Sunstone is a member of the Feldspar family, and is named for its warm shades of gold, orange, reds and browns that resemble the sun. Inclusions of Goethite or Hematite produce an iridescent effect when Sunstone is viewed from different angles. Sunstone is believed to carry the energy of Ra, the sun god, whose energy brings all potential life from within the Earth. It is a Stone of Leadership; personal power, freedom, and expanded consciousness. It embodies all aspect of light by bringing openness, benevolence, warmth, strength, and mental clarity. It is also known for its powerful connection to the light and the power of the sun. It brings light to all situations and promotes a sunny and positive attitude. It helps to empower those who feel forsaken by others, encouraging motivation and positive action.