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Conch shell - Muricidae, M size

Conch shell - Muricidae, M size

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Conch shell - Muricidae, M size

The beautiful spiral shells of sea snails belong to the echinoderms ( Muricidae ), which is a family of molluscs belonging to the narrow-tongued snails. Species e.g. Rapana Venosa & Dicathais orbita. The shells have been polished by the movement of the seabed and they have acquired a very beautiful patina. About 100mm to 55mm in size. Conch shells are sold individually.

Symbol meaning

Sea snails are born in the depths of the seas and they offer a symbolic connection to the ocean's endless energy, constant movement, representing the beginning of all life . As each conch is its own unique individual, it helps us see the uniqueness of our own lives. Clams and shells may have cracks, be missing parts, or have lost some of their original color. Thus, they remind us that life is not always perfect. Conchs and shells have been an important part of different religions and spirituality throughout the ages, serving as symbols and even ritual objects in, among other things, Christianity, Hinduism, among the indigenous peoples of the Americas and the Pacific, and in the Mediterranean. Conch shells are associated with, among other things, the Omphalos, the pole of the world in ancient Greece, and have been carved into ancient monuments around the world. The characteristic spiral structure of seashells is created in nature according to the rule of the golden section. Their spiral shape creates a force vortex that weaves energy outwards or inwards. It reminds you of the cycle of life, spiritual growth, change and the journey to your inner self. For those who believe in rebirth, seashells represent a new beginning.

 

Ritual use

On the altar, shells and conch represent the element of water and are placed in the west, with earth in the north, air in the east and fire in the south. Surround your sacred circle with conch or clam shells and call upon the powers of the moon to help you achieve your goals or let go of things that no longer serve you. Use conch and clams during the Purifico phase to amplify the healing power of the water. 

It is recommended to buy the amount that best suits your desired purpose. Below are the meanings of numbers 1-10 according to the Pythagorean number symbolism:

  1. (Monad) the beginning of all that exists. Symbolizes unity, inspiration and beginnings.
  2. (Dyad) symbolizes opposites, dualism, the world of matter and choices.
  3. (Triad) is the uniting element of opposites and the number of spiritual development and growth. Represents growth and trinity.
  4. (Tetrad) the organized form of the atmospheric world. Symbolizes stability, order and structure.
  5. (Pentad) number of human perfection. Also depicts change and instability.
  6. (Hexadi) number of wisdom and intelligence. Symbolizes problem solving, adapting activities to match goals and communication.
  7. (Heptad) the number of development which combines the number 3 of growth and the number 4 of concrete manifestation. The number of reflection, evaluation and spirituality.
  8. (Ogdoadi) number of action, movement and achievement. Symbolizes action on a sure footing.
  9. (Ennead) is the number of inner growth and creativity. Symbolizes powerful and unrestricted expression, as well as the approach of graduation.
  10. (Decade) symbolizes completion, the end of a cycle and renewal. Unlimited eternal continuation.

Note! Conch and mussel shells are natural products, j so each of them is its own unique individual. Because of this, colors, shapes and brightness may vary. Light brings out their natural beauty best. Trust that the songs selected by intuition for you resonate best with your personal purpose. From a Finnish private collection. We do not buy, sell or forward new clams, conch shells or their parts, and we do not accept illegal importation of these.

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