Calcite provides such a wide range of colours and meanings, that they will be spread out over several days.
Today’s blog concentrates on the A-G calcite stones.
Colour: Almost any colour.
Found in: numerous locations, mainly Mexico.
Calcite is a carbonate mineral available in many different forms each with its own positive energies. It can vary in texture and visuality from a semi transparent to opaque stone with a flaky, fibrous quality.
The name comes from the Greek word for lime, being “chalix”. Calcite is only just gaining ground as a gemstone as previously it has only been used in sciences and as collectors’ specimens for mineral collections. Calcite has been used for thousands of years in folk medicine. It should be worn over long periods of time as a hand comforter or as a pendent. It is said to balance male and female polarities, and both helps children to develop, and adults to recover positive attitudes. Depending on its colour, it reflects the energy of the sun and fire, or of the moon, and therefore spirituality and purification. It increases powers of communication, promoting eloquence and strengthening the voice as well as protecting the wearer against envy. It is a stone of blood ties, promoting family unity and love as well as inspiring sexual energy.
Calcite and its many variations can also known colloquially as: Anthraconite, Aphrite, Argentine, Baricalcite, Barleycorn, Bruyite, Capreite, Spar, Drewite, Hematoconite, Hislopite, Limestone Onyx, Lublinite, Mexican Jade, Nailhead Spar, Patagosite, Pelagosite„ Prasochrome, Prunnerite, Pseudogaylussite, Slate Spar or Thinolite.
Many varieties of calcite are fluorescent under LW UV, mid-range UV or SW UV as well as under X-rays, cathode rays and even sunlight.
Calcite is a powerful energy amplifier and cleanser. The purifying energy of Calcite cleans out stored negative energy from a room, the body, etc. Use Calcite to clear out old energy patterns and to increase personal motivation and drive. Calcite is also a good choice for distance healing work, because it amplifies the energy being sent. Calcite is also know as the “Stone of the Mind”, heightening mental discernment and analysis, and increasing memory and learning abilities. Calcite is the best stone for students and academics. Calcite is also useful during times of mental adjustments and disagreements. Calcite can show a new way to look at a situation, easing away from old, outdated thought patterns.
Health: Physically, Calcite has been associated with the bones and joints, and balances the amount of calcium in the body. Calcite can also help to improve the body’s absorption of important vitamins and minerals. In addition to the general metaphysical uses of Calcite, there are additional traits associated with different types of Calcite. The simplest forms of Calcite are pure white, but the presence of other compounds during formation can create beautiful coloured Calcite. A good Solar Plexus stone, Carry or wear, or apply to the affected area when suffering gallbladder related problems such as gallstones. Carry or wear when undergoing problems of the pancreas, including damage, illness and disease. The stone can be held onto the area causing the most discomfort.
Amber Calcite: Calms the over anxious mind to help with meditation and sleep.
Health: physically, Amber Calcite supports a healthy immune system, and when worked with consistently, can help to counteract effects of immuno-deficiency viruses or immuno-suppressive medications.
Chakra: Amber Calcite works with almost all of the chakras to encourage a greater flow of energy throughout the physical and subtle bodies. It focuses on the Crown and Third-Eye Chakras to pull in Divine energy from the higher realms. Between these areas, Amber Calcite sends energy to the Solar-Plexus Chakra providing emotional and physical support during trying times such as depression or illness. Supportive Amber Calcite eases the challenges that sometimes come with change, and creates balance between the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras.
Angelwing Calcite: A rare and unusual crystal. This form of Calcite got it’s name due to the fact it forms clusters of these long thin fan crystals like feathers on a angel’s wing . This calcite is a great calming stone, full of peace and very protective. It encourages spiritual wisdom and reconciliation. It is great for increasing and amplifying the effects of other crystals. Angel Wing Calcite is especially calming, is a useful aid to achieving deeper mediative states, connecting with higher levels of consciousness and astral travel.
Aqua Calcite: A blue-green crystal. Aqua Calcite appears to be a fairly new variety of Calcite and there is little information about it.
Chakra: a very cleansing stone which opens the Heart and Throat Chakra to enable one to speak your truth.
Banded Calcite: contains the qualities of the colours of the banding.
Black Calcite: Protection, good for sexual energies and finding inner truth. A stone which is said to increase a latent sex drive when held or carried, or worn next to the body. It is said to aid trauma and stress, and reduce depression.
Chakra: base chakra.
Blue Calcite: a gentle stone for recuperation and relaxation. It lowers blood pressure and dissolves pain on all levels. Gently soothing the nerves and lifting anxieties, it releases negative emotions. Held to a throat affected by laryngitis for thirty minutes a day is said to reduce the severity of the condition. Blue Calcite also aids memory and learning, and helps students retain their lessons. Blue calcite should be placed on any ledge close to a point of entry to your home (doors and windows) to help protect against crime.
Health: Holding it in the hand for as long as possible can help contain the more acute symptoms of autism or ADHD when at their worst. It can be used for hormonal headaches, menopausal hot flushes, neuralgia and sore throats. It is also very good for strengthening teeth and bones, and the treatment of burns, fevers, scalds and sunburn. It will generally promote speedy healing, especially of wounds.
Animals: Blue calcite is good for use with any bad-tempered animal.
Children: It can be used to help keep teenagers away from bad influences or company. It will help children who are learning to swim.
Butterfly Calcite: also known as mariposa.
Champagne Calcite: similar qualities to Amber Calcite.
Clear Calcite: A cure-all, particularly as an elixir. Often used as a detox or as an antiseptic.
Chakra: a multi-use healer, this can be used with any chakra but works particularly well with the base chakra.
Cobaltoan Calcite: Also known as cobaltocalcite. Found in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Morocco.
Heals inner hurt, energises and strengthens.
Chakra: Heart,throat, brow.
Copper Red Calcite - will increase energy, uplift ones emotions, and aid in willpower.
Chakra: Opens the heart chakra, alleviating emotional stress, bringing peace and serenity.
Health: It is said to calm ADHD, ease anxiety and panic attacks, as well as helping calm OCD. Cleanses organs and bones, strengthens skeleton and joints. Works on the base chakras to heal, good with aches and pains of the lower body.
Chakra: working primarily with the Higher-Heart Chakra, with secondary effects on the Solar-Plexus Chakra, Coral Calcite channels energy into the Root Chakra to help promote vitality and confidence. This action can help to bring an overall appreciation for life, lifting up any negative emotions, to be transmuted into positive and integrated into daily living. Clearing and activating the Heart and Solar-Plexus Chakras, Coral Calcite amplifies one’s virtues and helps one to learn to live by them, by inhibiting the influence of negative energy and by enhancing the positive will. Those who have had traumatic experiences can use Coral Calcite to help heal the rifts left in the psyche, making room for Divine energy to enter into the Heart. This enables Coral Calcite to exert it’s influence by activating sympathy and compassion for others as well as for the self.
Dragonstone Calcite: see septarian nodule.
Health: Helps kidneys, spleen and the pancreas. Removes toxins from the body and alleviates mental fear.
Chakra: This is a very deep healing heart chakra stone. It is recommend for healing those pains of love of self and others. Cleansing of old stagnant and blocked energy. Breaking old relationship habits and patterns.
Fiero Calcite: a red-orange variety of Calcit. It is found in Mexico where its colour and shape have earned it the name “Chili Pepper Calcite”
Chakra: activates and balances the first and second chakras. It is believed to enhance life force, creativity, physical vitality and sexuality. It is said to enhance courage, passion, enthusiasm for life and perseverance for attaining one’s goals.
Golden Calcite: An energy amplifier.
Health: Improves mental and physical energy. Good for circulation, bladder, liver. It is said to be good for liver dysfunction when worn or carried, or held to the affected area for up to thirty minutes a day.
Chakra: Golden calcite is an excellent energy source for use at the crown chakra, is said to deepen intellect, memory, wisdom, psychic abilities, channeling and higher consciousness.
Golden Ray Calcite:
Chakra: Works well with the crown, solar plexus and sacral chakras.
Health: Green Calcite has been used to rid the body of infections and to provide a barrier to diminish the effects of disease producing microorganisms. Stimulates the immune system. Useful for bone, ligament, and joint issues. Aids panic attacks. Clears infections, cools fevers. Needs to be regularly cleansed in either bright sunlight, the light of a full moon, or under running water. Use as a protective stone against work or sport injuries.
A great stone for a calming influence at home.
Animals: Use when animals are hot and bothered.
Children: Green calcite is good for hyperactive children.
REFERENCES & BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Baggott A & Morningstar: Crystal Wisdom
Gienger M (2007): Healing Crystals
Hall J 2009: Crystals 2
Sullivan K (1987): The Crystal Handbook
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