Mineral Family: Moonstone
Chakra: Sacral, Solar Plexus
Zodiac: Leo , Libra
Color: Orange , Gold , Amber
The name Sunstone comes from its obvious resemblance to the sun, especially when exhibiting radiant reflections that show “flash” or chatoyance (commonly caused by Goethite or Hematite inclusions).
This mineral has a history of at least a few hundred years and was discovered in 1837 by J.D. Dana.
Important localities have been discovered in Sri Lanka, India, Mexico, Norway, Russia, China, Canada and the U.S. (Oregon specifically).
Oregon has a very unique history with this crystal, it’s Basalt flow contains some of the best Sunstone specimens the world has ever seen. Tiffany & Co were one of the first to purchase mining claims on this land, which was around the early 1900’s.
Local Native Americans were known to highly treasure this mineral and revered it as a sacred stone gifted to them by Mother Earth. Some even buried their dead with small sachels of Sunstone, presumably as a gift to the God’s in the afterlife.
On August 4th, 1987, Sunstone became the official state gemstone (mineral) of Oregon.
Sunstone resonates directly with one’s solar plexus and sacral chakra. It helps align the two while creating an important communication channel.
As the “sunny” rays of this crystal begin to imbue your entire body and aura, one may soon begin to go through a slight transformation process. This can change your current lifestyle, including relationship, hobbies, interests and ideas.
Try placing your most desires intention into your favorite piece of Sunstone and let it serve as a reminder of why you wake up and put all your energy into the day.
Strength, transformation, protection, luck and good fortune, knowledge, clearing, cleansing, truth, consciousness, leadership, abundance, aura cleansing, chakra cleansing.
I tried to get some flash or chatoyancy.