Crystal Feature

Sunstone

When I think of “Freedom”, peace and joy – Sunstone comes to mind. It was uncovered first in the Fjord sweeping lands of Norway. It was said that the Vikings used this shimmering bright stone as a compass to find their way across the cold cobalt blue waters to new lands. Even beyond the ancient Nordic texts, the Sunstone was also said to be a beautiful healer in Native American culture and is said to have earned its shading from the blood of great wounded warriors. Sunstone has crept to every corner of myth and legend with even the Ancient Greeks believing that this precious piece of warmth came from the sun god. Sunstone is a feldspar crystal. It includes Hematite and Goethite which help it to refract light and creates iridescence when viewed from different angles. Often found in warm shades of orange, gold, red and brown and with a translucent look, the meaning behind Sunstone is focused on abundance freedom and joy.

Sunstone is linked to luck and good fortune. It clears and energizes all the chakras, but particularly identifies with the Sacral Chakra, or Second Chakra, located below the naval and above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis. It controls the flow of energy and is the center of gravity of the body.

Sunstone instills good nature, heightens intuition and allows the real self to shine through happily. It dissipates fearfulness, alleviates stress and increases vitality. It is also said to be a stone of leadership, encouraging the wearer to be open, benevolent and willing to bestow blessings upon others.

The spiritual meaning of Sunstone is the representation of the ultimate energetic source of light, warmth, and life on our planet. It’s rich reddish-orange facets contain all the healing power as the sun which shines high in our sky.

Goldstone, with it’s shimmering glitter is often mislabeled as Sunstone. The most prominent distinction between Goldstone and Sunstone is that Sunstone is a natural mineral. Sunstone is mined in Canada, India, Madagascar and the United States, and Goldstone is a man made manufactured stone.

Sunstone is a powerful, but gentle crystal, that allows you the “Freedom” to be who you are, and to find peace and harmony in that place. We have many examples of Sunstone in store, from small tumbled stones to bigger shaped crystals and jewellery.

Reviewed by Angi from the Crystal Ball Bookstore, Cairns