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|Most commonly found in Morocco, Ammonites are fossilized snail-like creatures from long ago. They are characterized primarily by their coiled symmetrical, spiraling shells that often display ridges and grooves along the exterior. On the interior of the shell is a perfect spiral pattern that can contain fossilized minerals within it.
Ammonite’s name is said to originate from the Egyptian god Amun (also spelled Ammon or Amen) as it represented his spiraling horn and is also derived from the Greek word for “horn”. It was known as one of the most holy stones in ancient Greece as well due to its ability to bring about prophetic dreams. The Blackfoot Tribe of North America referred to Ammonite as “Buffalo Stone” and used it as protection from negative spirits. These fossils were also used for protection during the Middle Ages as they were thought to be dragon heads that would protect from magic when fastened to the left arm.
As an ancient fossil, Ammonite holds the ancient knowledge of Earth within it. Gazing into its spirals can take one even beyond the origins of the Earth and into the structure of the Universe itself. Ammonite’s shape resembles the number 9 and carries the vibrations of this number within it. It is a stone of completion that represents all things in creation (and in life) coming full circle. These fossils promote structure and offer great clarity, especially in the realm of one’s life path. They are karmic cleansers that guide one into alignment with their individual life path and provide insight on one’s importance in the big picture of the universe.