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Sunstone also called Heliolite, is the State Gem of Oregon, being a prime source for this beautiful gem. The name Heliolite has been derived from the Greek 'helios' and 'lithos,' which mean 'sun' and 'stone'. Sunstone is metallic in appearance and comes in red, orange or green colors.

The stone is a composition of oligioclase feldspar which also contains hematite or goethite. The presence of hematite or goethite creates a reflections of light, hence the name sunstone.Sunstone was associated with the Sun during the Rennaissance because of its sparkling orange-gold hue. It was used by magicians to call upon the influences of the Sun. It is a protective stone.

Sunstone links to your lifeplan for the present incarnation and assists in fulfilling karmic contracts or in renegotiating these if no longer appropriate. Said to protect against destructive forces, it instills joie de vivre and heightens intuition. If life has lost its sweetness, Sunstone restores it and help you to nurture yourself, allowing the real self to shine out. Traditionally linked to benevolent gods, luck and fortune, this alchemical stone connects to the regenerative power of the Sun

Physical Properties:


Sunstone Birthstone

Crystal System
(NaCa) AlSi3O4
USA, Canada, Norway, Greece, India
Base, sacral, solar plexus, cleanses all

Signs of Sunstone:Libra

Removing energy-drawing ‘hooks’ from other people, whether located in the chakras or the aura, Sunstone returns the contact to the other person and is extremely beneficial for tie-cutting. Keep Sunstone with you at all times if you have difficulty in saying ‘No’ and continually make sacrifices for others. It detaches from feelings of being discriminated against, disadvantaged and abandoned. Removing inhibitions and hang-ups, Sunstone reverses feelings of failure and switches to a positive take on events.

Usage:Pessimism, self-worth, sexual arousal, co-dependency, self-empowerment, independence, vitality, procrastination, depression, seasonal affective disorders, self-healing, autonomous nervous system, chronic sore throats, stomach ulcers, cartilage problems, rheumatism, general aches and pains.

Legend:Sunstone is formed in molten lava and is discharged onto the surface with the help of a volcano. The lava weathers away or is broken. Fine crystals of sunstone is then released. The Oregon sunstone is found with copper in it which is the cause for the range of colors in the stone from water color to yellow and many shades of green, red and pink.

Occurrence: Finland, Canada, India, Madagascar, and Oregon, USA, South Norway and Russia.