The most obvious quality of amber is its old energy. You can often see little insects trapped in the amber while it started as a tree resin; this gives the amber stone quite powerful magical properties.
Amber stores static electricity. It was called electron by the ancient Greeks, which evolved into English term “electricity”. Real amber is light enough to float in salty water, if not weighted down by other substances (like silver). This quality probably helped in its discovery- inhabitants of the Baltic Sea area can still find raw amber washed up on the shore.
Baltic Amber contains 3 to 8% of succinic acid. It is still used in contemporary medicine. The highest content of the acid is found in the Amber cortex, which is the external layer of the stone. This acid was scientifically examined for bactericidal purpose. The dry distillation divides amber into acid, oil and resin. Smoke of barring Amber was recommended as prevention from diseases that characteristic aroma of resin is still used in aromatherapy.
As with any popular gemstone that has a long history of use in various cultures, amber has accumulated its share of mystical properties. Amber was 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 reflects the energy of the warmest and sunniest month of the year. It can also be listed as the birthstone for Taurus. It resonates with the nature lover of this sign and its earthy origins. Amber is also a tenth anniversary stone. It symbolizes renewed and continued faith in love and marriage and the lasting bonds of forever love!
It is also believed that amber balances emotions, attracts good luck, eliminates fears, relieves a headache, clears the mind, dissolves negative energy and helps develop patience and wisdom.
If you feel attracted to the warm and wise energy of amber, explore the variety of amber jewellery and see if it makes a difference to your energy.