Color: various shades of yellow, gold, brown, and sometimes green
Chakra(s): solar plexus and navel
About the stone: Amber is an organic tree resin which has hardened over a 30 million year period. It is composed of several resins, succinic acid and a volatile oil as well as hydrogen sulphide.
Astrological sign(s): Gemini, Leo, Aquarius
Mohs scale: 2–2.5
Spiritual uses: Amber is a tool for recalling past lives with the intent to uncover how those memories can help you in your lifenow.
Mental uses: Amber enhances your conscious understanding of the messages within past memories to favorably assist you in your decision-making processes
Emotional uses: This fossilized resin helps you to clear out the unwanted energies from energy-sucking acquaintances, friends, colleagues, and family members
Physical uses: Use this stone to help remove toxic substances from your physical body when you are performing a cleanse since it amplifies your intention to remove harmful matter from your body.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo