How Are Ammonites Used in Feng Shui?

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The inner "cosmic" spiral of the ammonite constantly circulates universal energy creating auspicious possibilities, opportunities and fresh outlook on life. Art Wolfe/Getty Images

Ammonites are considered a powerful feng shui cure, which basically means that ammonites can shift the energy of any space, be it home or office, to a much higher/better quality of energy.

They are not to be confused with feng shui crystals or stones. An ammonite is a fossilized, hard shell of an ancient, extinct mollusk. The look of the ammonite resembles tightly coiled horns of the ram.

The ammonite that is best to use for feng shui purposes is actually called ammolite, which is the gem quality part of ammonite, or the opalized fossil. It comes in many beautiful, rich iridescent colors that can create excellent feng shui energy in any space.

What Is Ammonite?

Ammonite is a fossil that is over 100 million years old. Just think of the energy an ammonite holds! For feng shui purposes the colorful ammolite has more power, here is a simple and clear ammonite definition to help you understand the difference between ammolite and ammonite.

"Ammolite is derived from the ammonite fossil. Just the right combination of heat and pressure created this geological phenomenon. It has been buried for the past 71 million years absorbing a substantial amount of both the Earth’s and the universe’s positive cosmic energy. It radiates this energy in every color of the visible spectrum." (Source:

Where Do Ammonites Come From?

Most of the ammonites on the market come from Madagascar, US, and Canada.

Specific Feng Shui Properties of Ammonite

Ammonite holds ancient energy vibrations, which brings a very different quality energy to any space. Added to the ancient presence is the shape of ammonite - a coil - which creates constant movement and circulation of energy. Feng shui-wise, ammonite is an excellent cure to bring a sense of stability, grounding, and protection to any space. A stability that is fresh and dynamic, not stale and stagnant.
When you add the element of color - and ammolite comes in a brilliant array of vibrant colors! - ammonite becomes a powerful energizing cure for specific bagua areas of your home or office.

Where to Place Ammonite for Good Feng Shui

If you have a big ammonite, it is best to place it in a bagua area that is either nourished or governed by the earth feng shui element. These are the following areas in your home or office: Southwest, Northwest, West, Northeast, East, Southeast and Center.

An exception can be made for an ammonite or ammolite in fiery red colors - in this case, you can use the ammonite to activate the South bagua area of your home (which is governed by the fire element). It is best not to place the ammonite in the North bagua area. The colorful ammolite brings a joyful, abundant source of energy that is solid, reassuring and always vibrant.

What Form of Ammonite to Choose

For feng shui purposes the best ammonite is the actual ammonite shell with the gem quality ammolite on it (pictured above). You can also use just ammonite fossils. Because they do not have the sparkling radiance of ammonite/ammolite combination, they will mostly create a grounding energy that is nurturing and solid.

An excellent choice is to gift yourself with ammolite jewelry! You can find astounding pieces with ammolite, be they rings, pendants, brooches or bracelets. Ammolite will unblock the energy flow in your body and strengthen your overall well-being. Plus, when you are not wearing the ammolite, your jewelry can become a gently energizing feng shui cure for any spot that you place it in your home!