Still keeping up the theme of the upcoming Spring Equinox, I couldn’t help but bring out my Sunstones to talk about this bright and beautiful crystal this week. They can clean away a blue mood straight away – hence my reasoning for talking about them, feeling slightly blue myself today – and keeping them in one’s presence keeps the mood light. Sunstone carries the energy of Ra, the Sun-god, whose energy brings all potential life from within the Earth. What’s not to be happy about with all the new life forming around us this time of year?
Sunstone is a member of the Feldspar family and is named for its warm shades of gold, orange, reds and browns that sparkle like the sun. Inclusions of Goethite or Haematite refract light between the different crystal layers and produce an iridescent effect as the stone is viewed from various angles. Sunstone may be clear and transparent, or opaque. If you have a red Sunstone, you are very lucky, indeed, for they are very rare.
Magickal Uses and Other Things….
Sunstone as mentioned is a fab mood booster. Wear it when you need to feel enthusiastic and happy… or just carry a Sunstone in your pocket. It literally increases vitality in your being. If you have a high energy job, it will serve you well to keep Sunstone upon you for the day ahead. As mentioned, it not only instantly boosts your spirit but maintains it as well.
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.
Sunstone provides a source of strength if you are dependent on others emotionally or have suffered the sudden loss of a partner. It helps alleviate fearfulness and stress and protects against those who drain your energies or finances. It is also an excellent crystal for phobia sufferers to ease the fear of the dark, enclosed places, or the presence of other triggers. I’m not claustrophobic, however, I have a challenging time spending 40 to 50 minutes in a closed MRI. Sunstone helps me to endure the clanging, banging, and being in this tube unable to move.
Sunstone is an abundance stone. It encourages independence and originality, is inspirational in revealing talents, and attracts fame and unexpected prosperity. It is an excellent “good luck” crystal. Worn as a ring on the receptive hand, Sunstone helps one receive what is needed and desired. On the transmitting hand, it channels multiple healings and blessings to others. If you wish to use our business spell, it would be an excellent talisman to charge and carry to help your business to be more profitable.
Sunstone warms the body, increasing metabolism, digestion, and vitality. It stimulates self-healing powers, regulating and bringing harmony to all the body’s organs. With its powers of the Sun and light, Sunstone clears and cleanses all the chakras*, restoring joy and nurturing the spirit. It is particularly energising to the Base and Sacral Chakras, stimulating leadership and will, creativity and sexuality. 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.
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.
The red and brown shades of Sunstone activate the Base, or Root Chakra, located at the base of the spine that controls the energy for kinaesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. When its spiritual energies are out of balance, you will feel flighty, disconnected from reality, and distant. When the Base Chakra is in balance, the physical body regains its strength and stamina, and the spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and a sense of one’s own power. It often leads to independence and spontaneous leadership.
The gold and orange shades of Sunstone identify with the Sacral Chakra, or Second Chakra, located below the navel and above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis. It controls the flow of energy and is the centre of gravity of the body. It is the centre of the Life Force of the body and controls the flow of information from the body to the mind and from the mind to the body. Gut feelings, intuition, and other “non-linear” communication come from this chakra. When it is out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as confusion, over dependency on others, repression of feelings, inability to feel joy, fear of sensuality or sex, and frustration. When it is in balance you have grace, feel pleasure in life, find you are flexible and can “go with the flow” and do so in good spirit.
Chakras: Base/Root and Sacral
Deity: Ra, Cerridwen
Powers: Healing, Vitality, Prosperity, Sexual, Strength
Astrological: Leo, Libra
Numerical Vibration: 1
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Cassandra Eason, The New Crystal Bible [London: Carlton Books Ltd., 2010]
Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible [Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2003]
Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible 2 [Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2009]