Trilobites, meaning "three lobes", are a fossil group of extinct marine arachnomorph arthropods that form the class Trilobita. Trilobites form one of the earliest known groups of arthropods. The first appearance of trilobites in the fossil record defines the base of the Atdabanian stage of the Early Cambrian period (521 million years ago), and they flourished throughout the lower Paleozoic era before beginning a drawn-out decline to extinction when, during the Devonian, all trilobite orders except the Proetids died out. Trilobites disappeared in the mass extinction at the end of the Permian about 252 million years ago. The trilobites were among the most successful of all early animals, roaming the oceans for over 270 million years.
Fossils are a wonderful tool to assist you in moving from the old to the new and to be receptive to the fresh, innovative forces that are available to you. Fossils can assist you in your quest for transition, transformation and personal growth, helping you to understand the process of change. They can help you instil quality and excellence in your environment.
Trilobite fossils have been found in human cultural sites as old as 50,000 years and may have been the first fossils ever collected. Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman tombs have yielded trilobite fossils with drill holes indicating that they were worn as amulets. Metaphysical practitioners believe that trilobite fossils promote leadership and management skills, and assist in development of strength and perseverance.
The trilobite can promote both leadership and management skills, allowing one to rule lovingly and with patience and fortitude. It assists in the development of patience, strength, and perseverance, allowing one to recognize the desired course and to maintain the pathway which will produce the desired goal. It is an example for humanity that one may be in charge of the world, and still, virtually, be required to "sit in the mud".