Written By Liz Oakes
Calcite crystals are extremely beneficial to aid spiritual healing, and spiritual growth.
They can assist you with developing psychic gifts, but this varies according to the variety and color.
Whatever color you choose, these stones are excellent assets to have present in your home, business or in your healing area.
They are well known to assist you to cleanse your environment.
All colors are helpful and are powerful amplifiers and cleansers, particularly of the emotions. 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, and the list of different varieties and the range of colors of this crystal is quite long.
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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 these stones.
Large deposits of this stone are found in Mexico, and this is where many of the range of bright colored 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 United States.
They are also found in a number of other locations around the globe including Britain, Belgium, Iceland, Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
The basic make up of this mineral 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.
The meaning of the name this stone comes from the German word 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. Like lots of stones that are often called by other names.
Other names they go by includes Calcspar, Iceland Spar or Optical Calcite, which is referring to the rhombohedron shaped stones, see picture below.
Calcite crystals are known by their color, such as Clear Calcite, Honey Calcite referring to the honey yellow crystals and so on for other colors of this crystal.
These names are easy to understand as they come in a large range of colors.
Crystals of all colors 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.
The various colors that occur in these 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.
For this reason many varieties of stones in this family have specialized actions and metaphysical attributes, so they are usually discussed separately.
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 you drop a piece of this stone 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 above.
There are more images showing this, and of course more in-depth information on this variety as well in the in-depth article on this type of crystal.
These crystals that occur naturally in the Stellar Beam formation 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.
These crystals are recognized for their action to clear blockages and to aid the removal of negative energy from the body, and they assist with the elimination of sluggish energy.
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 crystals to assist 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.
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.
I just love my quite large White Calcite Ball, and I enjoy having it in my environment.
Crystal balls made from this stone are powerful assets to assist your life, and they are beneficial to enhance personal healing.
These days it's quite easy to find crystal balls or spheres made from Calcite including lovely yellow crystal balls like the one in the picture.
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.
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.
Wearing them as crystal jewelry is an easy and effective way to keep them within your auric field as the various colors have a number of excellent healing properties.
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 their healing properties by placing these stones on the body, the individual colors are chakra stones for various chakras, and can be used to aid healing to organs within that chakra.
These 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 any particular chakra.
All varieties of these 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.
Every now and then I run across rather unique calcite formations, and as I hadn't seen images of this one, nor was it talked about much, I thought I would share it here.
These crystals are known by at least four names that I have seen so far with the most common being Poker Chip Calcite as well as Calcite Blades, Pagoda Crystal and Calcite Temple Stacks.
If you google the above names you will see that it comes in both white and pale pink, and many of the pink crystals are quite beautiful, with an obvious heart based energy.
This variety goes by a number of names, and as always when this happens it does mean that if you want one it may take some tracking down to obtain one.
Calcite Temple Stacks metaphysical properties and Spiritual powers:
I like the name Calcite Temple Stacks, as their energy aids spiritual contact, and seems to take you into a sacred space, so you can see why they are known by that name.
Their energy is uplifting taking you up into the higher chakras and aiding you to make a deep spiritual connection, and may help to relieve any stress or tension you may be feeling.
Their spiritual powers mean that they are excellent crystals to aid you to settle into meditation
They are very calming, and will help those you have trouble meditating who feel fidgety, as they allow you to relax into it.
Also embody many of the properties of other calcite varieties, as they aid spiritual growth and help to boost your psychic abilities and may help to amplify and cleanse your energy field.
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 colors of these 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.
A number of the crystals in the table can be found on other pages on this site.
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