Calcite Crystals...

Amplify Energy Flow & Aid Mental Expansion

Calcite crystals have wonderful, quite powerful attributes, and they are very easy to use.

By simply holding one in your hand, you can create an amazing flow of energy through your body, as they are strong energy amplifiers.

Whatever color you choose, these stones are excellent assets to have present in your home, business or in your healing area, as they are well known to assist you to cleanse your environment.

They help to clear negative energy and bring an increase in the good vibrations present. There is a type or color of this crystal that will work at every chakra.

The list of different varieties of this crystal is quite long. All colors are helpful, as they are powerful amplifiers and cleansers, particularly of the emotions.

They are also extremely beneficial on the spiritual level, and they stimulate spiritual growth and assist you with developing psychic gifts, but this varies according to the variety.

Where Do Calcite Crystals Come From?

These stones are one of the most abundant types of crystal found on the planet, and there is a some of this stone found in many continents of the world.

It is also found mixed with other stones, or you may find other minerals as inclusions in Calcite.

Large deposits of this stone are found in Mexico, and this is where many of the range of bright colored Calcite Crystals come from.

A type called Himalayan Ice Calcite forms at high altitudes and is found in the same areas as Himalayan Ice Quartz.

Crystals in this family with strong metaphysical attributes are often found in the USA, as well as in a number of other locations around the globe including Britain, Belgium, Iceland, Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

The basic make up of Calcite is calcium carbonate, and it forms in water. It is one of the constituents that make up a large number of sedimentary rocks, including limestone and marble.

These crystals are commonly quite soft and frequently have a lovely shiny look to them.

They may be transparent or opaque, and many have bands of mixed colors.

They also have an unusual feel to them, which some people describe as soapy or waxy, and their texture is a little different to other crystals.

Some of these crystals are acid treated to enhance their color, and this may also make them feel more slippery than they might otherwise be.

Calcite Meaning and Structure

The meaning of the name Calcite comes from the German Calcit. This term came into use in the nineteenth century and it was related to a latin word 'chalix' meaning lime. The 'e' was added later as to conform with naming of minerals.

The common structure, or the most well known shape that they occur in is as rhombohedrons, a shape which is a six-sided prism whose sides are parallelograms.

If a piece of calcite is dropped and it shatters, you will probably find that the pieces will still have flat parallel faces. It may also occur in the massive form, as stalactites, or as twelve sided faced crystals known as scalenodhedrons.

The Elestial formation is also regularly found in the Stellar Beam or Dog Tooth configuration, and this can be seen in the image shown on the right.

There are more images showing this, and of course more in-depth information on this variety as well in the article on Stellar Beam Calcite.

Stellar Beam Calcite are high vibration crystals and their structure commonly occurs in terminated points. 

Also known as the Dog Tooth variety, this is another less common structure that they occur in. The various colors that occur in Calcite crystals, relate to the addition of different minerals in the stone.

This gives them specific metaphysical qualities over and above the basic attributes of the clear crystals, and for this reason many varieties of stones in this family have specialized actions and metaphysical attributes, so they are usually discussed separately.

How To Use It... How Will It Help You?

There are a number of ways you can use these crystals, and you may like to use yours as part of your regular daily meditation practices, as I do. 

Pink Cobaltian Calcite PendantPink Cobaltian Calcite Pendant

Wearing them as crystal jewelry is an easy and effective way to keep them within your auric field. 

Depending on the variety of calcite, you may find lovely pieces of jewelry made from it, like the lovely Pink Cobaltian Calcite Pendant, shown here.

If you wish to use them by placing stones on the body, the individual colors are chakra stones for various chakras, and can be used to aid healing.

Calcite Crystals are easy to buy, and you may use them for healing by physically placing them on the body, as they are powerful to aid the body to heal.

This energy can be helpful to expand your energy field. Check out the list below as there is a variety to use at each chakra.

Note, that regardless of the color or type, you may intuitively choose to use any color at a particular chakra. All varieties of Calcite Crystals are excellent placed on any area of the body to aid the removal of energy blockages. 

Using them for healing also has an excellent action to sweep away negativity held within your auric field. Depending on the color and variety it may have a number of other healing actions in the body.

Who Should Use It?

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These crystals are recognized for their action to clear blockages and to aid the removal of negative energy from the body. 

They assist with the elimination of sluggish energy, and they are excellent to stimulate mental energy, which may improve your memory

Calcite Crystals are known to help you to let go of the past and to step forward into the future. 

While they are known for their action to aid your mental faculties, they are also useful to assist with emotional healing.

By their action to connect the emotional body with the mental body, they help to incorporate heart based thinking into your everyday thinking. 

They are helpful when you are learning new concepts. 

Calcite crystals aid you to adjust your thinking in order that you can make these new concepts part of your future life.

These crystals will also stimulate the flow of energy within the cells, which may help to release blockages to creativity.

Calcite crystals are said to combat laziness and help you to feel full of vitality and more energized. All members of this crystal family are excellent to use in healing.

Why Would You Use It?

Many well known stones are members of this crystal family, and quite a few have exceptional attributes that make them worth using.

Having a large piece of any member of this family in a room is advantageous, as it will clear negative energy in the area close to where it is located. These crystals are powerful to remove negativity, both from the environment and from the body.

White Calcite Crystal BallLarge White Calcite Crystal Ball

I just love this quite large White Calcite Ball, and I enjoy having it in my environment. Balls made from this stone are powerful assets to assist your life, and they are beneficial to enhance personal healing.

In the past many of the crystal balls that were created, were made from Calcite crystals. Many of these crystal balls were made to use for scrying.

These crystals are powerful to use for that purpose, as they have an energy that aids you to open to an awareness of the higher realms and may open you to deeper spiritual knowledge and aid psychic development.

Calcite Crystals ... By Chakra

Some people find this stone confusing because it is so abundant, and because it comes in a range of colors and forms. Please note that all members of this family have some of the same attributes.

In addition, depending on the minerals included in an individual stone, have added attributes and metaphysical qualities. These crystals can occur in a range of colors, and there is a member of this family that works at each of the chakras.

Certain Calcite Crystals work very well at more than one chakra, and some even resonate powerfully at many chakras. See the list below of the chakras and the specific crystals in this family for that chakra.

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Calcite Crystals To Use At Each Chakra
Soul Star Chakra
Boli Stone, Iceland Spar aka Optical Calcite, Merkabite Calcite, Stellar Beam Calcite, Shamanite Black Calcite
Crown Chakra
Clear, White or Milky Calcite, Amber or Golden Calcite, Boli Stone, Iceland Spar, Merkabite Calcite, Stellar Beam Calcite, Shamanite Black Calcite
Third eye Chakra
Amber or Golden Calcite, Blue Calcite, Boli Stone, Calcite Fairy Stones, Honey Calcite, Iceland Spar, Merkabite Calcite, Shamanite Black Calcite, Stellar Beam Calcite
Throat Chakra
Blue Calcite, Iceland Spar, Shamanite Black Calcite
Higher Heart Chakra
Cobaltian Calcite, Iceland Spar, Mangano Calcite, Shamanite Black Calcite, Green Calcite, Transparent Pink Calcite
Heart Chakra
Cobaltian Calcite, Green Calcite, Iceland Spar, Pink Calcite, Mangano Calcite, Milky or White Calcite, Red Calcite, Shamanite Black Calcite, Transparent Peach Calcite, Transparent Pink Calcite,
Solar Plexus Chakra
Amber or Golden Calcite... aka Citrine Calcite, Iceland Spar,
Pale Honey Calcite, Shamanite Black Calcite, Stellar Beam Calcite
Sacral Chakra
Iceland Spar, Milky or White Calcite, Orange Calcite, Pale Honey Calcite, Peach Calcite, Shamanite Black Calcite, Transparent Peach Calcite
Base Chakra
Crimson Calcite, Iceland Spar, Orange Calcite, Pale Honey Calcite, Red Calcite, Shamanite Black Calcite
Earth Star Chakra
Gray Calcite, Iceland Spar, Shamanite Black Calcite

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Mangano CalciteMangano Calcite
Green CalciteGreen Calcite
Honey CalciteHoney Calcite
Golden CalciteGolden Calcite
Red CalciteRed Calcite
Crimson CalciteCrimson Calcite
Transparent Pink CalciteTransparent Pink Calcite

New Crystals Or Stones...

When you buy a new stone or crystal, it is advantageous to use it on its own first. Once you are fully aware of its energy, you may choose to combine it with other stones.

To begin with, it is best to combine various stones for short periods, as each individual may react differently.

Knowing how you can combine various stones may be helpful, as this allows you to get the most from your crystals, and may help you to solve specific problems in your life.

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