Calcite is a rock-forming mineral with a chemical formula of CaCO3. It is extremely common and found throughout the world in sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks.
The properties of calcite make it one of the most widely used minerals. It is used as a construction material, abrasive, agricultural soil treatment, construction aggregate, pigment, pharmaceutical and more. It has more uses than almost any other mineral.
Calcite, which comes in dozens of colors, is a form of calcium carbonate, which is the mineral that makes up chalk.
While its name comes from the German word calcite (meaning limestone) and only came into use relatively recently, in the ancient world, calcite was grouped together with gypsum and called “alabaster” for its fair, milky color.
The calcite is clear, whitish, or pale grey, and when calcite takes on different colors (due to microscopic quantities of other minerals or metals contained within the crystal matrix) its energy shifts, and it takes on unique characteristics.
Calcite is a powerful amplifier and cleanser of energy. According to Judy Hall, author of The Crystal Bible, simply having calcite in the room cleans negative energies from the environment and heightens your energy.
Yellow Calcite is associated with the solar plexus, self confidence and hope.
It is said to be effective at clearing out old energy patterns and increasing personal motivation and drive. Yellow Calcite specifically is a clearer of accumulated self doubt, giving you the opportunity for a clean emotional slate.
It is also known as a mind stone as it heightens mental discernment and analysis, increases memory and the ability to learn quickly and efficiently, great to have on your desk during revision/tests etc. Calcite is by far the the best stone for anyone studying. It also aids in teaching.
It is a powerful energy cleanser amplifier. The energy of Calcite purifies and cleans out negative energy from pretty much anywhere, including within you.
Yellow Calcite is a confident, hopeful stone.