Crystal System: Noncrystalline
Chakra: Throat (Cleanses and Purifies All)
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius and Leo
Planet/ Star: Sun
Source: Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, Myanmar, Romania, Russia, and UK
Beneficial For: Altruism, Decision-Making, Memory, Peacefulness, Stress, Throat, Trust, Vitality, and Wisdom
Amber has been made famous in pop-culture for being responsible for cloning dinosaur DNA found within preserved mosquitos. Pop culture aside, Amber is fossilized tree resin and has been observed through the ages, as far back as 8000 BCE in ancient neolithic grave sites, followed by discovery in the 4th Century BCE by Theophrastus. The Greeks named it Electron, which incidentally, is where we get the name electricity. According to Greek Mythology, when the Sun God Helios was killed, his mourning sisters turned into poplar trees, their tears frozen into Amber spots falling down the branches. Ancient Chinese believed that tigers became Amber when they died.
Much like our ancient ancestors, amber has been appreciated and used for a variety of purposes. It has been found in various decorative items as well as being used in ancient medicines. Due to the nature of how it is formed, amber is found in a number of locales. Variations of amber include: Amber presented near Pyrite, which will be bluish in color, Black Amber, which will show as jet black, and Bony Amber, which occurs when the fossil is formed with numerous air pockets in it. Most commonly, it occurs in red, yellow, and brown shades depending on the type of tree, density of the amber, and other external factors. Other shades vary as far as a pale white-yellow to even green or blue. These cooler tones are the rarest and most sought after.
Amber is known today for its powerful healing capabilities. Amber can cleanse all the chakras and is tied to the throat chakra, allowing one to speak clearly what they are thinking and communicate more effectively. It absorbs negative energies from the body allowing it to heal on its own. It provides a protective shield by taking on the person’s pain.