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 can help us feel our connection with the earth while working at higher levels. Emotionally, it is a powerful anti-depressant and mood stabiliser, 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 filter 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!
- Chemical Formula: LiAl(PO4)F – lithium phosphate
- Group: Phosphates
- Crystal System: Triclinic
- Hardness: 5.5 – 6
- Birthstone: Secondary Birthstone for Taurus
- Chakra: All, particularly the Solar Plexus (yellow)
- Element: Fire (yellow)
Amblygonite occurs chiefly in granite pegmatites of the lithium- and phosphate-rich type, and is mined as a source of both lithium and phosphorous. Crystals may be enormous in size. Most “amblygonite” from granite pegmatites, especially from crystal pockets, is in fact montebrasite. Gem grade crystals are usually yellow, greenish-yellow or lilac. They are attractive, and are sometimes faceted for collectors, but unfortunately too soft to wear as jewellery.
History and Tradition:
Named by August Breithaupt in 1817 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.