Sunstone is a joyful, warm and energising stone. It is particularly helpful for lifting sadness and depression. It can lift dark moods and is reputed to be particularly beneficial in treating Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Physically Sunstone can stimulate the autonomic nervous system and enhance balanced functioning of the body’s organs. It can be beneficial in cases of exhaustion and is also helpful for treating cartilage problems, rheumatism and general aches and pains. It can also treat stomach ulcers and also chronic sore throats. Sunstone can encourage self-healing.

Mentally Sunstone can help to overcome procrastination and enables action to be taken immediately. It can provide the necessary energy and stamina to carry out tasks that seem quite overwhelming.

Emotionally Sunstone encourages optimism and is particularly helpful for overcoming depression. It helps its owner to value and nurture oneself. Sunstone encourages originality and independence and alleviates fear. It can also bestow leadership qualities on its owner. Sunstone also reverses feelings of failure and promotes good humour, cheerfulness and a balanced temperament. It boosts self-confidence and can bring severe or repressed emotions to the surface so that they can be cleared away.

Spiritually Sunstone is associated to the solar plexus chakra, using Sunstone can help to alleviate any problems relating to blockages in the solar plexus chakra. Sunstone can also help to cleanse all other chakras and bestow light and energy. Sunstone is said to be a stone of good luck and abundance as it was traditionally linked to benevolent gods. Sunstone can heighten intuition and can also be particularly helpful in meditation.