A Baculite is an ancient sea creature Ammonite with a straight shell instead of a spiraled shell. These creatures are found in Late Cretaceous Period marine rock which dates back to around 66 to 100 million years ago and they are related to the Squid and Octopus. This Baculite fossil shell has a well preserved outer layer of Nacre that has an amazing iridescent rainbow sheen.
Because of their literal connection to the past, fossils support longevity, memory, and past-life recall. They are also used to contact spirit guides, honor ancestors, or connect to ancient sources of knowledge. Ammonites only lived in the last chamber of their shell. The air-filled rooms of its past allowed it to float freely, but it only lived in its present hollow. We can use Ammonites to regain perspective on the present, to integrate information about the past or potential future, or reorient after altered states of consciousness like shamanic journeying.
Because they come from the ocean, shells are connected to the Moon, water, and feminine qualities of intuition, emotions, and the unconscious, as well as fertility, pregnancy and birth. Because ammonites are fossilized shells, they help transform the emotional past, releasing dysfunctional family patterns, childhood trauma, or suppressed feelings. Lunar materials are also associated with sleep, dreams, and techniques like lucid dreaming. This is especially true since they’ve historically been used for prophetic dreams.
Shells have long symbolized home, and much of ammonite terminology is domestic: each chamber is a camera, Latin "a vaulted room," and the dividers between them are septa, Latin, "walls." Because of this architectural connection, ammonites are used for the spiritual protection of a house. Since the animal moved from chamber to chamber as it grew, walling off the old ones, they support individuals selling a home, in the process of moving, or adjusting to a new location.
Ammonite and baculite fossils have long been used to adjust the flow of energy in the nadi, aligning the chakras. This suggests that a nautilus is better suited for the central nadi and an ammonite the side channels, although either can be used. They can even be combined to balance the entire system. However, the snake symbolism of ammonites associates them with kundalini.
Physically, Ammonites were used historically for fertility, pregnancy, and birth. Fossils, in general, are related to Saturn and are recommend for bones, joints, teeth, skin, and hair. Because they come from the ocean, ammonites are also linked to the Moon, which rules the breasts, stomach, digestive system, and womb.
Healers who use the modern chakra system instead associate fossils with the Root Chakra. Because most ammonites are brown, reddish-orange, to golden yellow in color, they connect to the Root (brown and red), Second (orange), Third (yellow), and Crown (gold) Chakras. They support parts of the body below the heart and the top of the head.