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Calcite Crystal

Calcite Crystal is one of the more abundant minerals on earth, comprising about 4% of total minerals. This is one of the reasons why calcite crystal has been so widely researched. It is found virtually everywhere but it is mostly mined in New Jersey, Tennessee, Illinois, and other states in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, India and England.

You have probably seen calcite crystal in nature numerous times without knowing exactly what it was. Calcite crystal is found in the little veins and streaks found in Granite and Limestone and most "rocks" mined for use in ground cover (to prevent erosion), driveways, roads and such, will be speckled with crushed calcite crystal. It makes you wonder if the road crews ever think about the fact they are helping to spread the healing calcite crystal with every road they lay.

Calcite crystal comes in many colors. Clear or coloreless calcite is the base stone. All calcite crystals have the meanings and properties of clear calcite. Each color also has some of it's own properties. Calcite crystal is known as an energy amplifier. It clears and activates all the chakras and helps you remember information you learned during Out of Body experiences and during Astral Travel.

Pure calcite crystal is colorless. As the crystals are forming additional minerals from the area can become mixed in the solution causing the calcite crystal to be colored. The more common colors are blue, clear, green, orange, pink, red and yellow. These additional minerals are what makes the calcite crystal properties different within each color.

Optical calcite crystal has a unique ability to cause images to appear doubled when you look through the stone. The easiest way to see this affect is to place an optical calcite over a line drawn on a piece of paper or on a line of print. When you look through the crystal, the line will appear doubled.

Main Chakra: Crown

Planet: Moon

Vibrates to the number: 3

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Astrological Sign: Leo

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Colored Calcite Properties

Black Calcite Crystal:

Black calcite crystal is actually extremely rare. More often than not, you are either looking at an extremely dark blue or brown calcite or perhaps the stone was mislabeled. Black Calcite properties include its ability to help you predict and prevent problems in your life.

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Blue Calcite Crystal:

Blue Calcite Crystal properties include helping you balance your emotions and remove emotional blockages that have hounded you from your past. Opens, heals and unblocks all chakras.

Meditating while holding a blue calcite crystal can help you to increase your psychic abilities, let go of stress and remain calm in situations where you normally don't stay calm and helps to enhance your memory. All you need do is guide the meditation to bring about the ability you need the most.

Keep one or more calcite crystals nearby to aid you in being able to reach the astral plain and to assist in having an out of body experience. Some people prefer to hold the crystals during their travels while others prefer to simply wear one or more crystals in jewelry.

One property of blue calcite crystal can help if you are having a problem getting ahead in life because you tend to not trust your own choices. Wearing or carrying a blue calcite could be your answer because it helps you to learn to trust yourself to know what is best for you.

If you or someone you know tends to be on the lazy side and you need something to give them the motivation to get up and become the best they can be, give them a blue calcite to wear or carry in their pocket. Blue Calcite crystal also helps you balance your emotions and remove emotional blockages that have haunted you from your past. Opens, heals and unblocks all chakras.

Trying to lose weight? A Blue Calcite crystal can help stimulate your metabolism which could make the entire process a little easier. Wearing or carrying a blue calcite crystal can help reduce high blood pressure and to help regulate the beat of the heart. This makes it a great stone for anyone with any sort of a heart murmur.

If you or someone you know is having health problems, especially problems that seem to just keep dragging on and on, keeping one or more blue calcite crystals in the room with them could help to strengthen their immune system. You could also make an elixir by soaking one or more crystal in water overnight, and using the water to bathe the person.

If you are having pain in any part of your body, wrap the area with an elastic bandage and slide a blue calcite crystal underneath the bandage to help dissolve the pain. NOTE: Do this AFTER you have been to the doctor not instead of going to the doctor.

Main Chakra: Throat

Planet: Venus

Vibrates to the number: 8

Element: Water

Astrological Sign: Cancer

Brown Calcite Crystal:

Brown Calcite gives you insight into truths that may have been hidden from you and opens your mind to Universal wisdoms of the ages.

Green Calcite Crystal

When dealing with the mind or the body, we often speak in terms of postive and negative, good or bad, harmony or disharmony. Green Calcite helps to balance all of the above. Place one or more green calcite crystal just inside your front door to invite more money to enter the house.

If you need to let go of old beliefs to allow room for new, green calcite crystal will help you do so. If your living arrangements are having a negative impact on you, it will help you to find other arrangements that will be positive and supporting of you. If your body is overcome with negative energy, causing illness, it will absorb the negative and fill you with positive energies that will help heal you.

Useful in healing any type of injury or illness where swelling is involved such as arthritis, broken bones or torn or sprained muscles. DO NOT use with anything such as an infection, tumor or cancer. Green is a growing color and these are not things you want to grow bigger.

Green calcite crystal is a very calming and soothing stone making it a great choice when you need to calm your mind. This makes it a great stone to use during meditation or to calm the emotions. This is especially good to use after an upset, such as receiving bad news or after the loss of a loved one.

Green calcite crystal properties helps you to accept changes, especially changes dealing with or because of a path to enlightenment (spiritual). Often it is hard to accept the things within our physical worlds being so different than what we thought they were and this crystal helps to soften those shocks so they become less and less of a shock to your system.

Due to green calcite's property of helping things to grow, it is an excellent crystal to use in any sort of magic for business, success or propserity. It is also a great crystal for anything dealing with fertility, whether it is to ensure pregancy in humans, animals or seeds.

Main Chakra: Heart

Planet: Venus

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Element: Earth

Astrological Sign: Capricorn



Calcite Crystal Part 2, contains information on additional colors of calcite.