Affirmation: I have the courage to set boundaries with love and grace. I am protected. Experiences from the past empower me.
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 life now. All regression therapy, whether it is a regression in this life or a past life, should have the intention to assist you in understanding and breaking unwanted repetitive patterns.
Mental uses: Amber enhances your conscious understanding of the messages within past memories to favorably assist you in your decision-making processes. When you are more conscious of your innate strengths and weaknesses through your work with this ancient stone, you can create circumstances with more dedication and force.
Emotional uses: This fossilized resin helps you to clear out the unwanted energies from energy-sucking acquaintances, friends, colleagues, and family members. Carry this stone or wear it in jewelry with the inward knowing that you are deflecting energy that doesn’t belong to you.
Divine guidance: Are you allowing someone or something to drain your energy? Establish clear boundaries by surrounding yourself in a protective shield that will deflect any negative energy that comes your way.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo