It is often said that Orthoceras have protective properties. Spiritually many appreciate the sense of awe holding a fossil such as this can give, holding something that was last alive 400-500 million years ago.
Orthoceras means “straight horn”. Chambers lined the shell and as the soft body grew it would create a new chamber leaving the old behind. By filling a chamber with air it could achieve some buoyancy and through pushing water out could achieve a level of propulsion.
Fossils such as this remind us that energy is transmutable and cannot be destroyed and give us a sense of connection to ancient civilisations who would have also held fossils like these.