Monday, April 25, 2011

About Stones: Abalone Shell

Astrological Sign: Pisces

Chakra: Root, Solar Plexus

Lore: Abalone shells are used to enhance smudging activities. The shells, one of the earliest forms of wealth, were revered by ancient tribes as magical gifts from the sea. They stimulate fertility of mind and body, improving self-image and physical power.

Biology: Abalone are mollusks with one-piece shells. They belong to the genus Haliotis which means "sea ear." They are rounded or oval with a row of respiratory pores along one side.

Locality: Mexico, Philippines.