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Amber

Gemstones and minerals have been used since times immemorial for ritual purposes, to mark places and for healing. The work with crystals and its positive effects is well documented and comprises a valuable additional tool alongside traditional and alternative forms of treatment. For a list of stones and further information, please visit the Crystals page.

Alternate Names

Tears of the Gods, Hardened Honey Sunlight Solidified, Elektron (Greek)

 

Locations

Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Baltic Region, Poland, Russia, Myanmar

 

Composition

Amber is a fossilized tree resin (not tree sap). It comes in various shades of pale yellow, golden brown, yellow-green, honey, dark red and dark brown (called black) and is transparent or translucent. Tree resin which is less than 100,000 years old is called Copal which becomes Amber when it has finished fossilizing.

Amber comes in a range of different shades, from whitish, to a pale lemon yellow, to brown and almost black. Other uncommon colors include red amber, also known as Cherry Amber, green amber, and even the rare and highly sought-after blue amber.

 

General Information & Legends

Amber has been used since prehistory (ca. 8,000 BCE) in the manufacture of jewelry and ornaments, and also in traditional healing. There are records of it being used from ancient Greece to modern times. In China it is used to tranquilise the mind and in Europe to soothe toothing aches in babies.

Amber has an electrical charge when rubbed, and this is thought to be the origin of the word electricity (its Ancient Greek name being Elektron). It dispels and transmutes negative energy of all kinds and protects the emotional body from psychic attacks and psychic vampires. It shields against taking on other people’s pain whilst undertaking healing work.

 

It encourages peacefulness and helps develop trust. It brings balance, patience and encourages decision making and is a useful memory aid. It promotes moving forward on your life path and removes the mental blocks that are there and helps turn the manifestation of ideas in to reality. Like Citrine, it can help with the manifestation of money and counteract suicidal or depressive tendencies.

 

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Deities & Angels

  • Elektra, the Greek Goddess of sea clouds and storm

  • Jurate, the Lithuanian Goddess of the sea (she lives in an amber palace beneath the Baltic Sea and inspires bravery and courage for those who risk everything for love)

  • Archangel Jophiel (Beauty of God)

  • Archangel Seraphiel (chief of the Seraphim and the archangel of justice and order)

Chakras

Solar Plexus

Throat Chakra

 

Amber opens and cleanses all Chakras, as well as cleansing the Kundalini line.

Healing

Physical: helps with illnesses and symptoms relating to arthritis, asthma, birthing problems, bone disorders, bowel problems constipation/diarrhoea, brain disorders, breathing problems, colds and flu, dental pain, dental problems, earache, ear infections, emphysema, gallbladder, goitre, headache and migraine relief, heart, immune system strengthening and support. It also aids with infection, intestinal disorders, kidney disorders, laryngitis, lungs, lymphatic system, nervous system regeneration and healing, ovarian cysts, ovarian disorders, pain relief, pancreatic health, pneumonia, pregnancy, rheumatism, skin abrasions, infections and irritations, spleen, stomach problems, throat, tonsillitis, toxins, trauma, urinary tract, viruses and wounds.

Emotional/Mental: assist with dispelling and releasing negativity, easing depression, grounding, patience, reducing stress and tension.

Spiritual: helps with ancient knowledge and wisdom, aura balancing, clairsentience, earth healing, grounding, recalling past life memories.

Birthstones & Anniversaries

Traditional: None

Modern: LeoAquarius

Anniversaries: None

Meditation

Amber helps with healing all parts of the aura. It refills, protects and repairs aura tears from too rapid emotional or karmic release.

Affirmation

I am protected from negativity of all kinds.

Warning

Cleanse your crystals regularly.

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