Occurs in rhombohedral crystals and in massive form.
Element: Fire, Earth
Chakra: Root (1st), Crown (7th)
Found: All over the world; The most abundant source is Mexico
Grounding ~ Vitality
Red Calcite supports & activates the root chakra. It stimulates the senses, giving one new appreciation for the physical world and helping one find the sacred in the mundane, restoring one’s sense of wonder. It is stone of “soft vitality” because of the way it energizes the root chakra while subtly bringing an influx of life force & vitality to the body & mind. It also creates a bridge with the crown chakra, removing the gap that often exists for individuals between the physical and spiritual life.
Red Calcite, because of the way it connects the spiritual body with the physical, connecting with the senses and the outside world, makes it greatly useful in meditation when one wishes to quite the mind of extraneous chatter while fully experiencing the world around you.
In general, calcite is a powerful amplifier of energies. It is one of the most common minerals on the face of the Earth, comprising about 4% by weight of the Earth’s crust. Calcite is probably the premier cleanser of stored negative energies in the human system, and works on all levels from the physical to the etheric. This makes it a very purifying stone. Having a large piece of any member of the Calcite family is beneficial, as it can be used to clear negativity from the environment and the body. All calcites are good for reducing fear and stress.
Calcites stimulate the flow of energy to cells, which is part of what makes it a potent amplifier as well as aiding one’s mental faculties. They become helpful when one is learning new concepts by helping thought processes flow in a coherent, fluid way. This allowance for better thought flow and connecting ideas may also help release blockages to creativity. Being a grounding and centering stone as well, combined with this flow of creativity allows for one’s inner peace they find to also be a vibrant one.
Not only do Calcite aid the mind, but they are also useful to assist with emotional healing. With this intrinsic connection of the emotion & mental body, they help to incorporate heart-based thinking into your everyday life. Bringing its properties of grounding & centering, when used with heart related matters, it is very beneficial for reconciliation. It can help ameliorate arguments in a relationship, and help create balance.
With all that life force energy flowing so openly and beautifully through mind, body & spirit, these crystals have been known to combat laziness and help one feel full of vitality and more energized, alleviating feelings of sluggishness.