Amber Meaning and Properties.

Amber Meaning and Properties.

Amber Meaning and Properties.


Amber is often considered a gemstone, however it is actually fossilized resin from ancient evergreen trees. Some of the oldest amber discovered on Earth is about 320 million years old. Amber jewelry and rings have been found all over the world from ancient Egypt to North America and even Asia. During the Iron Age the east coast of Italy became something of a specialist in amber.


Most amber stones on the market are less than 100,000 years old, the older the specimen the more monetary and spiritually valuable. It takes a very long time for tree resin to become true amber. Amber has been used since ancient times in a variety of cultures and there are many properties attributed to this warm and powerful stone.


The most obvious quality of amber is its old wise energy. With it comes the accumulated wisdom of the earth and its natural kingdom. You can often see little insects trapped in the amber from when it started as a tree resin. This gives the amber stone quite powerful magical properties. It was also considered the "soul of the tiger" in Asian cultures and regarded as the stone of courage. Pieces of amber were carried for protection during long travels, as well as used to treat jaundice.


Amber is considered the birthstone of the astrological sign of Cancer as it sure reflects the energy of the warmest and sunniest month of the year (in the Northern hemisphere). The Vikings Held Amber to an especially magical value. It was used in many Healing medicines as well as jewelry.


Some of the best ways to benefit from the energy of amber are to wear it as jewelry or to have it as a small carving in your home decor.


It is also believed that amber:


  • Balance’s emotions
  • Attracts good luck
  • Eliminates fears
  • Relieves a headache
  • Clears the mind
  • Dissolves negative energy
  • Helps develop patience and wisdom


Amber Correspondences:


Zodiac: Leo, Aquarius, Cancer, Sagittarius,

Chakra: Solar Plexus,

Gods & Deities: Njord, Freyja, The Great Mother, Danu,

Element: Fire, Earth,

Planet: Sun, Mercury,

Numerology: 3,

Directions: East, West,

Tarot: Death, Magician,

Hardness: 2.0-3.0,

Chemical Structure: C10H16O,

Days of The Week: Friday, Sunday,

Yin Yang: Yang,

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