The sunstone, also known as aventurine feldspar, has reflective inclusions of reddish-orange crystals that give it a sparkling sheen.
Occurrence: Norway, USA, India, former USSR, Canada.
Effect: Physically stimulates and harmonises the autonomic nervous system and the interaction of the internal organs, works against asthma and is beneficial for the blood circulation, the heart and heart area.
Gives optimism, courage, basic trust to the soul and makes it easier to open up, directs attention to the good and the sunny sides of life, promotes talent and intuitive ideas, adventure, friendship, helps to overcome self-doubt and depression.
‘Uma’ from Sanskrit – उमा – means shine, peace of the night, glory on one hand or helper, friend, companion on the other. Uma is the spiritual name of Shiva’s wife Parvati – Uma Haimavati (“the Himalayan”) – daughter of the Himalayas, Heaven and Mountains – an Indian goddess of light, clarity, insight, love and beauty.