Conch is a general name for number of species under the sea snail family.

The name generally indicates the larger sea snails with a unique shell containing points at both ends.

Its shell is often used on important religious practices in Hinduism. They use the shell as a wood instrument for significant rituals. During the worship they blow the shell of the conch while it is being accompanied by bells and a singing chorale. It is usually played in a temple or home. A popular story from a Hindu Epic states that a conch plays a significant part in the event of Dhruva. Armies will blow the conch shells as a sign of battle; this practice is well mentioned in some of India’s greatest epic battle. Vishnu also possesses a conch that indicates life that came out of the water that gives life.

In Buddhism conch is associated as a part of the 8 Auspicious Symbols. In Ancient Peru, Moche tribe often represent conch on their arts.

It is popularly known that if you place a conch shell to your ear, you will hear the sound of the ocean. This is caused by its cavity that resonates sound and produces a form of noise from its surroundings.

Conch is a symbol of speech and good intentions. This creature is teaching us to love unconditionally. Are you willing to sacrifice everything you have for the sake of your love one?

Conch is also a symbol of new beginning. Turning our back on our past dark life and starting anew. You are probably thinking of starting new things, and you want to forget your past life. Summon on its healing power and it will give you the courage to completely disregard your wrong doings.

It is also teaching us security, but not against threat, but more on having a secure attachment on ideas, opinions, work or relationship. Creating bonds does not happen overnight, it is a day to day experience with people surrounding you. Whether you can affect them in a good way, or even if you just made them smile by doing simple deeds. Bonds will grow stronger and stronger and will be cemented with love and trust.

This creature is asking as if we are staying true to our heart. Are we doing things because we like it, or are we doing it for the sake of others happiness? When is the last time you did something that made you truly happy? Conch wants us to experience our own happiness, there is a chance that you have given everything to them and left nothing on you. When a conch presented itself to you, perhaps it’s the best time to think about yourself.

Conch appears as an animal spirit when

  • You are no longer paying attention to your happiness
  • We are having difficulties in creating bonds.
  • When you are not doing your part to uphold truth.
  • When you are not giving a part of yourself in a relationship.
  • When we are traveling the darkest part of our life.

Call on conch as an animal spirit when

  • You want to stay true to yourself and you want to find the courage to tell others that these things make you happy.
  • We want to be attached to something.
  • When you hope to find the courage to speak the truth.
  • When you need to sacrifice something in order for the relationship to flourish
  • When we want to start a new phase of our life.

By Florance Saul
Mar 27, 2013