Amber Meaning and Healing Properties

Amber Meaning and Healing Properties

Though it holds many similarities to gemstones, Amber is fossilized tree resin that is appreciated for its color and natural beauty. Because it is made from actual tree resin, Amber is considered heterogeneous in composition, meaning several resinous bodies take part in Amber's makeup. Amber normally appears golden to yellow-brown, but also contains red, blue, and green hues that can be noticed when looked at closely. Though sometimes completely transparent, most forms of Amber are cloudy and translucent, caused by trapped air bubbles within the gemstone. With little to no durability, Amber is extremely soft for a gemstone, having a tendency to scratch easily and be affected by chemicals and other solutions. If exposed to fire, Amber can easily crack under the heat and pressure.

Amber has the unique ability to create and carry an electric charge, making it a great stone for physical interaction. Native Americans and Eastern Indians both considered Amber a sacred stone, using them in fire ceremonies and other spiritual gatherings. Amber is considered a homeopathic product used as a source of traditional healing. Radiating with energies of peace, those who wear the comfortable, lightweight stone as jewelry will feel the calmness wash over their body. The warmth from one's skin releases an active ingredient (succinic acid, a resin) that can be absorbed into the bloodstream. This ingredient has multiple positive influences on the body, improving immunity and allowing the body to rebalance and heal itself.

Amber has been used since prehistoric times as a protective amulet. Said to carry a sunny energy, Amber is believed to purify and heal the body, mind, and spirit, offering relief from stress and depression. It is also helpful in creative endeavors and can protect against psychic attacks. Particularly useful during illness and healing, Amber is most effective when kept within your aura, eliminating negativity from the emotional body and drawing sickness away.

Clarification, Light, Healing, Solar Energies, Warmth

Hardness: 2 to 2.5
Chemical Composition: Organic compounds
Color: Varies yellow to brown or reddish brown and can have green or blue hues; often transparent
Localities: The majority of amber is from the United States and Europe

Chakra Alignment: Solar Plexus
Element: Earth
Numeric Vibration: Number 3
Astrological Association: Leo, Aquarius

Because Amber eases stress, it is a great addition to the family and community area of your home. It can also be useful in the wisdom and self-cultivation area, helping to relax your mind and release you from various fears.

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  • Abby Ruiz