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Express the love and compassion you feel.
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Let Green Calcite refresh your heart!
Mineralogy of Green Calcite
Mineral Family: Carbonates
Chemical Composition: CaCO3
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. Green Calcite is rare and found in small deposits. The largest of these are located in Argentina, Brazil, China, Mexico, and the United States (Arizona).
Mineral Family: Green 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. Green Calcite’s color comes from Copper or Chlorite.
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 large 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 is colorless/white Calcite, which can be pulverized into a powder and used to make rubber, paint, cement, textile goods, and especially ceramics.
Enhancements: All Green Calcite is natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
History of Green Calcite
Green 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 Calcite is found in Limestone. In fact, the word “Calcite” comes from the Greek word chalix, meaning lime.
Healing Properties of Green Calcite
Spiritual: Green Calcite has a refreshing and extremely pleasant energy that radiates love and goodwill. It helps us believe that good things are possible and that our future can be better than our past. Green Calcite removes energy blocks in the Heart Chakra and aligns us with the pure, perfect essence of Divine Love. It helps us to view the world with greater compassion for all beings, including ourselves. It shows us the great humor, dignity, tragedy and beauty of the human experience and encourages us to look deeply, without fear or shame. Green Calcite speeds up our own spiritual development and shows us how we can make a positive difference in the world. It inspires a sense of purpose and gives us courage to go after our convictions. Green Calcite also encourages us to spend more time in nature and to learn from the wisdom of plants and animals. It helps us to remember that there are times for busy activity and times for slow relaxation, and that both are necessary for our health and well-being. Green Calcite is attuned to the Heart Chakra and linked to the astrological sign of Cancer. It is connected to the Elements of Fire and Water and vibrates to the number 8.
Emotional: Green Calcite softens and strengthens the heart so that we feel free and empowered. It has a very friendly energy that helps us feel more comfortable in social situations, especially around strangers. It attracts new friendships and helps us to be a good friend in return. Green Calcite gently shifts our energy so that we feel less irritated by minor inconveniences and able to see the humor in stressful situations. Green Calcite soothes our ruffled feathers and helps us to relax, be patient and handle our normal everyday life with more grace and ease. When we need to do deep emotional work, Green Calcite is a fantastic crystal ally. It is especially good when we need to release old grudges, resentment, and emotional pain. Green Calcite encourages us to forgive, while also remembering to create and maintain healthy emotional boundaries. It helps us to recognize why mistakes were made in the past, and to be willing to see our own errors and make necessary changes. Green Calcite teaches us that we are never too old to learn a new trick. It gently reminds us that we do not need to be “perfect”, but that a wise person seizes opportunities for growth and improvement.
Mental: Green Calcite encourages us to be more altruistic and to think of the Greater Good, rather than focusing exclusively on our own benefit. It helps us to see that what is good for our society, is also good for us. Green Calcite also helps to quiet the mind, especially when anxiety and depression are trying to sabotage us. It helps us to step away from those voices and recognize that those voices are NOT us and are NOT speaking the truth. Green Calcite helps us to shift our focus and take practical actions which promote good mental health. Green Calcite helps us to see the big picture and not get lost in petty details. It encourages us to be open to new ideas and to let go of rigid, out-dated beliefs. Green Calcite is also extremely useful for students. It can help us to see why a subject is important and worthy studying, even if our natural interests/aptitudes lie in other directions. For example, it can help a science-minded student better appreciate the arts and humanities, or a liberal arts major get excited about STEM subjects. Green Calcite encourages us to be more curious and to recognize how a well-rounded education will help us be a better human in general.
Physical: Green Calcite is used by metaphysical healers primarily to treat bacterial infections, as well as the physical heart and circulatory system. It is said to be particularly good for clearing and preventing blood clots in the arteries. It is believed to soothe arthritis and sore muscles. Metaphysical healers also use Green Calcite to help release trapped/hidden emotions that are manifesting as poor physical health. It is especially good for adrenal fatigue. Green Calcite is believed to help slow the aging process.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Earth to Pocket
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These Green Calcites were mined in Mexico and tumbled in the United States.
It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Green Calcite for you.
This price is for one stone.
You can buy a single Green Calcite or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Green Calcite measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges. Tumbled stones are natural products and variations are part of their beauty.
The stone I choose for you will be a beautiful pale green stone with pale white lines and occasional marks of the brown matrix stone. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.
With their pure and clean energies, these Green Calcite are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.
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