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Named for Ammon, the Egyptian god of Procreation and Life, these ancient marine mollusks (cephalopods) were similar to the modern squid, octopus and nautiloids. Ammonites became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous Period some 65 million years ago after a 330 million year survival on earth.

The legend of Ammolite originally comes from the Blackfoot Native Americans. The story begins centuries ago, during an unusually harsh winter when the tribe was on the brink of starvation. Legend tells of a Blackfoot woman, sent to gather firewood, who followed the sound of a beautiful voice that led her to a rainbow-colored gemstone hidden in a cave. The voice instructed the woman to take the gem back to the tribe, telling her that the sacred stone would bring with it enough buffalo to sustain the tribe through the winter. She carried the stone back to her people, and the next morning the tribe awoke to the sound of a buffalo herd. The tribe survived the winter, and ever since Ammolite has been referred to as the “buffalo stone” and considered a symbol of abundance and good health.
Today, Ammolite is treasured not only by jewelry lovers but also by practitioners of the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui. Each of Ammolite’s seven brilliant colors has a special significance within Feng Shui, and it is known as the “Seven Color Prosperity Stone.” Much like as the Blackfoot tribe believed in the power of the sacred “buffalo stone,” Feng Shui masters claim that Ammolite promotes prosperity, health, and good fortune.Ammonite is used as a Meditation stone.

It is a protective stone giving stability and structure to one’s life. Aids in the birth process.
The Navajo people carried Ammonites in their medicine bags for health and good hunting. During the middle ages Ammonites were called Draconites due to the belief that they came from the heads of dragons. Another name is “snakestone”, which was popular among occult circles. In England today, as in ancient history, the Ammonite is considered to be a stone that grants miracles.For nearly 330 million years, they were abundant in all of the oceans until they suddenly became extinct, around the same time as the demise of the Dinosaurs.

Because of their literal connection to the past, fossils support longevity, memory, and past life recall. They are also used to contact spirit guides, honor ancestors, or connect to ancient sources of knowledge. Ammonites are especially well suited for past life work since they are used as an index fossil. They help date the rock layers in which they are found because of their wide distribution, large numbers, and specific time span.
Ammonites only lived in the last chamber of their shell, using their phragmacone to stay afloat. Sometimes we are so focused on the future or the past, including our past lives, we neglect today. Use ammonites to regain perspective on the present, to integrate information about the past or potential future, or reorient after altered states of consciousness like shamanic journeying.
Abundance: Ammonites represent abundance in several cultures. The Zeus and horn connection even suggests the cornucopia (Latin, “horn of plenty”). One variety of ammonites is named after it. When he was an infant, Zeus was hidden in a cave from his tyrannical father Cronus. A goat named Amalthea nursed him. When he accidentally broke off one of her horns, it became a symbol of divine generosity, overflowing with food and drink.
Aligning the Chakras: Energy follows the structure of a material, producing a similar effect within us. An ammonite shell is a series of chambers, connected together by the siphuncle tube, which regulated the balance of water and gas in each section. The chakra system is very similar. In the original Hindu and Buddhist models, spiritual energy flows through the subtle body along channels called nadi (Sanskrit, “flow, river, conduit”). The body has three main nadi, one in the spinal column and two that wrap around it. The chakras occur where they intersect.
Because of this structural similarity, ammonite and nautilus fossils are used to adjust the flow of energy in the nadi, aligning the chakras. In most nautilus species the siphuncle tube is centrally located. In most ammonite species, it is found along the bottom of the chambers instead. This suggests that a nautilus is better suited for the central nadi and an ammonite the side channels, although either can be used. They can even be combined to balance the entire system. However the snake symbolism of ammonites associates them with kundalini, which is produced in the central channel by joining together the energies of the side ones.
Balancing the Chakras: In many spiritual traditions clockwise motion is used to open and counter clockwise is used to close. Clockwise vs. counterclockwise is always a matter of perspective. On one side of an ammonite, moving from the mouth to the center of the shell is clockwise, on the other side, counterclockwise. From the center to the mouth instead is reversed. A chakra that is too open or too closed is out of balance. Running energy through an ammonite in a specific direction can help regulate a chakra: out or clockwise to help open, in or counterclockwise to help close.
 Healing Properties: Ammonites were used historically for fertility, pregnancy, and birth in both people and animals. Fossils in general are related to Saturn, astrologically oriented healers recommend them for parts of the body ruled by it like the legs, bones, joints, teeth, skin, and hair. Because they come from the ocean, ammonites are also linked to the Moon, which rules the breasts, stomach, digestive system, and womb.
Healers who use the modern chakra system instead associate fossils with the Root Chakra. Because most ammonites are brown, reddish orange, to golden yellow in color, they connect to the Root (brown and red), Second (orange), Third (yellow), and Crown (gold) Chakras. They support parts of the body below the heart and the top of the head.