The Power Screen: Amber

101 Power Crystals: The Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals, Gems, and Stones for Healing and Transformation - Judy Hall 2011

The Power Screen: Amber

Chakra correspondences: Sacral, throat, higher heart (thymus); cleanses all chakras

Physiological correspondences: Throat, joints, mucus membranes, liver, gallbladder, kidneys, spleen, stomach, immune system

Vibration: Earthy, but protects in higher dimensions


Amber has long been associated with protection and renewal, in part because the insects perfectly preserved within it look as though they could spring to life and fly away at any moment. These inclusions led to Amber’s reputation as the repository of departed souls.

Theophrastus pointed out that Amber attracts iron, a reference to its electro-static properties. When rubbed against skin, silk, or wool, Amber becomes electrically charged—paper and feathers stick to it. This must have appeared magical indeed, leading Aristotle to credit the resin with having a soul. Pliny mentions that Amber was created by moisture from the rays of the sun falling upon the Earth, and was associated with the sun’s life-giving energy.


Amber ignites easily, and the ancients believed its smoke drove away evil spirits and enchantments, as well as relieving sinus and respiratory ailments and throat infections. Pliny attributed to Amber the powers of healing blindness and “affectations of the ears,” as well as curing fevers. Ground into a powder and mixed with honey or oil, Amber was used in Europe, Egypt, and Arabia as a natural antibiotic for healing wounds and regenerating tissue. Believed to be a remedy against plague, goiter, epilepsy, jaundice, rheumatism, and heart disease, it allegedly changed color in the presence of poison. The handles of ancient Jewish and Arabic circumcision and surgical knives were carved from Amber as it was thought to staunch bleeding.

Amber’s power stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Modern crystal healers place Amber over a wound to promote healing or at the thymus gland to restore balance to the body.


Amber can be used to transmute negative vibrations into positive ones. It creates an efficient screen against negative energies of all kinds. Placed on the body, it energetically cleanses and reactivates the chakras and your psychic immune system. Put Amber in the corners of a sickroom to keep it energetically clean and to shield the patient against adverse environmental energies.

If you lack the drive to succeed, Amber motivates you to make decisions and move forward in life. It helps you transmute dreams into practical reality. With its assistance, you recognize true worth in yourself and others, as Amber indicates disdain for those who prize wealth above personal quality.



Hold a piece of Amber above your head and imagine it slowly melting, pouring a protective coating around your aura to seal it.