Crystal System: Fossil
Chakra: Base and Solar Plexus
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn and Virgo
Energy Vibration: 8
Source: Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Morocco, Russia, and USA
Beneficial For: Change, Exhaustion, Fresh Innovation, Low Energy, Moving from the Old to the New, Personal Growth, Reducing Tiredness, Transformations, and Transitions
Orthoceras lived during Ordovician epoch, over 400 million years ago, and are some of the earliest recognizable creatures in the fossil record. Ancient ancestors of the modern squid, this old school nautiloid is still considered to be one the most intelligent life forms in the oceans. Orthoceras ranged in size from a few inches to well over six feet. They moved very similarly to squids, paleontologists believe they could also crawl on the ocean floor, based on fossils and biomechanics. Most Orthoceras have been found in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Fossils are imprints of life forms where the soft tissue did not immediately decompose and instead was mineralized over many millions of years leaving a near perfect impression of the creature behind. Fossils have been found of animals, insects, plants and various other biological organisms throughout the world and from a number of different time periods allowing us to piece together a rough understanding of the environment and life forms that have evolved on earth over time.
In crystal healing, fossils are often thought to bring long life and abundance. Orthoceras holds earth energy, and reminds the user that light of day is waiting after dark. Fossils foster rebirth, discovery within. Orthoceras stimulates the mind, and leads to openness and innovation along with grounding. Orthoceras promotes knowledge expansion and empower accomplishments. Being from an ancient life, Orthoceras is ideal for healing past life injuries, and accessing past life information and lessons. It is infuses confidence in oneself, when worn and promotes business success. Specifically within chakra healing, orthoceras, enlightens the root chakra, inspiring one to strive for quality and excellence. Stimulating life force energy throughout the body orthoceras, keeps the body in balance, and enhances spiritual energy.