A non-silicate rock, with chemical composition of CaCO3, calcite possesses doubled refractive properties. It's two refractive indices make it form two images. Being a ubiquitous mineral, it constitutes material of several rocks like sedimentary rocks, igneous rocks, and even the transmuting metamorphic ones. This white crystal forms an essential part of limestone as well. Hydrothermal environment favors calcite occurrence.
This phosphorescent stone has a Mohs hardness score of 3. With white streaks running through its substance, it has fluorescent, triboluminescent as well as thermoluminescent properties. With a luster ranging from vitreous to resinous, it has a white color while it may have no color at all. Some shades of orange, pink, brown, blue, red, yellow and gray tinge this crystal. These rhombohedral crystals have morphological forms as prismatic, massive and granular. With all 3 cleavage planes, this stone has a conchoidal fracture tendency. Calcite shows effervescence in diluted hydrochloric acid and forms essential component of many sedimentary rocks. Furthermore, it has a specific gravity of about 2.7.
Blue calcite soothes the crammed nerves and makes the wearer aware of his bodily and mental needs for rest. Students can get great benefits from this stone’s possession for it boosts learning abilities and promotes memory retrieval apart from storage. Blue calcite also improves creativity and writers can make use of it to get their unblocked flow of words. Regarded by many as a stone of communication, this vitreous stone is associated with throat chakra, hence should be worn closer to the throat. Enlightened communication and tactful discussion especially amongst people of different views reflect the magical impact of blue calcite in throat chakra.
Blue calcite envisions its bearer of his path and amplifies decision-making abilities. Medically, the stone heals tonsillitis, lung diseases, thyroid anomalies, throat infections, arthritis and relieves high blood pressure. It helps remember channeling experiences as well. It is either placed between two purple candles or is worn by the patient for its medicinal effects.
Telepathic instincts vibrate in the head of the stone’s possessor. The person becomes able to realize thoughts of other people without even speaking their motive on a subject. An exchange of thoughts with nil word spoken, the bearer understands the unexpressed.
Many psychic gifts reveal themselves on the wearer of this stone with stimulation of third eye chakra. When kept beneath the pillow, it will help you remember your ambitions and will guide your pathway for an achievement of your life goals.