Amber and the Black Crystals (Ambers Adventures Book 2)
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Amethyst from one particular mine in Brazil will turn green when heated. It is marked under the name of prasiolite. Although this is actually the name of an entirely different mineral. Fernie, M. It's chemistry is Be3Al2Si6O Beryls range in color from Bright green emerald , blue, greenish blue aquamarine , yellow golden beryl , red, pink morganite to white. The streak is colorless. The crystals are Hexagonal and they are common.
Fine emeralds have velvety body appearance; their value lies in their even distribution of color. Inclusions are common in emerald, but other stones of this group are usually most valuable when free of flaws. It occurs with quartz, microcline, and muscovite in pegmatites, and with quartz, muscovite, and almandine in schist of regional metamorphic rocks. If you look around in rock shops, you may be able to come across some "less than perfect" stones that aren't faceted. After this ritual, wear or carry the emerald somewhere near your heart. Do this in such a way that it cannot be seen by others.
When you meet a future love, you'll know it wasn't the visible jewel that attracted him or her. It has come to represent, for many people, the security of love. Because of this, they are also associated with healing diseases of the eye, and problems affecting eyesight. It was believed that emeralds could counteract poisons and cure disentary. If I am using them for this purpose, I use them in the area of the Heart Chakra, in conjunction with Rose Quartz, or Rhodochrosite for balanced energy. I've also used them for prosperity consciousness.
Other sources may be "Stone Power" by Dorothee L. Stones A - E. Stones F - J. Stones K - O. Stones P - S. Stones T - Z. Wicca, Pagan and Goddess Information Pages. The hardness is 7 and the streak is white. NAME: Unknown. They used it to represent the "eyes" in sacred statues, thus symbolizing increased divinatory powers. It is said that it will attract money. It is considered a "lucky" stone. It has been traditionally used for improving eyesight and healing diseases of the eyes.
In addition, I recommend it to those who are starting out on new paths or adventures because it is protective, but opens the eyes to "new horizons". It is almost impossible to find anymore. It soothes, heals, and balances. It opens and soothes a wounded heart. Enhances intelligence. Increases opportunities and motivation. Brings luck and adventures in love and games. A Prosperity stone. Increases visionary powers and perceptions. Stimulates creativity and expression. Connects the heart and throat centers helping one communicate in a more loving manner. Works with the second chakra, dissolving creative blocks and healing sexual trauma.
Aids in independence and originality. Promote grace, good health, happiness, intelligence, longevity. One who looks upon an agate tells the truth and is aided in remembering. Agates are grounding and gentle. They are protection stones, stones for inheritances.
They give strength, victory and attunement with the earth. They sharpen sight, illuminate minds and assist in discovery. They protect children from falling. Helps one who needs extra courage or energy to face stress. Strengthens sexual energy. Eases the pain of loneliness. Helps with emotional understanding. Liberates mental feelings. Strengthens the immune system. Their energy is circular and flowing. Lace agates do not protect, they encourage and support. Let them bring out your inner beauty. Calms the emotions and mind. Washes away mental clutter. Works on the thyroid.
Brings total attunement to the senses. Aura protector that neutralizes fears and opens the mind and Be-ing to new ideas. For meditation the clouds lead the mind into astral realms and expand consciousness. Eases emotional pain, aids creative visualization, increases trust and strength for earthly survival.
Stimulates universal love. Connector to spirit guides, helps open communications with unseen entities. Helps you connect with nature spirits and the land. Gardener's talisman, increases your plants' fertility and ensures a bountiful crop or healthy flowers. Aids you to keep focused.
Good job-hunting stone. Carry in your pocket or purse when traveling by air. Aids internal and external regeneration, has positive influence on nervous system, spleen, pancreas. Helps to align mental and emotional body. Spiritual tranformation and regeneration. Reflects highest potentials of unfoldment. Joy, oneness with life. Balances the emotions. Helps align the heart and solar plexus chakras.
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Helps perfect personal expression and verbalizing. Works somewhat like rose quartz, but it flows more with the emotions towards others. It is fossilized resin of coniferous trees of the Oligoncene geological epoch, some thirty million years ago. It varies in color from pale yellow to dark brown, although some specimens have been found that are red.
Amber is famous for containing insects and small animals of various kinds as well as leaves, bark and other contemporary detritus which became stuck and enclosed in the resin while it was still liquid. It is sometimes also called succinite. From there, it was carried by rivers and the sea to the present site. Small deposits have been found in the Dominican Republic. Succinite is from the Latin [succus], meaning "juice". The ancient Greeks called it [elektron].
If it is rubbed with a piece of silk, it will attract dust and ashes. Because of the inclusions of insects and small animals, it was often thought to contain the essence of life. It is a favorite protective and enhancing stone of Wiccans and Shamans. It is a sensual, amber is warm to the touch, magnetic stone that attracts love. It was also thought to improve eyesight by gazing into it. I use them at the Solar Plexus, which is the center of Chi in the body. NOTES: Amber will float in a saturated salt solution ten level teaspoonfuls of salt in a tumbler of water.
Plastic will not. Ambergris, which is much used in perfumery, is totally different in appearance and is not even distantly related to amber. I discourage people from burning amber, although it will create a rather pleasant odor. It ranges in color from clear thru white, gray, greenish, yellowish and reddish.
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The streak is white. The crystals of this mineral are Tetragonal, usually cubelike or tabular, square in cross section.
They will often have a pearly luster on one side. Excellent glassy crystals occur with prehnite in the basalt in the Watchung Mts. Large glassy crystals have come from the copper mines on the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. This refers to the fact that the mineral flakes apart when heated in a flame. However, judging from the information and the photos in the Audubon book, I can think of 2 possible uses. The first would be as a "heart stone". This would be to regulate and strengthen the heartbeat. In conjunction with this, I can see it used as a stone for athletes, giving them stamina and strengthening the muscular structure.
If the pearlesence of the stone was strong, I can also visualize it being used at the Transpersonal Point, in much the same manner as Moonstone. The chemistry is Be3Al2Si60qi. The name "Aquamarine" refers to the paleish blue, light blue-green or even light green variety of beryl. The green of aquamarine is a watery green without any trace of yellow and is due to iron, not chromium.
Quite large stones, ranging from several carats to more than ten or a few tens of carats, are relatively common. Many are virtually free of inclusions. The most common cut is the emerald type, although mixed oval or pear-shaped cuts are not infrequent. The majority of Beryl mined is some shade of green. In addition, it has been carved into cups and goblets because of the belief that it aids digestion and reduces body fluids.
It is recommended for increasing psychic abilities. It has also been recommended for toothaches. I've used it for kidney and bladder distress. It will also work as a "diet" stone because it not only relieves eating disorders, but soothes the emotions behind them. As an aqua stone, it can be used at the Throat Chakra for sore throats, tonsillitis and other inflammations. Magically, I use this stone to represent Dolphin and the feminine principles of the Oceans. Precious and semi-precious gemstone information may come from "Gemstones" by E. Other Precious and semi-precious gemstone information may come from "Gem Cutting", sec.
It varies from a rather dark blue thru "azure" blue. The copper deposits in Arizona and Utah that yielded many fine specimens of Malachite also yielded outstanding specimens of Azurite. NAME: The name is from the characteristic azure-blue color of the mineral. Edgar Cayce spoke of Azurite helping him attain a meditative state more easily. This mineral is associated with Sagittarius. When you are practicing precognition, hold a piece in your hand. This is a stone that likes to be touched HEALING: This stone is said to restructure molecules, revitalize the brain, rebuild gray matter and aid in developing embryonic babies in the womb.
It is also useful at the Third Eye Chakra for making sense out of a very emotional situation. Very often, the Azurite found in the Southwestern part of the U. This results in a beautiful blue stone with small green marks on it. When cut and polished in a spherical shape, these remind one of a planet. They are soothing to look at and hold. It is a variety of quartz silicon dioxide often with some iron and aluminum. The chemistry is SiO2. It is dark, bright green spotted with red inclusions.
It controls the flow of energy and is the center of gravity of the body. It is the center of the Life Force of the body, and controls the flow of information from the body to the mind and from the mind to the body. Gut feelings, intuition, and other "non-linear" communication comes from this chakra. When it is out of balance the symptoms manifest themselves as confusion, over dependency on others, repression of feelings, inability to feel joy, fear of sensuality or sex, and frustration.
When the Sacral Chakra is in balance one has grace, feels pleasure in life, and experiences the flexibility to "go with the flow" and do so in good spirit. The yellow hues within Amber activate the Solar Plexus Chakra, the energy distribution center and the chakra of relationships. This chakra is located between the ribcage and navel, and controls the immune and digestive systems. When physically balanced, it provides the strength to fight infections, frees one of allergic reactions, and utilizes nutrients ingested.
It is a valuable tool for tapping into ancient wisdom, and for recalling past lives, whether a regression from this life or from a past life, in order to break negative patterns or to gain a better understanding of how past experiences can better assist one now. Amber is fossilized with its Life Force energies intact, and is an excellent source of Light energy for the physical body and a tangible support for energetic healing.
It can assist one in connecting with interdimensional and intergalactic Light beings, including Nature devas and faeries, and those who are on Earth to help mankind through the coming shift. Amber associates with the color energies of Gold. Gold color rays bring success, enthusiasm, happiness, and power. It is traditionally the color of kings, riches, and the sun.
Gold touches a deep part of our minds, conjuring up images of mystical places and adventure. Light Gold crystals provide us with the simple pleasures of life - cheerfulness and contentment, while Dark Gold crystals have a deeper, more pronounced sense of devotion and commitment, providing us with a mature enthusiasm and ability to share a lifelong commitment of care and love.
Amber is used in meditation when the desire is to connect to the earth wisdom of an earlier age. Its ancient energy is released as it is touched or held in the hand during a session. It can be used to purify an area for meditation, or to clear the mind, body and spirit in readiness for expanding the consciousness.
It is a powerful protector in shamanic journeys and for its ability to facilitate travel to the lower world. The Divinatory meaning of Amber: A chance for romance or unexpected admiration, but think before giving up reliable love for a sudden flirtation or passion. Use Amber to align with Archangels Jophiel and Seraphiel. If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, an Amber of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel.
There are other Angels that are partial to Amber. The table below gives you the information about them. She is powerful and life giving, bringing vital water to the high mountain dwellers along the seacoast. Amber honors Jurate, the Lithuanian Goddess of the Sea, known for her Amber palace beneath the Baltic Sea and her story of tragic love. She inspires bravery and courage for those who risk everything for love. Amber honors Amberella , the Lithuanian Goddess of the Oceans, who left home and family to join her prince under the sea. She teaches one follow to follow their heart even in the toughest of decisions.
Amber may be used to honor Freyja Freya , the Norse Goddess of Beauty and Love, depicted as being driven in a chariot pulled by two black cats. She is responsible for the souls of warriors who die in battle and reunites them with their wives after death. Amber is also associated with Sekhmet , the Egyptian Goddess of War.
She is the most powerful goddess of Lower Egypt, and is usually depicted with the head of a lion and the body of a beautiful woman. Crystals of gold honor Persephone , the Greek Goddess of Spring. She represents celebration and the Earth alive with new growth. There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone.
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The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac. Gold crystals bring you success, enthusiasm, happiness, and power. Amber is one of the zodiac stones for those born in the heart of spring under the sign of Taurus, from April 20 - May Taurus is depicted as a bull because of its characteristics of being strong but quiet, and is ruled by the planet Venus that also rules Libra.
Taureans are known for being "down to Earth," the doers and the realists. They are affectionate, known for their tempers and very stubborn. Rather it is the organic essence of life and the energy of light within its structure that has resonated with the human spirit since the earliest man. Because of its preservation of life, Amber was revered as a repository of souls, and amulets of Amber were used in funeral rites for mourning the dead and placed in burial tombs with other treasures to protect the soul during its journey to the afterlife.
Amber is a talisman of the lonely and nostalgic, often referenced in myths and legends of the sea as tears of gods or goddesses who mourned the death of a loved one, especially one of a young life. It is considered to provide great strength to widows or those who await a loved one, and to sustain one through the grieving process. Amber is a good-luck talisman, believed to be pieces of the Sun that fell off into the sea. It has long been used to bring luck to warriors, protect infants and children, and to increase radiance and attract lasting love. Amber utilizes Water energy, the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification.
It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful. The Water element brings power of regeneration and rebirth, and is the energy of the circle of life. Use Amber to enhance any space you use for repose, calm reflection, or prayer. Water energy is traditionally associated with the North area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Life Path area, its flowing energy assuring a balance of energy as your life unfolds and flows.
Amber was one of the first substances used by man for decoration, utilized as far back as the Stone Age for jewelry, amulets and funerary offerings. Pieces of rough Amber marked with circular depressions were found in Prussia, Schleswig-Holstein, and Denmark in deposits of the Stone Age, made both by natural causes and man-made borings, possibly to replicate the natural depressions. Hoernes, an Austrian geologist, theorized these hollows were likely considered to be the resting place of the spirit or spirits believed to animate the stone, and were conceivably the earliest talismans or amulets.
Because insects and plant matter were suspended, timeless within its form, they deemed Amber to be an apt metaphor for entombment and to represent the ultimate function of the funeral rite: to honor the deceased with precious gifts and make permanent the memory of their lives. Large amounts of Amber were found in graves across the ancient world; some discovered in Mycenaean graves date back to BCE.
In antiquity, Amber was a symbol of loneliness and nostalgia, as well as grief, and its creation was often referenced in lore as tears. She fell madly in love with a fisherman named Kastytis and brought him back to live with her in her Amber palace. The legend claims that even today, when storms rage in the Baltic Sea, small fragments of the underwater palace can be found washed up on shore, and one can still hear the grieving goddess cry for her lost love. Their tears, shed perpetually into the Eridanus River, thought to be the modern river Po, congealed into electrum , droplets of Amber.
Women there used spindles with whorls made of Amber to spin protection into garments for their warrior husbands or sons. Others saw it as brilliant droplets of the setting sun as it sank beneath the waves, where it was congealed by the sea then cast upon the shore. Because of its natural warmth, Amber was regarded as a living being, and in the Far East it was believed the souls of tigers metamorphosed into Amber at their death and brought courage to their wearers.
Amber was also known as lyncurium or ligure stone, reputed in myth to be the solidified product of lynx urine and a kind of earth the animal used immediately to cover its urine as he was jealous of the uses men got from it. Stones made of a male lynx produced a deep hue, while those of a female were pale. Ingested as a drink, it removed stones from the bladder, and drunk in wine or worn as an amulet cured jaundice and diarrhea, quenched thirst, and possessed hemostatic properties.
It was also believed lyncurium came from animals called langures or langes which dwelt by the banks of the Po River. These stones were reputed to protect all houses from ill fortune, heal stomach problems, and were cited as being the anaphrodisiac of prostitutes. Purity and holiness were thought to be evoked by Amber. Ogmios, the Celtic deity of eloquence, is said to have led his devoted followers around with chains of gold and Amber representing the spiritual connection that frees people, as opposed to material chains that imprison them.
Faces of the saints and wise men were often described as resembling this color, while in Europe during the Middle Ages, rosary beads made from this substance were so popular the available supplies were exhausted. To the Native Americans, Amber is a sacred stone, said to represent the east wind of grandfather Sun. Both Amber and copal were used in the fire ceremonies of ancient tribal leaders from the earliest pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, and is still in use by a number of indigenous peoples of Mexico and Central America today as an incense, during sweat lodge ceremonies and Sacred Mushroom ceremonies.
Because of its nature of housing once living things, classical worshippers of the Mother Goddess believed Amber contained the essence of life itself, the animating principle, or Akasha. It emitted a pine-like smell when rubbed, and burned with the odor and appearance of torch-pine wood. S uccinum ignited easily and pieces were burned for its soothing aroma and disinfectant abilities, as it was believed to filter germs. Its smoke was highly esteemed for providing a sterile and conducive environment for childbirth, and in medieval times was utilized as an incense to drive away evil spirits and enchantments, and to repel snakes and mosquitos.
As succinum was soft and easily carved, it was popular in Eastern cultures for making mouthpieces for pipes. It was customary in antiquity to have the pipe lighted by a servant and Amber was considered incapable of transmitting infection. Oil of Amber, as well as succinic acid, was made from distilling the resin, and the residue was used to produce varnish.
Amber was considered to be a protective amulet for children, and Pliny records necklaces were made of these nuggets and hung about the neck of infants to keep them from the evil powers of witchcraft and sorcery.
It was also thought to help with teething pain. The medicinal virtues of Amber were highly prized in the ancient world. Worn on the body, especially around the neck, it was reported to protect health as well as to relieve the symptoms of fever and infections, sore throat, headache, toothache, and respiratory discomfort. Ground into fine powder and mixed with water or wine, it was prescribed for stomach distress and epilepsy. Mixed with honey and rose oil, Amber was believed to cure deafness and other afflictions of the ear, and crushed and mixed with Attic honey would ward off dimness of sight.
Oil of Amber was given in small doses to aid in cases of hysteria, and was used externally as a natural antibiotic for healing wounds and as a salve for rheumatism and various physical pains and injuries. It was also rubbed onto the chest and back for the relief of bronchial problems and was highly favored for treating whooping cough. The handles of ancient Jewish and Arabic circumcision and surgical knives were often carved from Amber as it was thought to staunch bleeding. No sovereign can boast one so splendid. The course will be delivered in a series of emails begginning immediately after you sign up.