What is Calcite?

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Calcite is a carbonate mineral, some geologists consider it to be a ‘ubiquitous mineral’ which can be found everywhere throughout the world. Even though it is a common rock, its complexity makes this crystal become extraordinary.

It appears in a range of different shades and colours and can be transparent or opaque. Many pieces of calcite have bands of mixed colour. It is usually clear or white, but can also be yellow, blue, red, pink, green, brown and orange. At The Himalayan Salt Factory, you can find rough and polished calcite in many different colours. We will explain each of the different types of calcite and their properties.

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Does Calcite Mean Lime?

Its name comes from the ancient Greek word ‘Chalix’ and the Latin work ‘Calx’, which means lime. The word doesn’t refer to its colour, but relates to limestone – the rock that is composed primarily of calcite.

Calcite – The Amplification Stone

Calcite is a powerful amplifier and cleanser. It is good to have around you because it can clear stagnant energies from any environment. It also removes sick or stagnant energies from within the body. It is a very active crystal, speeding up your personal and spiritual growth and development.

Calcite alleviates emotional stress and replaces it with serenity. It is an excellent stone to use when balancing and cleansing all of your chakras. It is a stabilising stone that enhances trust in our instincts and strengthens our ability to overcome setbacks.

Calcite – The Stone Of Promise

Calcite is a stone of promise. It works hard to help and support its keeper in many ways. It is often grounding, comforting and settling, resonating often with its keeper on an earthly level. Calcite makes wonderful support when moving through daily life. Calcite is very stable and universal in its energy, and although it does differ in its forms, the undertones remain the same.

Does Calcite Help You Study?

Calcite is known as a stone of discernment. It helps us know which information is essential and retain this information in our later use of memories especially when studying the arts and sciences. If you are facing a hard exam, calcite can help to study effectively by simply placing the crystal on your desk or holding it in your hand.

Calcite And Your Physical Health

Calcite may help cleanse and improve the functions of the kidneys, pancreas, and spleen. It may dissolve calcification of the bones. It may aid in balancing the assimilation of calcium within the body, strengthening the skeleton and joints. It may alleviate intestinal and skin conditions, stimulate blood clotting and help with tissue healing. Calcite crystal water may be used on the skin to assist the healing of ulcers wounds and warts.

Calcite – The Spiritual Stone

Calcite is a spiritual stone linked to the higher consciousness that helps to open your higher awareness and psychic abilities. It increases spiritual development and allows the soul to remember. It is an excellent crystal to aid you to settle into meditation or doing yoga.

Is Calcite good for Feng Shui?

Calcite, especially a clear calcite, is a good Feng Shui addition to your living room. It can also be excellent in any other space you spend a lot of time in with your family, such as your family or dining room. Having a calcite stone in your home office is encouraged, especially if the energy in your office has become stale and slow.

Because calcite is considered to encourage learning, to help make wise decisions, as well as to strengthen one’s memory, consider adding it to your children’s room or study. It’s also a good stone to have close to you during your spiritual practice time, such as when doing yoga, or meditating, because it encourages an opening to higher realms of consciousness. Thus, it can be an excellent stone for your home altar.

Additionally, it is best not to place a calcite stone in the center of the home for too long unless the heart of your home needs a lot of movement and clearing.

Calcite VS Clear Quartz

A common question we receive from our customers is “What’s the difference between calcite and quartz?” Both of them appear similar in regards to their appearance but let’s look at them a bit closer.

Quartz and calcite are common minerals around the world. Both minerals form in a variety of colours, such as purple, pink, white, brown, grey and transparent. However, these two minerals have many distinctively different physical and chemical properties that differentiate them.

The Key Difference – Mineral Hardness

Mineral hardness is a key characteristic that scientists use in sample identification. Quartz is approximately four times harder than calcite. A piece of quartz can scratch a piece of calcite, but calcite cannot scratch quartz. If you have a piece of each, try to scratch one piece with the other to observe the difference in the hardness.

Now, it is time to look at the different colours of calcite and their properties.

Orange Calcite – Unlock Deep Feelings or Sexual Energies

Orange calcite helps you process feelings that have been stored in your consciousness for a long time. The gentle orange vibration of this stone helps you release stuck emotions with a gentle push. This is the perfect stone to install positive thought forms or mental energy in the emotional body immediately after and emotional release.

It supports all the Fire element systems in the body – the endocrine system and hormonal balance, the digestive system and metabolism, and the sexual organs and sexuality. It is a fertility stone and is beneficial for positive thinking while preparing for conscious conception.

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If you are trying to become pregnant, carry a piece of orange calcite with you. Not only does this stone unlock ones sexual energy, but it’s also been known that it may increase fertility. If one decides to meditate with this stone for sexual reasons, places it around your groin area. While this sexual energy freely flows within, you will soon begin to realise your comfort level about this subject steadily increasing. Over time you will learn to embrace your sexuality and interests, without a hesitation. Once you accept the urge of your sexuality, one will soon have more opportunities to express it.

Orchid Calcite – The Motivation Stone

Orchid calcite also known as Red calcite is a beneficial stone to help ease fears and worries, clearing through anxiety and emotional upset. It encourages you to be able to plan ahead with a positive attitude, helping to bring more ideas into everyday life in order to manifest that which is positive and bring more promising futures. 

Orchid calcite is a great support at times where the being may struggle to find a focus point, helping them to find they’re footing in order for life ahead to become that bit easier. Alongside this, Orchid Calcite encourages you to recognise how much ability you have, and to accept where it starts and where it then needs to end.

Orchid Calcite raises energy levels and improves motivation. It may help in the clearing of depression, lifting spirits and bringing about a more joyous mood. It improves willpower, determination and enthusiasm.

Multi Coloured Calcite – Emotional Aid

Multi coloured calcite is banded calcite with different layers, each layer appears in different colours. That is the reason why it is also called rainbow calcite. It has the same benefits as calcite, such as clearing negative energy and bringing an increase of good vibrations to your day.

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Multi coloured calcite brings harmony into your life and helps you to release negativity. It brings a loving gift from spirit that is visible each time you look at the bands within the crystal. It can connect you to memories and feelings that remind you of when you were at your happiest. It soothes the heart from conflict and confusion. It softens the sting of anger and overwhelming frustration.

The pink layer of the banded calcite can aid in the understanding that expectations are a waste of precious time and energy. Although pink calcite does not have specific healing properties for healing a physical or emotional issue, it is an all-encompassing energy, which heals on every level. It brings forth the ‘happy.’ This connection releases chemicals into the body, which fill it with health, happiness and well being.

Calcite at The Himalayan Salt Factory

We offer many different pieces of calcite to our retail and wholesale customers from rough to well polished calcite. You can find them in trays, rough parcels or individual polished terminated points. Most of our calcite crystals are imported directly from Brazil.

We also import a large range of natural calcite geodes from Morocco. They are in a natural geode form, just like a crystal egg, split in half with beautiful shiny crystal clusters inside.