Deeply connected to the ancient and eternal, Ammonites have be revered and utilized by cultures throughout history. Learn more about the properties of Ammonite and the meaning of these special beings.
These mysterious little creatures went extinct as a result of the k-pg extinction event the marked the end of the Cretaceous period. No direct relatives of the Ammonite exist today, so little is known about their way of life. This makes their fossils all the more interesting to scientists. Interestingly, Ammonites are more closely related to squids than they are to the shelled sea dwellers that live today.
These fossils fascinated our ancient ancestors. In 79 AD, near Pompeii, Pliny the Elder called these fossils ammonis cornua meaning "horns of Ammon”. Ammon was an Egyptian god, depicted as wearing ram’s horns.
Opalized Ammonite and Ammolite
Ammolite is a trade name given to a thin iridescent aragonite shell material that is found on two species of extinct ammonite fossils Placenticeras meeki and Placenticeras intercalare. Ammolite is a rare and beautiful material, often carefully removed from the Ammonite and used for jewelry. It has beautiful rainbow iridescence. Some Ammonite Fossils are hand polished with the opalescent coating intact and called Opalized Ammonite.
Video Below Shows Rainbow Coloring of Opalized Ammonite Fossil
Ammonite Metaphysical Properties
Over the eons, Ammonite shells have absorbed the energies of the cosmic and can infuse the body with this lifeforce. Their spiral shape is a sign of the interconnectedness of all things and the divine or supreme plan of all life. Imbued with Earth Energy, these fossils help us connect with nature's healing power and grounds us, helping us sense our connection with all living things throughout time. It is thought to hold Ammonite shells while meditating can connect us to the knowledge of our ancient ancestors or from within our own past lives.
Ammonite is beneficial to those who build or design. It is an excellent companion for construction workers, contractors, architects or even graphic designers or interior decorators.
Ammonite Chakra Healing
Ammonite benefits the root chakra, and stimulates the third eye. It is both grounding and helps us connect to the spiritual realm through spiritual guides. The spiraled shape of the Ammonite is ideal for removing chakra blockages and re-opening chakras. Opalized Ammonite are thought to cleanse and purify the aura. while raising the overall energy within the body.
Ammonite Feng Shui and in the Home
Ammonites are highly valued in Feng Shui and thought to greatly improve the energy of any space. The spiral shape of the Ammonite keeps energy flowing, in constant movement. This movement prevents stagnant, negative energy from lingering, restores vitality and maintains prosperity.