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Yellow Calcite

Everything you need to know about Yellow Calcite.

IDENTIFICATION

Yellow Calcite can be found in different locations in the world, like the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Iceland, Belgium, Brazil, Peru, and the USA.

Its chemical formula is Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) and it is of the Hexagonal crystal system. Yellow Calcite ranks 3 on the Moh’s scale of hardness. 

All colours are opaque to clear in appearance, and its' colour intensity ranges from light yellow to deep lemon yellow. This bright-coloured stone forms in a variety of geological places such as caves, seashells or shells of dead aquatic beings, corals, mantle-derived rocks, and hot springs. It is likely to form, dissolve, and form again.

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 with the formation of gas bubbles. Fake calcites are usually harder than real ones and cannot be scratched by a knife.

Yellow Calcite best combines with:

  •  Blue Calcite: To have a deeper and more authentic kind of gratification or happiness. This pair will also boost your mental clarity as well as focus, improve productivity, restore life balance, and promote overall wellbeing while reinstating harmony.

  • Green Calcite: Will make you feel more connected and grounded.
  • White, Red or Pink Calcite: Will make you feel more compassionate or empathic for saving relationships. This pair can even facilitate positive transformation and forgiveness.
  • White, Golden or Stellar Beam Calcite: Combining these gemstone tends to set you free of your limitations and make you aware of higher cognizance. 
  • Element: Fire, Air
  • Planet: Sun
  • Zodiac: Leo
  • Chakras: Solar Plexus

HISTORY

Calcite was named as a mineral by Gaius Plinius Secundus (Pliny the Elder) in 79 AD from calix, the Latin for lime. Burning lime (as in limestone – a variety of calcite) and mixing the resulting powder with sand and water creates cement, believed to have first been discovered by the Macedonians, but put to use on an industrial scale by the Romans. In the form of marble, calcite has been use a building and carving material for thousands of years. Virtually all Ancient Egyptian so-called ‘alabaster’ carvings are actually made of yellow calcite – this includes the Sphinx (alabaster is a variety of gypsum). In spite of its history, there are few early references to the medicinal use of calcite, possibly because it wasn’t considered a gemstone. Hildegard von Bingen (12th century) describes a calcite poultice to kill worms which eat the body (the type or worm isn’t clear, but from the description she is most likely referring to maggots in a wound, and not intestinal parasites).

Norse legends speak of a “sunstone” which was held up to the sky in order to see the sun on an overcast day, allowing the Vikings to navigate in open sea. Archaeologists now believe this was clear optical calcite, as the double refraction does help to locate the sun visually through clouds. The most notable deposit of optical calcite was at Eskifjord, Iceland – hence the nickname “Iceland spar”.

 

SPIRITUAL ATTRIBUTES

Yellow Calcite is also a stone that will connect you to your own spirit guides. It will enhance your meditation and stimulate your higher mind, which will link you to the most wonderful spiritual guidance.

This stone will clear your mind and help you access your inner wisdom. It will also give you comfort and reassurance when you’re going through tough times in your life.

It is known to instil a deeper connection with hope and light and works like a prism of good vibrations at the time of meditation. As a solar crystal, it vibrates with all positive feelings in your heart and stimulates the feeling of being enlightened via positive energy. 

PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES

Yellow Calcite can benefit the stomach and the upper intestines, as well as the upper spine and upper back. It can provide the body with enhanced energy levels and increase overall health and strength.

It can boost the immune system and improve the metabolism. It can also help with intestinal complaints, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome.This stone is known to strengthen the heart and help in the healing of the bones and the tissues.

Yellow Calcite is a very lucky stone because it can attract prosperity, abundance, and positive blessings into your life. The energies of this stone will bring a multitude of wonderful possibilities!

EMOTIONAL ATTRIBUTES

This high-vibrational healing stone is known to make its holder or wearer get rid of phobias, nightmares, and irrational fears. Working like a tranquilizer, its calming energies tend to calm one quickly when in stress or anxiety. Yellow Calcite clears accumulated self-doubt, giving you the opportunity for a clean emotional slate.

Yellow Calcite is a powerful energy cleanser and amplifier. ⁠The energy of Yellow Calcite purifies and cleans out negative energy from pretty much anywhere, including within you.⁠ It will gently enhance your overall physical energy and increase your strength and vitality. It will heal your sorrow and grief, and it will even lift you out of your depression.

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 best stone for anyone studying

ETHICAL SOURCING 

We source our yellow 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 work 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.

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