Sunstone is a vibrant orange variety of Feldspar that often displays bright, sparkly flashes.
A Crystal Message about the Healing Properties of Sunstone, the crystal for confidence: “I stand in my power in the here and now, and my inner radiance shines forth into the world.”
Common Healing Properties of Sunstone:
Sunstone is your ultimate crystal for confidence because of its ability to:
- Instill joy and happiness
- Help you manifest abundance in all forms (not just financial)
- Promote a healthy self-image and boosts your self-confidence
- Encourage inner strength
- Enhance feelings of gratitude
- Encourage generosity and sharing
- Stimulate creativity
- Warm the heart and soul
- Balance the mind, body, and spirit
- Promote a positive attitude and outlook
Colors: Mottled orange, peach, and white (mostly orange in higher quality pieces). Flashes of sparkling orange or iridescent rainbow flecks.
Zodiac Signs: Sagittarius, Leo, Cancer
Seasons: Summer, Autumn
Companion Flowers: Gaillardia (Commonly known as Blanket Flower)
Companion Essential Oil: Lemon
Companion Stone: Larvikite (Also known as Silver Labradorite)
Common Origins: Norway, Russia, Oregon, USA, Canada, India
Notes: There is a very flashy stone with crosshatched iridescence known as Rainbow Lattice Sunstone, which is highly prized among mineral collectors.
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The Ultimate Crystal for Confidence & Self-Worth:
Sunstone is a type of feldspar, similar to Moonstone and Labradorite. It has a warm, sparkly look due to included bits of Hematite, Goethite, or sometimes even Copper that are naturally included in the stone. Sunstone has an extremely positive, warm, outgoing energy, making it perfect for people who have trouble putting themselves forward socially. In addition to being a wonderful crystal for confidence, it’s associated with a sense of joy and can be especially helpful for supporting you as you chase away the winter blues.
We all live under one sun. This sense of belonging is at the core of Sunstone’s energetic vibration. A constant reminder of oneness and of your interconnectedness with all creatures, this crystal helps you to discover what it’s like to truly feel that you belong. Likewise, this crystal is helpful for introverts as it embodies joy and reminds you that all of us have value. Everyone has something to contribute to this world, so work with this stone to help you release fear or blocks. Shine your light!
More About Sunstone
If you choose to work with Sunstone you likely have a fiery personality (or you may need a little boost of this energy)! You’re likely very creative and excel at self-expression. Likewise, if you’ve chosen this stone, you may have a tendency to be quick to anger at times, but this is only because you feel deeply and passionately. However, you’re most successful when you can keep this in check and use your feelings as motivation to take action and change the things you do not like about your current situation. You’re a powerful creator and do amazing things when you put your mind to it!
Sunstone radiates happiness and joy. Your personal measure of success is based on whether or not you feel happy in life. Even if you have loving relationships, financial success, prestige, or other typical measures of success, it will all feel meaningless unless you’re happy within. Remember that you can achieve happiness and joy in a myriad of ways…in your career, your hobbies, and in your relationships. You just need to feel that your time here on earth matters and that it’s counting for something meaningful and real. If you make this a priority, you’ll have all the success you need. Luckily, working with Sunstone can help you keep this top of mind.
Sunstone is such an attractive stone that people have been noticing, collecting, and wearing it for a long time. Some ancient people believed it consisted of pieces of the sun that had fallen to earth during a solar eclipse. Furthermore, people throughout history used it as a ward against harm, embedding pieces on the rims of plates and cups to counteract poisoning.
One Way to Work with Sunstone:
To connect with the energy of this crystal for confidence, hold a Sunstone in your hands or place it in front of you. Think about the gifts you have to share with the world that you may be holding back. Make a list of these contributions. Call upon your Sunstone each time you need strength or support to shine your light.
The power of the moon and its long history of connection to magic and mystery and connecting with its energy can help you live in alignment and flow with natural cycles. That’s why, in my Celestial Crystals Course, I’ll teach you how to work with crystal energy and the lunar cycle to find inner harmony with the rhythms of nature, connect with 8 special goddesses, and create a moon magic practice to support you all month long!
You’ll learn powerful ways to amplify your connection with lunar energy, like…
- Which crystals to use during each of the moon phases to embody and harness their energetic archetypes
- How to work with your crystals in meditation for each moon phase
- How to perform full-body crystal layouts for each phase in the lunar cycle
- A special 8-card Moon Phase Tarot or Oracle card spread for helping you gain insight into the best path forward, what to avoid, and what to release
- Step-by-step instructions for creating your own crystal-charged moon water
- How to create a crystal grid for tracking the moon through the lunar wheel
- Practices for New Moon & Full Moon Journaling for self-awareness
- Which Goddesses to work with and call upon for spiritual support during each moon phase
The moon, being our nearest celestial body, has such a deep impact on us, so as crystal healers, it’s important for us to be in flow with the natural rhythms of the universe. You’ll learn more about all of this when you sign-up for my Celestial Crystals Course!