Sunstone is oligoclase feldspar (related to moonstone, labradorite, and aventurine) and is usually orange in colour, with shiny, metallic schiller, due to light reflecting off tiny platelets of hematite and goethite. Bytownite is sometimes referred to as sunstone, but it is really a rare form of oligocalse feldspar. Also known as aventurine feldspar
Birthstone for Aries & Leo
Aligns with the Solar Plexus and Sacral Chakras
Properties: Sunstone is mood lifting and anti-depressant. It supports a sense of self-worth, and allows us to let go of feelings of failure and to believe in luck and happiness again. On a wider level, it helps us to see the world, and the past, in a better light.