Ammonite the Fossil - now extinct, the ammonite mollusc 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 fossilised ammonite. In India, ammonite fossils are identified with the god Vishnu and are used in various ceremonies. 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". 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.
Ammolite the Gemstone - is an opal-like organic gemstone found primarily along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains of North America. It is made of the fossilized shells of ammonites, which in turn are composed primarily of aragonite, the same mineral contained in nacre, with a microstructure inherited from the shell. It is one of few biogenic gemstones; others include amber and pearl. In 1981, ammolite was given official gemstone status by the World Jewellery Confederation, the same year commercial mining of ammolite began.
Ammonites can be distinguished their shape which looks like a coil with a wide mouth. The chambered part of the ammonite shell is called a phragmocone. It contains a series of progressively larger chambers, called camerae that are divided by thin walls called septa. Only the last and largest chamber, the body chamber, was occupied by the living animal at any given moment. As it grew, it added newer and larger chambers to the open end of the coil.
Ammolite is a rare, gem-quality, iridescent material. It's cut from the fossilized shells of extinct ammonites and found only in the Bearpaw Formation in Alberta, Canada. With a wide range of dazzling colors and patterns, this organic gemstone is highly desired for freeform natural cabochons and assembled jewelry pieces.
Ammolite “naturals” are freeform cabochons with a non-coated hand finish. They're backed by the original shale of the fossil.
Doublets are freeform cabochons bonded to a backing.
Ammolite triplets are usually constructed on a dark gray wafer of natural shale below a thin layer of ammolite. On top, there's usually a calibrated cap of optical quartz or synthetic spinel. This structure allows the ammolite to show the most brilliant flash while protecting it in a setting durable enough for everyday jewelry wear.
As Ammonite and Ammolite are essentially the same, one being the fossil and the other being the shell of the fossil, they have the similar healing qualities. I have placed the information on both under the following headings.
Ammonite and physical health
Physically ammonite is excellent for anything that needs structure and clarity, relieving birth trauma that interferes with the energy flow.
This stone is ideal as an earth healing stone.
Ammonite is helpful for overall well being and longevity, depression, labour pains, cell metabolism, osteomyelitis and tinnitus.
Ammolite awakens Kundalini energy and cellular memory. It stabilises the pulse and overcomes degenerative disorders.
It supports the cranium and inner ear, lungs and limbs
ammonite and your feelings
Ammonite will bring about a circulation of energy, making you feel more stable, protected, and grounded in your life.
It will also do the same to any space that this stone is placed.
Ammonite's energies will provide you with a kind of stability that’s dynamic.
Ammolite is a stone that will convert all your energies that you receive into love and positivity.
This stone will deepen your meditative experience, enhance your moods, relieve any kind of trauma, and boost your stamina.
When you wear an Ammolite pendant, it will also help you achieve balance in your body, mind, and spirit.
It will help you reach a healthy and serene state.
Carry a piece of Ammolite with you or wear it as jewelry to attract more good luck and financial prosperity.
IMAGES OF AMMONITE FOSSIL & AMMOLITE SHELL
ammonite and the mind
Psychologically ammonite stimulates your survival instincts and the knowledge that you will get there if you persevere. Ammonite encourages you to seek and achieve personal power in your life.
Feng Shui masters call ammonite the seven colour prosperity stone.
It is believed that it stimulates the flow of qi, life force through the body.
This stone is exceedingly fortunate and it is suggested that you keep one in your home to bring wealth, health, vitality and happiness.
If placed in the business premises it will promote beneficial business dealings.
When worn, ammolite will impart charisma and sensuous beauty to the wearer.
When you place a piece of Ammolite inside your home, you can transform any negative energy present and bring in more peace and harmony.
ammonite and the spirit
Ammonite activates metaphysical powers and inter-dimensional exploration.
Ammonite has the souls path encoded within it and it a useful support for rebirthing.
This stone takes you deep into your centre and into completion.
lt activates personal empowerment and the spiritual will.
Ammonite converts negative energy into a gently flowing positive spiral.
This stone is a powerful Karmic cleanser, if placed on the third eye this stone releases your mental obsessions and past life imperatives.
Ammonite will help to bring tradition and character to a newly built house. They also create an organised home and increase domestic harmony. At work, Ammonite brings long lasting success and stability to new or high-tech firms.
Use Ammonite in rituals to represent the earth element. It is excellent as a past-life and past-worlds focus, for Atlantean and Lemurian visualisations and for an increased intuitive understanding of crystals and stones.
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ammonite and the Chakras
If the earth star chakra is out of balance you may feel disconnected to the earth and the people around you. You might be suffering from hallucinations, anxiety from unknown origins or feel no connection with the Divine.
If the base chakra is out of balance you may be belligerent and aggressive toward others. With this stone in hand, you are able to relieve the symptoms of ADHD or ADD. It will reduce the desire to be overly possessive, craving continual excitement or manipulative.
Use this stone to awaken your awareness of your past life talents and ease unwanted fears.
It will balance the circulatory, reproductive system and increase the function of your lower limbs and pelvis.
ammonite and the seven Auric bodies
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z