Color: shades of brown
Chakra(s): all chakras
About the stone: Ammonite fossils are usually found as 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 dream work, 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.
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.
Physical uses: Ammonites carries the vibration of safety in open waters and is a useful companion if you partake in a water-related sport or profession.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo