Description: Four percent of the Earth’s crust is composed of calcite, making it a very common mineral. It’s a beautiful one, though, coming in a rainbow of colors, all of which seem to glow with their own internal light. (In fact, some specimens literally do glow in the dark.) It forms in rhombohedrons—like cubes, only with odd angles—and usually feels silky to the touch.
Metaphysical uses: Uses of calcite vary by color. The purest form, clear calcite, promotes dreaming and astral travel. It can intensify visual images, making it useful for scrying. Orange calcite is a natural “detox” stone, which can help clear up both lingering physical complaints and mental fuzz. Green calcite promotes vitality. Blue is an excellent cooling stone, helping us find relief from physical inflammation and anger. These only the most common varieties. We have many others at the store, and as always will be happy to provide you with full information.