Within minutes of putting my request to them, my Basenji dog entered into my work room and stared and stared at me until the penny dropped. Her name is Amber and she has the most exquisite Amber colored eyes. Like the stone that is ruled by the Sun, Amber has a sunny, forever happy disposition. So, Amber it was.
Amber may well be the oldest substance people have adorned themselves with through the ages. Pendants and beads made of Amber have been found mainly in and around graves in Northern Europe, dating as far back as 8000 B.C. Then, like now, it would have been known not just for its beauty, but for its healing, strengthening and good fortune qualities.
Wearing Amber necklaces is also said to be protective, and is often used in amulets for protecting the well-being and health of children. Shamans and wise women use Amber when setting their intention in their magic work. It is known to be one of the stones in the breastplate of a high priest.
Never cold, as if each bead were an unquenchable flame that burned a million years like a sanctuary lamp beneath the ice, each drop of sticky gold hardening to honeyed stone ~ Gillian Clarke
Belief has it that Amber carries the very essence of life, because it is warm to the touch, and often complete specimens or insect fragments are found in this fossil. Most people refer to Amber as a stone, but it is in fact a fossil, formed of the resin of the cone bearing tees from the Oligocene epoch.
Amber is linked to the fifth element, also known as Akasha. Akasha is the governor and binder of the elements of Earth, Fire, Wind and Water, symbolizing all living things. If you rub Amber against silk or wool it becomes electrically charged. It is wonderful to work with when manifesting your intentions. This fossil is magnetic, and its golden color symbolizes success for Gemini’s, Leos and Virgos.
In relation to health problems, Amber is believed to have many uses, including throat and earache ailments, toothache, rheumatism, asthma and many internal problems, particularly digestive. Holding a ball of Amber in one’s hand is said to reduce a fever and it helps stimulate the metabolism. With its potential healing, soothing and harmonizing qualities, it aids in adding spirituality to an overly intellectual mind, and is great for past life and inner child work.
If a potential love interest hasn’t noticed you yet, Amber is said to accentuate one’s sensuality and to project an individual’s natural beauty to the eyes of a potential beholder.
Amber is sourced from the Baltic States, Italy, Burma, China, Poland, Canada, the US, Mexico, Japan and the Dominican Republic.
About The Author: Shani is a qualified practitioner in Reiki, aromatherapy, reflexology, body spin, and animal telepathy who received psychic development training at the Arthur Findlay College of Psychic Research in England. A published writer, her articles and predictions have appeared in several respected magazines and on psychic websites, and she has read for many celebrities and even heads of state in Africa. Though she was born in London, Shani has traveled the globe and has studied the art of African Mysticism, bringing her unique flavor to those seeking her incredible talents. Get a reading with Shani at PsychicAccess.com.
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