Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Crystal of the Month - Sunstone

I'm starting a new feature, where each month I'll talk about a different crystal and it's metaphysical applications. Let me know what you think and if you'd like to see more of these kinds of posts.

Sunstone

 

Sunstone is a pink to orange coloured stone found in Sweden and Norway and some parts of the United States. It's a feldspar with copper and hematite inclusions, which give it the orange, red brown to pink appearance. It is usually darker in the centre and lighter towards the outside.

Sunstone is a stone of joy and empowerment. It is considered by some to be associated with Ra the Egyptian god of the Sun. It radiates happiness and confidence, and can be used to help ones self esteem. It attracts luck and prosperity and in turn helps one to be more generous to others. It promotes a sense of independence and helps one to feel alive and enthusiastically 

 

I picked this stone for January, the depths of winter in the northern hemisphere. For those that suffer from SAD it can be a great stone to wear during the winter months to help lift ones spirits and ward off depression. Relatively inexpensive, it can be worn as jewelry or carried in ones purse or in a pocket. Associated with the solar plexus chackra, wearing it as a pendant on a necklace is the ideal placement, but having it anywhere on the body is  beneficial. 

What's your favourite go to crystal for a little bit of a joyful, sunny pick me up? 





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