Ammonite is often used for stability in life. This is actually a fossilized creature that resembled a snail, over 65 million years old. It is now a helpful stone which offers a sense of relaxation. It is believed that Ammonite brings stability and order in life, and eases spiritual growth and development. It is useful for professions that require accuracy and analytical thinking. Ammonite is a stone of protection. It provides for insight and it helps to assist one in seeing the “whole picture.” Since it is associated with the Root Chakra, it encourages ones survival instincts and is grounding.
For Grounding & Protection
In medieval Europe, fossilised ammonites were thought to be petrified coiled snakes, and were called “snakestones” or, in medieval England, “serpentstones“. They were considered evidence for the actions of saints, such as Hilda of Whitby, and Saint Patrick, and were held to have healing or oracular powers.
In Feng Shui, ammonites are associated with the scales of the mythical creature “Chi Lin” Therefore, it is said to be a powerful wealth stone and brings prosperity, grandeur and illustrious sons, similar to the potency of the Chi Lin.
Associated Crystal: fossil
Symbol: Spiral, Fibonacci sequence, The Golden Ratio
Color: Black, Brown
Chakra: Root Chakra
Element: Earth, Water
Flowers: Spiral Flower
Oils: Red Mandarin, “Snake oil”
Gods/Goddesses: Ammon Ra, Chi Lin, Vishnu, St. Patrick, St. Hilda of Whitby
Planet: Mars, Jupiter
Zodiac: Aries, Sagittarius
Tarot: Moon, Death, Devil
“From Within” Meditation
This exercise involves going into the very center of your being. Using any stone that comes deep from within the Earth, (volcanic stones, fossils, mountain stones, fault stones), will help you connect on an outer level. Crystals from deep within the earth that journey to the surface, have the same process as our inner thoughts, which manifest outward.
This exercise involves going into the very center of your being. Close your eyes, breathe deeply and regularly, and imagine that you are going deep, deep into a well within your center. Read more here
Physical Connection & Ammonite
Now extinct, the ammonite mollusk was a shelled cephalopod, usually appearing in a coiled, spiral shape. The extinction of ammonites coincided with the extinction of dinosaurs. Ammonites inhabited the world’s oceans and now appear as fossils in marine rocks. Because of their rapid evolution and wide distribution, ammonite fossils provide a useful tool for indexing and dating rocks.
It is said that the original discus used by the ancient Greeks in their Olympics was in fact a fossilized ammonite. They are mostly collected in Nepal, from the bed of the River Gandaki where it cuts through Jurassic sediments. These fossils are known as “shaligram shila” and are believed by Hindus to be a concrete manifestation of God or Vishnu. The word ammonite is derived from Ammon, an Egyptian god who took the form of a ram. Ammonites are similar in appearance to a ram’s horn.
Cleansing & Charging Ammonite
~ Cleansing a crystal is always a good idea to rid it of energies (negative or otherwise) that it may have picked up during handling and excessive use.
~ Charging a crystal is bringing its energy levels back up, after use and cleansing. Like re-charging a battery after it has lost its energy. A great way to do this (and remind you that it is time to do so) is during a full moon.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 8
The Power of Color
Color plays a major role in determining how your crystal can help you. A crystal’s color is due to its combination of minerals, which give it it’s own personality. It contributes in what attracts you to it. The psychological aspects of color determine how a crystal’s healing properties work.