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Natural History
Fossilized resin from pine-like trees that grew about 30 million years ago. Usually found in Britain, Germany, Russia, Italy, and Romania.
History and Folklore
Has been found in Paleolithic graves. In the Far East, amber was thought to hold the souls of tigers and the power of the Sun. Vikings called amber, “Tears of Freya” and regarded it as a symbol of love and fertility.
Associations
Angel: Verchiel; Gods/Goddesses: Apollo, Amberella, Electra, Freya, The Heliades, Jurate, Oshun; Chakra: solar-plexus; Element: Fire, Akasha; Astrological Sign: Leo, Aquarius; Planet: Sun; Sabbat: Lughnassadh Lammas,Samhain; Tree of Life Path: 18; Tarot: Chariot, Death.
Traditions
Used by Roman gladiators for protection and courage.Amber is recommended for chiropractors and masseurs.
To test if Amber is genuine, take a bowl of sea water (1/2 cup salt per gallon of water) and place the piece of amber in the bowl. According to tradition, genuine amber will float.
Healing and Magickal Uses
Body: Powerful chakra cleanser and healer. It absorbs negative energy and transmutes it into positive. Helps to improve short term memory. Has anti-microbial affects. Strengthens the spine and speeds cell regeneration.
Mind: Relieves depression and anxiety. Promotes joy.
Magick: Powerful protector. Good for fertility spells. Attracts good luck and success. Increases psychic abilities.
Care and Cleansing
Amber should be cleansed after every health working. Recharge in the sun at noon for a few minutes.
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