Septarian Nodules were formed between 50 to 70 million years ago. As a result of volcanic eruptions, dead sea life was chemically attracted to the sediment around them, forming mud balls. As the ocean receded, the balls dried and cracked. Due to their bentonite content they also shrank in size, creating the cracks inside. As decomposed shells seeped down into the cracks of the mud balls, calcite crystals formed. The outer thin walls of calcite then transformed into Aragonite. The name Septarian comes from the Latin word “septem”, meaning seven, because the mud balls had a tendency to crack in 7 points in every direction, thereby creating the distinctive pattern these nodules exhibit.
Said to instill patience, endurance, and toleration while supporting one in being present in life’s activities. It also assists one in being prepared for the twists and turns of life’s circumstances.
Septarian Nodules help one to recognize when they may be sharing too much personal information whether it be with a friend or on social media. This helps to preserve a level of privacy necessary in everyone’s life. It can also be extremely beneficial in keeping your privacy and maintaining your identity when in a committed relationship. When sharing your space and your life with someone it is easy to lose that sense of privacy but Septarian Nodule helps to keep it in tact.
The cracks within these stones are said to represent life’s journey and remind us that life is about the journey and not the destination.