Calcite

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calcite5Calcite is a carbonate mineral and the most stable polymorph of calcium carbonate with a trigonal-rhombohedral, crystal system.  Calcite gets its name from ‘chalix’ the Greek word for lime and is a most amazing and yet, most common mineral with over three hundred calcite crystal forms recorded. Calcite is known for its high reactivity with even weak acids, such as vinegar.

Calcite is a powerful amplifier and cleanser of energy.  Having Calcite in the room cleanses negative energies from the environment and heightens your energy. Within the body, it removes stagnant energy.  Calcite is an active crystal, speeding up development and growth.calcite_sweden

Psychologically, Calcite connects the emotions with the intellect, creating emotional intelligence.  Calcite has a positive effect, especially where someone has lost hope or motivation.  It combats laziness (doesn’t work with my son!), aiding in becoming more energetic on all levels.

Mentally, Calcite calms the mind and boosts memory.  It facilitates knowing which information is important, and then retaining it, making it a useful stone for studying.   Calcite confers the ability to turn ideas into actions.

green_calcite_pce_sm1Calcite alleviates emotional stress and replaces it with serenity. It is a stabilising stone, enhancing trust in oneself and strengthening the ability to overcome setbacks.

Medically, Calcite encourages calcium uptake in the bones, strengthening the bones and joints.  It alleviates intestinal and skin problems.  Calcite stimulates blood clotting, tissue healing and fortifies the immune system.

untitledTypes and Colours

Alabaster Calcite diminishes internal anger and emotional blockages.

Ajo Blue Calcite provides comfort and deep spiritual support, at the same time showing you why you are here.

Amethyst and Geothite Calcite is an excellent de-stressor, it absorbs negativity at any level and fills the space with loving energy.

Angels Wing Calcite stimulates the soul bringing in spiritual light and opening psychic abilities.

Black Calcite is a record keeper stone for regression and regaining memories so that the past can be released.

Blue Calcite is a gentle stone for recuperation and relaxation.

Clear Calcite is a ‘cure-all’.  It is a powerful detoxifier and acts as an antiseptic.

Cobalto Calcite helps to transfer ideas into action without forcing the pace.

Fairy Stone Calcite assists in dismantling defensive walls you have built that lock you into old pain.

Gold Calcite is excellent for meditation.

Green Calcite is a mental healer, dissolving rigid beliefs and restoring balance to the mind.

Grey 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.

Hematoid Calcite is helpful for anyone locked into a predator pattern, stopping at nothing to get what they want.

Honey/Amber Calcite helpful for social or professional networking.  Said to be the stone of Bees.

Iceland Spar (Optical) Calcite can aid in seeing the double meaning hidden behind words.

Icicle Calcite connects the mind and emotions and increases the ability to see things in a new way.

Isis Calcite gently releases emotional trauma and replaces it with healing light and compassionate love for yourself and others.

Lemurian Calcite teaches you to look inside yourself to find your vulnerabilities.

Mariposa (Honey Phantom) Calcite teaches the right use of power.

Merkabite Calcite dissolves worry, fear and hesitation.

Milky Calcite helps you see why you have certain weaknesses and to let go of them.

Orange Calcite balances the emotions, removes fear, and overcomes depression.

Orchid Calcite helps you look forward with optimism, teaching how to manifest exactly what you need.

Phantom Calcite takes you into expanded awareness to explore the wider reality of consciousness.

Pink Magnesium Calcite is sometimes called the “Reiki Stone”. It has a gentle but powerful energy.

Pink (Mangano) Calcite is a stone of forgiveness and releases fear and grief.

Red Calcite increases energy, uplifts emotions and aids willpower.

Rhomboid Calcite closes off mind chatter, bringing mental stillness.

Starburst Dogstooth Calcite disperses blockages and connects you to the world.

Stellar Beam Calcite assists in breaking old patterns including pathways that no longer serve your purpose.  

Violet Calcite is a very soothing and calming stone. It helps calm overactive emotions and thoughts. It can also help immensely with the grieving process.

Yellow Calcite is a great eliminator and stimulates the will.

Zodiac: February

Birthstone: Aquarius

Chakra: Crown

Sources: USA, Britain, Belgium, Czech Rep, Slovakia, Peru, Iceland, Romania and Brazil.

Hardness: 3

Empowerment: I can clear all clutter from my life.

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