What is Amber?
Amber is fossilised tree resin from ancient forests. It has been valued for use in jewellery and healing as far back as Neolithic times. It forms from plant resin slowly dripping down trees, trapping small particles like seeds, leaves, feathers and insects as it goes. Under the right conditions, the resin hardens and becomes Copal. From there, it takes several million years for the Copal to mature into Amber. Thus any inclusions (insects, seeds ect) you might see in Amber are also millions of years old! Since Amber is composed of resin, it is not classified as a mineral but rather forms part of the organic gemstone family which includes gemstones like Jet, coral and pearls.
|Other names||Fossilised Tree Resin|
|Hardness||2 – 2.5|
|Astrological Sign||Leo, Aquarius|
|Physical Healing Keywords||Almost anything you can think of! See my final comment at the end of the article for more.|
|Emotional & Spiritual Keywords||Centering, Dispel or Release Negativity, Eases Depression, Grounding, Patience, Reducing Stress or Tension. Altruism, Ancient Knowledge and Wisdom, Aura Balancing, Clairsentience, Earth Healing, Grounding, Past Life Recall|
What Does Amber Do?
Amber is an incredible healing stone that has been used in folk medicine for thousands of years. It is a powerful healer and cleanser. It can absorb negative energy and transmute it to positive, enabling the body to heal itself.
A strong protector, Amber counteracts suicidal and depressive tendencies. It brings stability and a warm energy, encouraging a more spontaneous, light hearted disposition. Amber brings balance and patience, assisting in decision making. While bringing stability, Amber will help you to achieve your dreams.
Amber links your every day self with your higher self, or to put it another way, it helps you remain connected to your higher spiritual side without needing to actively and consciously engage that connection.
Amber Energy – Personal Comments
I find all fossils to be absolutely fascinating, with a powerful ability to tap into the past and learn from deep ancient earth wisdom. Amber in particular, with its stunning yellow/gold/orange colouring, is excellent to work with for all power-centre and self-identity issues. From a folklore perspective as well as a modern, the list of what Amber’s energy is attuned to heal on a physical level is massive:
Abrasions and Wounds, Arthritis, Birthing Problems and Health, Bone Disorders and Health, Brain Disorders and Health, Breathing Problems, Colds and Flu, Dental Pain and Problems, Ear Infections and Pain, Gallbladder, Headache and Migraine Relief, Heart, General Immune System Strengthening and Support, Infections, Intestinal Disorders and Health, Kidney Disorders and Health, Lymphatic System, Nervous System Regeneration and Healing, Pain Relief, Pancreas Health, Spleen, Stomach Problems, Throat, Tonsillitis, Toxins, Trauma, Urinary Tract and Health, Viruses