Alternative Names: None
Mineral Species: Calcite
Mineral Group: Carbonates
Chemical Formula: CaCO3
Crystal System: Trigonal
Origin of Name and Mythology: From Calx, the Latin for Lime
An extremely important healing mineral, occurring in a wide variety of forms and colours. Generally, calcite is excellent for speeding-up development on both a physical and spiritual level. It amplifies energy and can clear, open and strengthen the chakras. It encourages stability and self-trust, and helps us to transform ideas into actions. Calcite is an aid to healing and strengthening of bones and teeth, as well as strengthening cell walls and may also support clotting of the blood.
There are many different varieties of calcite, each with their own mineral structure, esoteric attributes and associations. To find out more about some special varieties of calcite please click below: