Orthoceras fossils have been found dating back to the Ordovician period ( 400+ million years ago) and are the earliest recognisable 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 o f 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.
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.
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.