Calcite, Blue (disc)
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Take responsibility for transforming your own life.
Focus on positive thoughts for better mental health.
Be more creative and see your ideas come to fruition.
Let Blue Calcite inspire a life of beauty and grace!
Mineralogy of Blue Calcite
Mineral Family: Carbonites
Chemical Composition: Ca[CO3]
Cleavage: Perfect, rhombohedral
Crystal System: Hexagonal/triagonal
Form/Habit: Scalenohedral, rhombohedral
Fracture: Subconchoidal, brittle
Luminescence: Pink, strong (long wave) / Blue, strong (short wave)
Transparency: Transparent to opaque
Location: Calcite is found in virtually every country. The most important source for Blue Calcite is in Madagascar.
Mineral Family: Blue 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, the most common are Dolomite, Siderite, and Calcite.
Formation: 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.
Mining: 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.
Enhancements: All Blue Calcite is natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
History of Blue Calcite
Blue 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.
Healing Properties of Blue Calcite
Spiritual: Blue Calcite brings confidence and integrity to our spiritual practices. It is a wonderful stone for strengthening affirmations, especially when they are spoken aloud. Blue Calcite enhances clairvoyance, telepathy, and intuition. It is also particularly well suited for enhancing the visual aspect of internal spiritual journeys. It is attuned to the Throat (5th) and Third Eye (6th) Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Cancer. It is connected to elements of Wind and Fire and vibrates to the number 8.
Emotional: Blue Calcite has a very calming effect on the emotional body and helps us to see reality clearly. With clear sight, we can accept what is, and also have more opportunities to create positive and lasting change. Blue Calcite encourages us to be happy and at peace, knowing that we will choose actions that will serve the Highest Good. Blue Calcite is particularly helpful for anyone who tends towards a fatalistic outlook or victim mentality. It shakes us up out of our emotional lethargy and encourages us to be the masters of our own fate.
Mental: Blue Calcite is a fabulous stone for anyone who is actively “re-wiring” their brain. It helps us to stop obsessive or negative thinking and instead focus on those thoughts which bring us peace and prosperity. Blue Calcite is also a wonderful muse for inspiring creativity and thinking “outside of the box.” It helps us to take our creative images and put them into words, making this a particularly good stone for writers or abstract artists.
Physical: Blue Calcite is said be a healing and strengthening stone for the lungs. It is often used by metaphysical healers to treat headaches and for simple eye conditions such as cataracts.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Blue Calcite
I first met the owner of the lapidary at the 2006 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. At that time I was working for a crystal shop in Utah and was at Tucson primarily as a “pack mule” to help carry all the stones. It was generally agreed by our crew that the “Madagascar” tent contained the most beautiful stones in the entire show.
In 2014, I embarked on my first buying trip for Moonrise Crystals. The company I knew of only as “Madagascar” was the one company I was most determined to find and buy from. This lapidary company only sells at a handful of major gem shows. The only time they are in the USA is for the Tucson Gem Show. During the rest of the year, the lapidary hand polishes their stock and also does charity work in their local community. They continue to offer some of the most beautiful tumbled stones in the industry and are among my favorite suppliers.
In 2019, Moonrise Crystals and the Madagascar lapidary company joined together to financially support a rural school in Madagascar.
Blue Calcite Tumbled Stone
Color: Dappled Blue. This is a 100 % natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty
Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger
Weight: 1 oz
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days, while International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
Supply Chain: Traveling Earth to Pocket, this stone would have traded hands only four times.
The miners sells directly to the tumbler. The tumbler sells directly to Moonrise Crystals. Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
Safe Handing of Blue Calcite
Cleaning Healing Crystals
There are many ways to cleanse, charge, and set intentions with crystals.
Before cleaning your healing crystals, always consider the geology of each stone. Some stones are sensitive to water and/or sunlight. Best Practice is to keep your stones out of direct sunlight when you’re not working with them, simply because the sunlight will fade the crystal’s color over time. This is especially true for transparent and translucent gems. Remember crystals grow underground where it’s nice and dark! Stones that are formed in dry desert conditions may be harmed by immersion in water. This is especially true for fragile and porous stones.
One of the easiest and most effective way to energetically clean crystals is to smudge them with smoke from plants like sage, juniper, cedar, lavender, tobacco, etc. Each plant has its own unique smell and spiritual property. Moonrise Crystals smudges with white mountain sage (for cleansing) and sweet grass (for kindness) before the crystals are sent to their forever home with you.
Other common ways to energetically clean healing crystals are to set stones near a piece of Carnelian, Citrine, Kyanite, Selenite or other stones that are energy purifiers. Be sure to pamper the purifying stones regularly so that they can continue to do their job properly. Citrine and Kyanite are self-cleansers that don’t “need” extra care. But they will love getting extra attention from you!
If a stone is doing a lot of heavy energetic work, one of the best ways to restore its energy reserves is to allow it to rest on the earth, next to a plant. A potted plant inside the house works just fine. Let the crystal rest overnight or longer, until its energy feels bright and sparkly again.
Charging and Setting Intentions with Healing Crystals
There is no right/wrong way to charge and set intentions. But here’s a few ways that it’s done at Moonrise Crystals.
Cleanse the crystals and yourself. It is good to take the time to physically clean stones before doing spiritual work. It sets a tone of purity, respect, and reverence. Hold the crystals or be near them. Sing or talk to the stones. Tell them about yourself and what you are working on. Ask them for their help. You don’t need to use any special words, simply speak from the heart. Treat the crystals like your best friends and closest allies. They want to help you.
If you feel shy or awkward, you can also write your message on a piece of paper and set the stones on top of it. Music, including singing bowls, can also be used. The most important thing is simply to be present with the stones and focused on setting the intention.
This can be done at any time, day or night. However, nighttime is often a particularly good time for setting intentions. Take the crystals outside, if possible. You can talk to your crystals outside, or you may just want to sit near them and meditate or pray.
- During the Full Moon, energy is amplified. It is also a wonderful time to celebrate in the bright light when your intentions are already going well and you want to keep the trend going.
- The New Moon is a time for new beginnings. The darkness is like planting a seed underground. It will grow up into the Light.
- Eclipses, meteorite showers, and other astronomical events will add their own unique energy.
- Knowing where the moon is astrologically, can also add a fun element to intention setting. The moon changes signs every 2-3 days.
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