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Calcite Gemstone Properties


Calcite General Gemstone Details

ˈkal-ˌsīt
calcite pink

Stone of Humanity

Calcite is common worldwide, it is the principal component in limestone, marbles, as well as stalactites and stalagmites. Possibly found as a large transparent, colorless, complex crystals, or prismatic crystals intergrown with other different minerals.

Due to it’s soft presentation, it is generally not faceted except for collectors, generally crafted into stones or en cabochon. Considered a Holy Stone for the Land of Their Fathers, Native Americans consider the stone as a gift bestowed upon them by the Gods.

Calcite Scientific Properties


Calcite GeodeMohs Hardness of 3 with a trigonal crystal structure.

The calcium carbonate mineral Calcite is one of the most widely distributed minerals on the Earth’s surface. It is a common constituent of sedimentary rocks, limestone in particular. It is also the primary mineral in metamorphic marble.

It also occurs as a vein mineral in deposits from hot springs, and occurs in caverns as stalactites and stalagmites. Calcite is often the primary constituent of the shells of marine organisms (e.g. plankton, bivalves, etc.). Calcite represents the stable form of calcium carbonate. Aragonite will polymorph to Calcite at 470°C.

 

Calcite Mystical Properties

Colored Calcite

Calcite in general will amplify and increase energy. It is protecting, purifying, grounding and centering, that will assist in bringing one inner peace.

Blue Calcite is a calming stone that brings about stability. It will stimulate trust in oneself and enhance the memory. Quite helpful in calming frayed nerves. It also is told to be effective against laziness. Which also makes it a wonderful stone for students, as it helps retain lessons learned and amplifies learning. It will also foster enlightened discussion, and eases communication between people with opposing views.

Clear Calcite is said to amplify images to help one see double meanings that are hidden in common communication.

White Calcite will help to improve memory, support healing and augment the ability to astral travel when the awareness of how to do this with protection has been attained. Thought energy is amplified to specific body areas, so it is an excellent mineral to support healing through visualization and biofeedback. Will also enhance the body/mind connection.

Green Calcite is told to draw money towards its wearer, to increase success, prosperity, business and fertility of all kinds. It is an excellent stone for gardening and considered a stone of manifestation, as it has the ability to develop ‘increases’ in all areas of life. It will also enhance intuition and psychic abilities.

Yellow Calcite will stimulate the intellect, help one organize intellectual thoughts and information as well as boot one’s general energy level. From this it will naturally increase ones personal power and sense of self worth.
Honey Calcite is a stone that will gently amplify energy. It also assists in the challenges associated with change in general. It enhances psychic abilities, astral projection, and higher consciousness.

Orange Calcite will help to balance the emotions, remove fear, overcome depression, as well as simply dissolving problems standing in your way of achieving your highest potential. It is particularly helpful in removing phobias, as it will help to restore mental and emotional equilibrium.

Red Calcite is an energizing and detoxifying stone. It also has the ability to bring stability to one’s will, and increases inner strength. It assists with problem solving. It can also attract love. With it’s ability to ease and release fears, it calms the rushes of adrenaline caused by fear, which is particularly helpful to those who “do battle” in their every day lives.

Pink Manganocalcite (Pink Magnesium Calcite) is sometimes called the “Reiki Stone”. It has a gentle but powerful energy, and is an excellent complement to energy healing modalities such as Reiki because of its excellent properties of energy amplification.
Manganocalcite is a calming stone that eases and heals the heart chakra. It fills the heart with universal and self-love. It offers hope for the best. Manganocalcite heals inner child hurts and past abuse by filling one with a sense of motherly love.

Manganocalcite is a nurturing stone that helps us take care of ourselves. It enables us to accept love and have self-love, and act on and with loving behaviors. It is a high powered stress reliever that relieves anxiety, stress and tension. It also removes fears of all kinds and reduces nightmares.

Violet Calcite is a very soothing and calming stone, as it will help calm overactive emotions and thoughts, as well it can also help immensely with the grieving process.
Black Calcite is beneficial for relieving depression, heartbreak, anxiety over loss of employment, and handling unexpected changes. It helps you to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and assists with renewal and rejuvenation.

Gray Calcite is a stone that brings calm and peacefulness. It can help one remain detached from the chaos and over-emotionality in the day to day world. It can also help lessen the impact of karmic issues.
Black Calcite is beneficial for relieving depression, heartbreak, anxiety over loss of employment, and handling unexpected changes. It helps you to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and assists with renewal and rejuvenation.

 

 

Healing Properties of Calcite

  • Calcite
    Blue Calcite will stimulate the metabolism, strengthen the immune system, and stabilize the rhythm of the heart, which will also lower blood pressure, and dissolution of general pain.
  • Clear Calcite will physically reduce tension, heal the eyes and eyesight, as well as relief from migraine headaches.
  • Green Calcite will assist in stimulating the immune system and absorb negative energy (such as arthritis and bacterial infections). It is also quite helpful with bone adjustments, constrictions of the ligaments and of the muscles, including the heart.
  • White salmon or pink colored stone has beneficial effects on the whole body’s fluids.
  • Reddish-Brown will assist in healing and balancing the metabolism.
  • Orange Calcite will aid in healing the reproductive system. It will reduce mucous, and alleviate intestinal and gallbladder disorders.

When utilized for healing, Calcite should be cleansed once a month under warm running water and charged overnight among rock crystals.

 

Magical Properties of Calcite

calcite tower

Energy: Receptive
Element: Various (see below)
Planet: Various (see below)
Deities:
Powers:  Spirituality, Purification & Healing
Candle Color: Various (see below) 

Most all Calcite has the unique optical quality of double refraction. If one were to draw a line on a piece of paper, then place a piece of Calcite over the line, when looking through the stone, the line will appear to be doubled. This property is what allows calcite to be used in spell to “double the power” of the spell. It is placed on the alter or worn during magical rituals for this very purpose.

For general magical rites, use colors as follows:

Black  (Element: Earth, Candle: Black)
To aide in clearly seeing the truth, regardless of what it is. It will help in making plans to cover all aspects of a given situation.
Blue  (Element: Water Candle: Blue)
It is a healing stone when worn on the body, will balance the emotional state, removing blockages. When performing purification rituals, wear or use blue Calcite.
BrownGold or Yellow  (Element: Water, Planet: Neptune, Candle: Yellow)
To intensify clarity of life and events.
Green  (Element:Earth, Planet: Earth, Candle: Pale Green)
To attract money and prosperity into the home.
Orange  (Element: Earth, Planet: Sun, Candle: Orange)
Lends energy to the body when held, will help to reduce skepticism, as well as to protect.
Pink  (Element: Water, Planet: Venus, Candle: Pink)
Held in the hand, it is calming, centering and grounding, it is used for love rituals.
White or Clear  (Element:Air, Planet: Venus, Candle: Silver)
Will assist with spiritual awareness, aid in self love and feelings of worthiness, and is quite beneficial in meditation.
Gray will temporarily neutralize negative influences
Red will help to drain negative emotions from the body and the mind.
Violet will help to create peace and harmony.

Calcite Zodiac Association

calcite

Zodiac Stone of: Cancer

Associations: Moon

Birthstone: Not a Birthstone for any month

Symbolizes inner enlightenment and mental growth,  said to promote development, especially in children.

Chakra Classification for Calcite

calcite beads

Blue works particularly well on the 5th, Throat Chakra but will also work to balance and heal all chakras.
Greens and Pinks are highly effective on the 4th, Heart Chakra
Reddish-Brown should be utilized on the 3rd, Solar Plexus Chakra
Red will balance the 4th, Heart Chakra
White will help balance the 7th, Crown Chakra
Clear can be used to open and balance all the chakras.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Information Sources:
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, 2003
Love Is In The Earth by Melody, 1997
Wheels of Life
 by Anodea Judith, PhD, 2000
Crystal Enchantments by D.J. Conway, 1999
Smithsonian Handbooks Gemstones
 by Cally Hall, 1994
Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham, 2002
Chakra Healing & Karmic Awareness by Keith Sherwood, 2005
Jewelry & Gems for Self-Discovery by Shakti Carola Navran, 2008
The Illustrated Directory of Crystal Healing by Cassandra Eason, 2003
Gemstone Energy Medicine Healing Body, Mind and Spirit by Michael Katz, 2005
Healing Crystals and Gemstones
 by Dr. Flora Peschek-Bohmer, Gisela Schrieber, 2002
Personal Experience and Personal Accounts of Others In the Metaphysical Field of Work

The information here is presented to you to use as you see fit, but is not to take the place of professional medical advice.  Crystals, Gemstones and Metal can accent, help, negate, protect, encourage, strengthen, and balance and thereby promote healing.  Their effects can be extraordinary, but use in addition to medical advice, and not as a substitute for proper care. If you are ill, we beseech you to seek professional medical attention from a qualified physician.

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