What is Calcite?
Calcite is a relatively soft stone with a 3 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. It is one of the most common minerals on Earth. It is the main mineral in Limestone and metamorphic Marble.
The Types of Calcite
Blue Calcite is a soft blue stone often showing white patches.
Dogtooth Calcite is a four sided pointed crystals reminiscent of canine teeth.
Green Calcite varies from waxy to matte color, mottled with white matrix.
Golden Calcite or Yellow Calcite is a translucent stone with a rich yellow to a honey gold tone. It often shows shiny inclusions and rainbow sheen.
Honey Calcite is a waxy stone varying from light yellow to a rich honey gold.
Nail Head Calcite occurs when Calcite crystals have six sides and flattened tops.
Orange Calcite helps to uplift the emotions.
Red Calcite ranges from a light red to a brick red, waxy to matte finished rock.
White Calcite comes in pure white and a translucent white known as Iceland Spar or Optical Calcite. Iceland Spar can refract light twice, and can therefore show items placed under the stone as doubled.
Metaphysical Properties of Calcite
As you can see, there is a type of Calcite for each of the Chakras, so you can make a whole Chakra healing set if you gather the right stones.
White Calcite accesses inner enlightenment and mental growth. Its high calcium content encourages healthy bones, skin, hair, nails and teeth. Use White Calcite to balance the Crown Chakra.
Blue Calcite helps soothe the emotions. Use Blue Calcite to balance the Third Eye or Throat Chakra.
Green Calcite is used for relieving emotional stress. Use Green Calcite to strengthen the Heart Chakra.
Honey or Yellow Calcite provides a warming sun energy to uplift the emotions. Use Honey Calcite to open and balance the emotions at the Solar Plexus Chakra.
Orange or Golden Calcite helps regulate the hormones. It warms the Sacral Chakra for a state of balance at an emotional level.
Red Calcite activates the emotions. Use Red Calcite to balance the Root Chakra.
Sheila's Personal Experience with Calcite
Personally, I love Calcite that shows off its colors deep and bold like a hearty Golden Calcite. I am particularly drawn to deep, yellow toned Calcites as these are uplifting in both color and energies. As you may know, yellow stones activate and strengthen the Solar Plexus, or our emotional Chakras, balancing our moods and allowing us to operate sanely in our every day.
I also have a Honey Calcite crystal that has been polished into a large platter that I use for both aesthetic beauty and a lifting of the emotions. My guests feel happy when they see bright colored stones in my home and thus the mood of the moment is equally elevated!
Lisa's Experience with Calcite
Like Sheila, my favorite Calcite is Golden Honey Calcite. I like the type that has clear layers to show off internal rainbows and sheen. I prefer it in the sphere form.
I have a big chunk of opaque Orange Honey Calcite in my office. I think it's designed to be a book end or something, but it's holding some work items in place. When I look at it, I feel like there is a slice of sunshine in the room.
Magical Incantation of Calcite
This is a message from Calcite from Doreen Virtue and Judith Lukomski's book "Crystal Therapy":
"We're a family of colors united as the people of the earth. Each of us is different at first glance, yet we're much the same upon deeper review. We carry the history of being within us: Shaped in the cradle of the earth by water and air, we bring emotions to light. Today we ask you to partake in a journey of exploration as brothers and sister, with trust and understand. Peel back the layers of emotional sediment to openly reveal your magical essence."
Calcite Jewelry & Stones
Calcite is an abundant stone so it's pretty affordable in all of its formations. It is easy to carve and polish, so you will find Calcite in shiny hearts, balls, eggs, wands and other intriguing shapes. The variety in Calcite colors makes it appealing to all tastes. Available in pale pinks, deep yellows, optical whites, baby blues and many other hues, Calcite is an absolute joy for the Collecting masses. How many Calcite colors do you have?
As for Calcite jewelry, you don't find too much of the crystal in beaded form as it has to be waxed or coated to last wear and tear. As a consequence, Calcite jewelry can be pricier than its polished figurine counterparts. But, its soft energies and muted tones can really enhance your outfits and keep you swimming in emotional calm.
What's your favorite form of Calcite?
Do you have a favorite Calcite color? What have you used Calcite for?
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