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Keywords: Grounding ~ Stability
Hardness: 3 - 4
Zodiac: Sagittarius, Scorpio
Chakra: Root, Sacral
Planet: Earth
Element: Water
Locations Found: Worldwide
Tarot Card: The Magician

Metaphysical & Spiritual Properties

Ammonite is said to be a grounding stone that can help to root its wearer to the earth, providing a sense of stability and security. It is also believed to stimulate the root and sacral chakras, helping to increase one’s sense of creativity, sexuality, and passion. Additionally, Ammonite is believed to have a strong connection to the past and is said to help its wearer to access ancient wisdom and knowledge.

The Ammonite has an incredible chakra representation; within the shell is a series of chambers with the siphuncle tube (which regulated the balance of water and gas in each section) connecting each of the chambers; the chakra system is actually quite similar. Energy flows in a spiral – the Ammonite shell is in the form of a spiral. Ammolites (the thin, iridescent layers of the ammonites shell) carry the full seven color spectrum of the chakra system, associated with each of the first seven chakras.

Ammonite shells resemble the subtle body, with its chambers and connective tube. The chakra system has three main currents: one along the spine and two that wrap around it. The major and minor chakras are located where they intersect. This suggests running energy through an ammonite could help regulate the subtle body, balancing and aligning the chakra system. A chakra that is too open or too closed is out of balance; running energy in a specific direction can help regulate a chakra. Placing them at the site of suspected blockages could be beneficial, helping to get that energy flowing once again.

Its spiral shape symbolizes continual change and evolution. Ammonites have absorbed cosmic energy over eons of time and help to stimulate the life force within, while also helping one to find and work with their life path energies – assisting one in finding the proper way down the coiled, spiral spiritual pathway to the Highest Self.

History & Folklore

Noted by humankind since Biblical times, they were first called “Ammon’s Stones” due to their resemblance to the rams horns of Ammon, the ancient Egyptian God of life and procreation. In the Middle Ages, Ammolite was known as Draconites – due to their bright colors and what was considered a bizarre appearance, they were thought to be stones stolen from a dragon’s head.

They have been collected and prized for their aesthetic and geometrical beauty for thousands of years. It wasn’t until the late 1700’s that it was generally accepted that these “rocks” were the remains of once-living organisms.

Geological Information

Ammonite is a fossil that is millions of years old and is believed to have once been a species of marine mollusk. This ancient creature was part of the cephalopod group, which also includes modern-day creatures such as squids, chambered nautilus and octopuses. Ammonites are recognizable by their characteristic spiral shells, which are typically found in sedimentary rocks such as shale and sandstone.

They died out along with the dinosaurs at the close of the Cretaceous period some 65 million years ago. Their existence on Earth lasted for 330 million years and their hard shells are found as fossils in most countries throughout the world.

Ammonites grew naturally in the Fibonacci sequence, growing out of one chamber and moving into the next. As part of the fossilization process, their shells are preserved in beautiful formations of Calcite and Aragonite.

Works Well With...

Ammonite is a fossil that works well with other grounding stones such as Black Tourmaline or Hematite. It can also be paired with Citrine to promote abundance and prosperity, or Amethyst to enhance its calming properties.

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