Ammonites were predatory marine cephalopods that jetted around the world’s oceans preying on smaller forms of marine life for nearly 330 million years. Abundant in prehistoric oceans ammonites were able to swim, due to the unique construction of their shell, which was divided into a series of air chambers. The shells of ammonites grew as a logarithmic spiral, a pattern that appears often in nature. Its spiral shape is said to symbolize continual change and evolution.
Hardness: 3.5-4 Composition:CaCO3 Chakra: Root & Third Eye
Trilobites were remarkable, hard-shelled, segmented creatures that existed over 520 million years ago in the Earth’s ancient seas. An extinct arthropod, Trilobites are distant relatives of modern lobsters, horseshoe crabs and spiders. They existed for approximately 300 million years, and are one of the key signature creatures of the Paleozoic Era, the first era to exhibit the complex life forms that established the foundation of life as it is today!
Chakras: Root Source: Morocco, Utah
root + ground
Petrified wood, literally “wood turned into stone”, is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. It is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to stone by the process of per mineralization. The organic materials have been replaced with minerals while retaining the original structure of the stem tissue. Unlike other types of fossils which are typically impressions, petrified wood is a three-dimensional representation of the original organic material. Many people like to use petrified wood to help connect to prehistoric energies of Earth!
Hardness: 7 Crystal System: Trigonal Chakras: Root & 3rd eye Source: Madagascar, Indonesia
support + nurture
Septarian formed during the Cretaceous period, 50 to 70 million years ago as volcanic eruptions caused decomposing sea life to have a chemical attraction for the sediment around them, forming mud balls. As the ocean receded, the mud balls were left to dry and crack in the sun. The concretions are primarily a combination of Limestone (grey), Aragonite (brown), & Calcite (yellow). Septarian is used to enhance and nurture communication with groups, making it much easier to speak clearly and kindly. An excellent grounding stone, Septarian is said to support self- nurturing, caring about others and caring for the Earth.
Hardness: 3.5-4 Crystal System: Trigonal Chakras: Root
PATIENCE & RELIABILITY
AMMONITE FOSSILS From the Paleozoic era to the end of the cretaceous era, Ammonites jetted around the world’s oceans preying on smaller forms of marine life. For nearly 330 million years, they were abundant in all of the oceans until they suddenly became extinct, around the same time as the demise of the dinosaurs, 65 million years ago.Ammonites were cephalopods (predatory marine mollusks) similar to the modern Squid, Octopus and chambered Nautilus. Ammonites were able to swim, thanks to the unique construction of their shell, which was divided into a series of air chambers. The air in the chambers provided buoyancy for animal to float, like modern cephalopods, they probably moved through the water using jet propulsion. The Ammonite animal lived in the last chamber of the shell. The rest, the inner chambers, were filled with gas or fluid which was used to control buoyancy and movement.
Source: Brazil, Tibet
GROUNDING & PROTECTIVE
A powerful mental healer, balancing right and left hemispheres of the brain and transmuting negative thought patterns into positive ones, Tourmaline assists in understanding oneself, and others, taking you deep into your inner being, promoting self-confidence, and diminishing fear. *Forms as veins in igneous rock when volcanic water mixed with sea water
Chakra: Root Source:Brazil, Afghanistan
Source: Lwena, Southern area, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
An excellent auric cleanser, this is an exceptional stone for meditation and communication.. Just gazing or meditationing with chrysocolla will help you to accept with serenity situations that are constantly changing, invoking great inner strength. It is beneficial to relationships that have become rocky,stabilizing and healing both the home and personal interaction. Chakra: Throat Source: Afghanistan, Peru
This stone relieves emotional trauma, heartburn, indigestion, stomach cramps and stress-related ailments. Place it on your computer to absorb negative energy from your work environment, making sure to cleanse it frequently. Paired fluorite crystals enhance partnerships and co-operation at home and at work!
Location: China, Myanmar
Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration.
Chakra: Root Source: Canada, China
LABRADORITE SELF TRUST & TRANSFORMATION
The name comes from the Labrador peninsula of Canada, where the mineral was first discovered. In Inuit lore, it is said to contain the trapped brilliance of the Northern Lights and in Finland, it was often used by shamans in ritual work. Healing: A powerful protector, labradorite deflects negative thoughts and unwanted energy and banishes insecurity and fear. It calms an overactive mind, dispels illusions and balances rational thinking with intuition. Emotionally, it supports self-trust and stability in times of transition.
Source: Madagascar Chakra: Third Eye
Malachite a powerful cleanser for the emotional body. It mercilessly shows what is blocking spiritual growth, drawing out deep feelings, breaking unwanted ties and outworn patterns, teaching how to take responsibility for your actions, thoughts, feelings.
An important protection stone, Malachite absorbs negative energies and pollutants from the environment and the body, soaking up plutonium and radiation and clearing electromagnetic smog.
Chakra: Heart Locations: D.R.Congo
Iron Pyrite is an excellent energy shield. It blocks our negative energy and pollutants at all levels including infectious diseases. Pyrite is a very positive stone. It overcomes inertia and feelings of inadequacy. It facilitates tapping into abilities and potential, stimulating the flow of ideas.
A piece of Iron Pyrite placed on a desk energizes the area around it! This stone teaches how to see behind a façade to what is, and promotes diplomacy.
Chakra: Lower Chakra Sources: Britain, North America, Chile, Peru
Source: India, Madagascar
SEPTARIAN NODULES Septarians formed between 50 to 70 million years ago. As a result of volcanic eruptions, dead sea life was chemically attracted to the sediment around them, forming mud balls. As the ocean receded, the balls dried and cracked. Due to their bentonite content they also shrank in size, creating the cracks inside.
Healing: An excellent support for self-nurturing, caring about others, and caring for the earth. It incubates ideas and assists in bringing them to fruition, and harmonizes emotions and intellect with the higher mind
Chakra: Root & Sacral Sources: Madagascar, Utah