Spiraling into the Center
Affirmation: I know the truth in the center of myself. All the answers lie within. Ancient knowledge and wisdom are available to me. I recall my dreams when I wake and use them as tools to help guide me in my waking life.
Color: shades of brown
Chakra(s): all chakras
About the stone: Ammonite fossils are usually found as a spiral (ram horned) shaped calcite fossilized shells. In some localities, the ammonites have an iridescent quality formed by a nacreous layer of aragonite with other impurities.
Astrological sign(s): Aries
Mohs scale: 4–5.5
Spiritual uses: Ammonite is a fossil from an extinct group of invertebrate marine animals. The spiraling structure of this fossil provides a tool for spiraling into the center of your own consciousness through various means like dreamwork, meditation, spiral dance, and walking a labyrinth or a medicine wheel.
Mental uses: Ammonite assists you in reaching in to examine the deeper recesses of your mind. Gaze at this fossil and follow the spirals to encourage your mind to go within to find answers, uncover truths, and deepen your connection with your own consciousness. It is helpful for resolving problems or issues by getting to the center of the challenge.
Emotional uses: Named for a Greco-Egyptian deity named Ammon, ammonite assists you when it is necessary to just ram ahead and delve into the past to uncover the source of emotional trauma. With this fossil on hand, bring the challenge into the light, observe it, and allow the light to transform and transmute stuck emotions and feelings that hold you back from achieving your full potential.
Divine guidance: Are you spiraling round and round? Are you trying to find the answers to a situation in your life? This stone signals a time to stop, go within and allow yourself to step into the deep recesses of your mind and emotions to uncover the truth. It can be helpful to go to the ocean or a body of water to take the time to reflect.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo