Published January 2015  •  Updated February 2024  •  Read Time: 6 minutes
Calcite is a common stone that comes in every color, however the blue variety is quite rare. It is found in only a few locations and the shade of blue is often distinct enough that a stone’s country-of-origin can be determined by a glance.  Calcite typically forms in an opaque mass, but occasionally transparent crystals are found.  Blue Calcite is a phenomenal stone for writers and can help identify the precise words that are needed to convey an idea or create an image in another person’s mind.  It is also great for musicians who write their own music and have to find the right notes.  This precision of language can be harnessed by anyone to write powerful positive affirmations.

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Blue Calcite Healing Energy

Spiritual Healing Properties

Blue Calcite brings a calm confidence and integrity to our spiritual life.  It helps us to articulate our beliefs to ourselves and others and to engage in behaviors that supports our faith.  It is particularly good for spiritual practices that involve deep or rhythmic breathing, such as yoga, meditation, chanting and singing.  Blue Calcite enhances clairvoyance, telepathy, visions and spiritual dreaming.  It brings clarity and focus to the visual aspect of internal spiritual journeys and helps us to put new insights into words and practical action.  If we feel frightened or overwhelmed by a spiritual experience, Blue Calcite gently sooths our nerves.  Blue Calcite is attuned to the energy of Mother Mary and other mother goddess figures.

Metaphysical Properties Blue Calcite
Chakra Throat (5th) and Third Eye (6th)
Element Wind and Fire
Numerology 8
Zodiac Cancer

Emotional Healing Properties

Blue Calcite has a very calming effect on the emotional body and helps us to see reality clearly.  For empaths, Blue Calcite can help us differentiate between our own thoughts and emotions, as opposed to other people’s vibrations.  This clarity helps us to accept what is, better regulate our emotional reactions, and seize opportunities to create positive and lasting change.  Blue Calcite encourages us to be happy and at peace, knowing that we will choose actions that serve the Highest Good.  Blue Calcite is particularly helpful for anyone who tends towards a fatalistic outlook or victim mentality.  It gently shakes us out of our emotional lethargy and/or anxiety and reminds us that while we can’t control other people, we do get to control our response to the world around us.  Blue Calcite is a wonderful stone for communication, especially for tense situations that need careful management.  Blue Calcite gives us confidence and hope that everything will work out for the best.

Mental Healing Properties

Blue Calcite is a fabulous stone for anyone who is actively “re-wiring” the brain.  It helps us to stop obsessive and negative thinking and to focus instead on thoughts which bring peace and prosperity.  Blue Calcite is particularly good for helping us create clear, beautiful and honest affirmations.  Blue Calcite remind us to repeat our affirmations regularly until they become a part of our psyche and replaced unhealthy thoughts.  Blue Calcite is also a wonderful muse for inspiring creativity and thinking “outside of the box.”  It helps us to take our creative imaginings and put them into words.  It also eases the creative process, helping us quickly settle into “the flow.”  Blue Calcite is a particularly good talisman for writers, musicians and abstract artists.  Blue Calcite enhances memory and helps us recognize the good habits which set us up for success.

Physical Healing Properties

Blue Calcite is recommended for anyone who needs to conscious relax and sooth the physical body.  Blue Calcite has a sweet and comforting energy that helps us to calm down. It gently focuses our attention on deep breathing, which in turn relaxes muscles, reduces blood pressure and brings pain relief.  If we have been stressed for a long time or suffer from chronic pain, Blue Calcite reminds us how to relax and helps us practice until it becomes part of our natural rhythm again.  Blue Calcite is especially helpful for managing chronic headaches, since relaxation techniques can reduce the frequency of attacks and help with pain management during an attack.  As a talisman, Blue Calcite encourages us to calmly address problems associated with the lungs, throat and eyes.  Blue Calcite is also recommended for yoga, meditation and any healing modality that focuses on breath.

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Geology of Blue Calcite

Where does Blue Calcite come from?

Calcite is found worldwide in every color.  Some of the more notable deposits for Blue Calcite are in Madagascar, Mexico and Spain.

Mining and Treatments

Calcite is a principal crystal extracted in commercial Limestone mines. It is mined in shallow pits at the primary deposit where the Calcite still has its original relationship with the host rock. After being extracted, Calcite is sorted into different grades depending on color. From a commercial viewpoint, the best variety is pure white, which can be pulverized into a powder and used to make rubber, paint, cement, textile goods, and especially ceramics. Collectors prefer vividly-colored stones, which are typically mined in small scale mines.

All Calcite is natural, enhanced only by cutting and polishing.

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Mineral Family

Calcite is a Carbonate mineral. Carbonates are an important part of the Earth’s crust and are found in sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. Carbonates are minerals which contain the carbonate group CO3 as their basic structural unit. They form in a trigonal system with one carbon atom centrally located between 3 oxygen atoms. While there are over 70 types of Carbonate minerals, one of the most common is Calcite.

Blue Calcite’s energy works well with its family – other Carbonite minerals.  Try it in combination with Aragonite, Azurite, Magnesite, Rhodochrosite, and Stichtite. It also blends perfectly with other types of Calcite such as Gold, Green, Orange, Pink, and White.

Blue Calcite Formation and Crystal Associates

Calcite is formed when liquid calcium, shell, coral, and algal debris settle onto the muddy bottom of a saltwater ocean or lake. From there they are gradually solidified into a single mass during diagenesis, the process of transforming loose sediment into a sedimentary rock. The resulting rock is typically Limestone, which is richly laced with small Calcite minerals. Later on, if the Limestone is subjected to heat and pressure, it can become Marble, a metamorphic rock. The heat and pressure of the metamorphic process causes larger Calcite crystals to grow. In rare cases, Calcite may be found as an accessory mineral in igneous rocks alongside calcium-rich Feldspar.

Blue Calcite’s energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment.  Try it in combination with Fluorite

Mineralogy Blue Calcite
Chemical Formula Ca[CO3]
Cleavage Perfect, rhombohedral
Color Blue
Crystal System Hexagonal/triagonal
Form/Habit Scalenohedral, rhombohedral
Fracture Subconchoidal, brittle
Hardness – Mohs Scale 3
Luminescence Pink, strong (long wave) / Blue, strong (short wave)
Luster Vitreous
Mineral Family Carbonites
Specific Gravity 2.69-2.71
Streak White
Transparency Transparent to opaque

History of Blue Calcite

Calcite was “discovered” relatively recently by the metaphysical community and so it was not included in any early lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers. Calcite is an extremely common and soft mineral which makes it an excellent choice for carving, both in ancient times and today. It is certainly possible that many of the carvings had healing and spiritual purposes.  Most Calcites are found in Limestone. In fact, the word “Calcite” comes from the Greek word chalix, meaning lime.

Blue Calcite is a rare variety only found in a few locations. In some cases, the shade of blue can be distinct enough to identify the county-of-origin.  Like other blue stones it is good for communication and can help us to find the precise words we need. Interestingly, linguistics reveals that in every language “blue” is the last color to be named.  All languages begin by defining white/light and black/dark, reliably followed by the color red.  After that, some languages add green, while others identify yellow next.  Blue is always the last and some languages never define it at all. For example, the Himba of Namibia is a tribe of hunters and gatherers that don’t distinguish between green and blue.

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