Orthoceras fossils have been found dating back to the Ordovician period ( 400+ million years ago) and are the earliest recognizable animals. They are ancestors to the modern day squid. Even though they were among the earliest forms of life, this class of nautiloid is still considered to be one of the most intelligent forms of ocean life.
The Orthoceras ranged in size from a few inches in length to over six feet. They could swim as well as crawl on the ocean floor. By filling the chambers in their shells with air they could float through the seas propelling themselves by squirting jets of water. As they died their shells accumulated upon the ocean floor, then covered by sediments they transformed into stone over the ages. Having a long straight shell their fossils have an iridescent gemlike quality when polished. Orthoceras are commonly found in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
Fossils (from Latin fossus, literally ” having been dug up”) are the mineralized or otherwise preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms. In ancient times they were believed to be a gift from the stars and were revered by many cultures. Because of their age they have been used throughout the centuries as a talisman for protection and long life.
Fossils are a wonderful tool to assist you in moving from the old to the new and to be receptive to the fresh, innovative forces that are available to you. Fossils can assist you in your quest for transition, transformation and personal growth, helping you to understand the process of change. They can help you instil quality and excellence in your environment.
Orthoceras or Orthoceros is a lovely Energy Tool and is extensively used by Reiki Healers and Pranic Healers as it relates to the Mooladhara Chakra (Basic Chakra or Root Chakra) and Earth Element. It is said to enhance telepathy. It is used to treat age related issues, such as pain in the spine; to release fear related to getting old and can be utilized in the workplace to assist others to be more accepting of those who may be older than them. It is also used to access past life information; aids in overcoming fears generated in the past or during childhood; helps people who have been depressed to lift themselves out.
Healing Properties of Orthoceras Stone Crystal are openness, innovation, knowledge, grounding, increased confidence; simulates thymus; activates mind; reduces anxiety and stress; balances emotions; decreases toxins; increases life span; empowers accomplishments; promotes pride and success in business; and induces recognition of accomplishments.
Just as a fossil is an animal that died and sunk deep into the earth into the dark, it reminds people that in the darkness changes can occur so they can be reborn when they chose to change and come back to the light of day.
After the mandatory process of Cleansing, Energizing and Programming (based on the User’s Name, Date and Time of Birth), the Orthoceras can be carried in pocket, purse, handbag or suitcase. Alternatively they can be worn around the neck.
Orthoceras are known to raise telepathy.
Most of the people find it good to be placed at the workplace where it assists the beings in accepting the one who is quite older as compared to them. Even it accesses the information of the wearer’s past life. It helps in coming out of the fear which was born in the past or during the childhood days.
Magically you can use this fossil to bring more power to a spell or your magical work, as it carries millions of years of energy you can tap into.