Alternative Names: None
Mineral Species: Amblygonite
Mineral Group: Phosphates
Chemical Formula: LiAl(PO4)F
Crystal System: Triclinic
Colour: Usually white to pale yellow
Typical Appearance: Often as large cleavable masses. Also as crude crystals, typically equant to short prismatic.
Chakra Alignment: All, particularly Solar Plexus
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Greek αμβλύς ("amvlys") for "blunt" and γωνία ("gonia") for "angle," referring to the fact that its cleavage angle slightly differs from 90°, distinguishing it from scapolite for which it was originally mistaken.
Yellow amblygonite is a tiny powerhouse of energy. When used in meditation, it floods the body with golden light, strengthening our connection with the divine, and in turn reminding us of our own divinity. It energises and centres all Chakras, particularly the Solar Plexus and above, and also can help us feel our connection with the earth while working at higher levels. Emotionally, it is a powerful anti-depressant, and because of its lithium content, may also be used to balance emotions in the case of bi-polar syndrome. Physically, amblygonite is a warming crystal, and can be used to treat infection and fever, as well as supporting the filtre organs and immune system; spiritually, it can burn off unwanted karma and energy blocks. All-in-all, an amazing and powerful crystal with a deceptively ordinary appearance!