittery aliveness of your own Spirit. Sunstone captures the energy and vibrance of the element of fire, to help motivate and embolden you to go after the things that light you up the most.
If you’re ready to accept the abundance you were brought here on Earth to experience, sunstone can help align your energy to receive it. It activates and attunes both your 2nd and 3rd chakras to stimulate your creative expression and help you bring it into physical reality. If you need help manifesting the creations you have lying in wait within you, sunstone is a powerful encourager and motivator to spur you forward.
Sunstone is also synonymous with benevolent leadership, imbuing the qualities of healthy masculine energy. It encourages fair, empowering leadership that is motivated by being of service to the greater whole, rather than seeking power over others. Its energy is of benevolence and cooperation, of wanting to serve and support each individual for the benefit of the whole.
Sunstone provides the yang counterpart to moonstone’s calming yin energy. It is filled with the radiant glow of self-confidence. It provides gusto and clarity to help you pierce through the layers of self-doubt that can stand in the way of you achieving your dreams.
Sunstone also helps you transform and temper fiery emotions, like anger, envy or resentment, and channel them into productive avenues of creation and action. It can help lift your vibration to rise above the darker, or stagnant energies that may arise along your path.
As a sacral/2nd chakra energizer, it increases your sexual vitality and vibrancy, as well as overall physical vitality. It helps align this sexual and creative center with the willpower center of your solar plexus/3rd chakra, so you can stay motivated to bring all your desires to life.
If you want to feel energized and radiant so you can share more of your light and knowledge with the world, sunstone is the ideal crystal to wear or carry. It’s your time to shine!
Sunstone as a Gemstone
Sunstone is an orange to reddish-brown variety of feldspar with sparkling metallic inclusions. This sparkle effect is sometimes called aventurescence and is also exhibited by aventurine and the manufactured glass called goldstone. Consequently, sunstone is sometimes called, “aventurine feldspar”.
In the case of sunstone, the metallic inclusions are usually copper, but can also be hematite or the mineral goethite. It is the flatness of the inclusions that give the appearance of glitter, but that also means the cut of the stone matters in how much light gets reflected off of the metal platelets. Sunstone is transparent to translucent and sits at a 6 on the Mohs hardness scale.