This gemstone is a type of feldspar that glitters because of inclusions of hematite and/or goethite. While the most common colors are like those of the sun, a green sunstone is commonly called aventurine feldspar. Sunstone has been used by people in ancient India and Greece, as well as Native Americans in Canada for rituals of sun healing and connecting with spirit guides.

Sunstone relieves stress and banishes fear. It is also useful when working with the spiritual realm.

Color(s) - Yellow, orange, red, brown, pink, peach, green and gray

Associations - Libra, Leo; sacral and solar plexus chakras; the sun; yang

Uses - spirit; personal journey; self-cultivation; deal with fears; relieve stress