Sunstone is blissful and historic; it represents joy and memory.
Sunstone is under the astrological influence of Aries.
So named because its dazzling visage so often recalls the burning, burnished brilliance of the rising sun, sunstone carries with it a sublimely joyous energy charged with a long historical tradition of sun worship. A gem tied to the ancient Egyptian cult of Ra and his classical Hellenic counterpart Apollo, sunstone jewelry was believed to bless its wearer with blissful energy and spiritual warmth. Today, the once religious tradition of sunstone ornamentation continues, and the stone remains a favorite of crystal healers and gemstone collectors.