The Power of Destiny: Sunstone

101 Power Crystals: The Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals, Gems, and Stones for Healing and Transformation - Judy Hall 2011

The Power of Destiny: Sunstone

Chakra correspondences: Base, sacral, solar plexus; cleanses and activates all chakras

Physiological correspondences: Immune and autonomous nervous systems, throat, cartilage, muscles, joints

Vibration: Earthy


The old lapidaries mention several powerful “stones of the sun,” but exact identification is not possible. Today, orangey-red Aventurine and translucent, iridescent, yellow-orange volcanic Feldspar are both known as Sunstone. We are concerned here with the translucent crystal. The ancient Greeks considered Sunstone invigorating. As a magical talisman, it attracted prosperity and good health. Native Americans used Sunstone in medicine wheels to contact the Great Spirit and attract the healing rays of the sun.

Sunstone refracts light, making it possible to locate the sun on a cloudy day. The Vikings are said to have navigated with a Sunstone tied to the ship’s mast; this stone was found in ancient Viking graves, suggesting it also guided the soul beyond death to Valhalla. It can act as a spiritual compass for you, too.

Placed over the base and sacral chakras, Sunstone helps you cut ties with previous sexual partners. It removes emotional hooks from the past that may be preventing you from entering into a new relationship.


Sunstone traditionally lifts depression and seasonal affective disorder. Keep one in your pocket and handle it frequently. Full of Qi, this regenerative crystal revitalizes the body and the psyche. It heals muscle or joint pain, energetically remobilizing the whole body.

Sunstone is infused with male/yang energy and complements the delicate feminine/ yin energy of its sister crystal, Moonstone. The two can be placed at the base chakra—Moonstone on the left and Sunstone on the right—to harmonize the male and female currents as kundalini power rises to the crown.


Use optimistic Sunstone if you suffer from lack of self-worth or have lost your enthusiasm for life. This crystal does not allow procrastination and gets you back on your path, instilling a deep awareness of your own value. Sunstone is helpful in codependent relationships. If you are prone to being manipulated by others or continually sacrifice yourself to someone else’s needs, Sunstone teaches you to say “no” and do only what is appropriate. A stone of self-empowerment, Sunstone lets your true self shine.



Placed on the solar plexus, Sunstone removes negative emotional conditioning and memories, so you can fulfill your destiny as a joyful child of the sun.