Everything you need to know about Green Calcite.
Green Calcite is a variety of Calcite where the majority of which come from Mexico and Brazil. Its chemical formula is Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3), which is of the Hexagonal crystal system. Green Calcite ranks three on Moh’s scale of hardness. This stone almost always comes in the form of large masses.
All colours of calcite are Calcium Carbonate, and with the addition of various minerals present in the stones, they then occur in a range of colours. Its colouring can be very pale green, mid-green, yellow-green, and even some emerald green pieces. The green colour in the gemstone comes from chlorite, which is gut trapped during crystallisation.
Green calcite forms in different places such as caves, seashells, corals, hot springs, and caves. It is also possible for it to dissolve and reform. It is the main ingredient found in invertebrate shells and coral formations seen in natural and man-made structures, including stalactites and stalagmites.
The calcite is readily identified by its rhombohedral cleavages. The non-90° angles between the cleavage planes will tell you that it's real calcite. Looks can be deceiving, and many minerals look similar to calcite, and it also comes in so many aesthetics.
The main difference between real and fake calcite is that the real one occurs in the rhombohedral form of crystal, has double refraction, and reacts with hydrochloric acid to form gas bubbles. Fake calcites are usually more complex than real ones and cannot be scratched by a knife.
Green Calcite best combines with:
Amethyst: Pairing these stones helps bring you to a state of balance, peace, harmony, and happiness. Having these two stones side by side will assist you in changing your life so you can conquer the challenge of ridding what no longer serves you.
- Rose Quartz: This combination will open and protect your Heart chakra. The Calcite amplifies the already strong vibration of Rose Quartz to bring you to acceptance of universal, unconditional love.
- Black Tourmaline: While Green Calcite can bring prosperity into the home, the added Black Tourmaline can protect your home! Get the best of both worlds with this pairing.
- Element: Fire, Water
- Planet: Venus
- Zodiac: Cancer
- Chakras: Heart
Calcite is derived from the Latin word calcite, meaning “lime.” It is notably present in marble and limestone formations.
Calcite is so often present in marble and limestone that it has been used as a base for architecture and construction throughout history.
Calcite also plays a vital role in art history: Carrara marble, consisting of more than 95% calcium carbonate, has already inspired the well-known Italian sculptor Michelangelo to create the most beautiful sculptures thanks to its good workability and partly brilliant white.
Green Calcite has vital and delightful 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 view the world with greater compassion for all beings, including ourselves. It shows us the great humour, dignity, tragedy and beauty of the human experience and encourages us to look deeply, without fear or shame.
Green Calcite speeds up our spiritual development and shows us how to make a positive difference in the world. It inspires a sense of purpose and gives us the courage to go after our convictions. Green Calcite also encourages us to spend more time in nature and learn from plants and animals' wisdom. It helps us remember that there are times for busy activity and slow relaxation and that both are necessary for our health and well-being.
Metaphysical healers use green Calcite primarily to treat bacterial infections and 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 manifesting as poor physical health. It is perfect for adrenal fatigue. Green Calcite is believed to help slow the ageing process. It is also said to help with fertility issues.
Green Calcite softens and strengthens the heart to feel free and empowered. It has a very friendly energy that helps us feel more comfortable in social situations, especially strangers. It attracts new friendships and allows us to be good friends in return. Green Calcite gently shifts our energy to feel less irritated by minor inconveniences and more able to see the humour in stressful situations. Green Calcite soothes our ruffled feathers and helps us relax, be patient and handle our everyday life with more grace and ease. Green Calcite is a fantastic crystal ally when we need to do deep emotional work. It is perfect for releasing old grudges, resentment, and emotional pain.
Green Calcite encourages us to forgive while also creating and maintaining healthy emotional boundaries. It helps us recognise why mistakes were made in the past and be willing to see our 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.
We source our green calcite material from Nuevo Leon Mexico, our miner travels to Mexico from Brazil to meet with the local mine owners and suppliers. Although we have a middle man to this mineral all ethical sourcing and fair trade checks are carried out by our middle man to ensure safety protocols and genuine material.
None of our suppliers works with children under age. It is illegal in most countries now to mine with children; the businesses we work with comply and are registered under the Ethical sourcing conduct.