Calcite, which comes in dozens of colours, is a form of calcium carbonate, which is the mineral that makes up chalk.
While its name comes from the German word calcit (meaning limestone) and only came into use relatively recently, in the ancient world, calcite was grouped together with gypsum and called “alabaster” for its fair, milky colour.
The largest piece ever found was discovered in Iceland, but calcite is found all over the world.
It is one of the most common parts of the sedimentary stone, and even appears in the shells of sea creatures. During the Second World War, it was used for gun sights, due to its ready availability.
The calcite is clear, whitish, or pale grey, and when calcite takes on different colours (due to microscopic quantities of other minerals or metals contained within the crystal matrix) its energy shifts, and it takes on unique characteristics.
Blue is an incredibly powerful spiritual colour, so of course blue calcite has powerful spiritual properties when it is used by a mindful practitioner of crystology.
Blue calcite stones are stones of healing, recovery, communication, and even the development of psychic or paranormal powers.
If improving your psychic powers is something that interests you, then blue calcite is the stone to use to achieve this.
Blue calcite stones are incredibly useful for developing psychic abilities, especially the abilities of telepathy and psychic empathy.
The reason that blue calcite is so useful for developing these powers is that, at its core, it is a communication stone. This power is tightly linked to its colouration.
In Indian mythology, blue is the colour of the throat chakra, which is the chakra that rules all forms of communication.
In Ancient Egypt, it was the colour of life energy, which flows through all living beings to connect them. In modern western thought, blue is the colour of holy communication and the Holy Spirit.
Blue is a strong colour for communication, and the pale, milky opacity of calcite is also an indication that it has a spiritually enhancing property, much like clear quartz or moonstone – whitish stones often have this power, because white is the combination of all other powers.
The combination of blue and white powers in Blue Calcite indicates that it is a powerful tool to use to improve your communication.
This is specifically a stone for communication that lies outside the boundaries of what is considered “natural.”
Some self-described psychics have purported that blue calcite has helped them to develop links to higher powers that allowed them to converse with gods or angels.
Others find that it enhances their ability to psychically communicate with loved ones, such as becoming able to intuit when their loved ones are in danger, even if they are miles away and have no logical way of knowing this.
If psychic communication rests outside your comfort zone and is not something that you are interested in pursuing, that’s all right!
Blue calcite can have other benefits in your life too. For example, you can use blue calcite to clear negative energy from your aura or your environment, as it has the power to gently fan away toxic energies that may be “sticking” to you.
In “The Best Combinations to Use with Blue Calcite,” I will discuss some combinations of stones that you can use to capitalize on this power.
It can also be used to enhance your communicative skills on a more “day-to-day” basis, rather than a psychic one.
Even if you’re not interested in developing telepathic skills, you may find that you benefit quite a bit from the ability to intuit your loved ones’ feelings and the willingness to discuss these feelings more openly.
Blue calcite can strongly help you if you feel that you are unsure of what is happening around you from an emotional perspective.
Have you ever had someone get angry at you for what felt like no reason at all, leaving you feeling hurt and defensive, and then later be shocked that they’re shocked that you’re acting coldly towards them? Me too!
This is a trap that many people find themselves in – it’s easy to “lose track” of other people’s emotional complexities, which are always changing after all!
And once you lose track of someone’s emotions, it can be very hard to get a bead on them again, as emotional experiences are usually highly influenced by past emotional experiences.
Blue calcite can help get you “back on track” with your understanding of other people’s emotional experiences.
It will make clear what was previously opaque and help you to understand what previously seemed inexplicable.
Blue calcite can give you a unique ability to improve your relationships due to this improved sense of communication.
While many stones that are known to improve relationships do it by harmonizing your natural energies, calcite actually helps bring disharmonies into the light.
At the same time, however, (and this is what makes it such a strong stone), it makes it clear that these disharmonies are not necessarily a huge problem.
Almost no one can be one hundred percent harmonious, one hundred percent of the time. The trick is dealing harmoniously with your disharmonies!
That’s where blue calcite comes in – its calming energy makes it possible to smooth over the rough patches of a relationship and actually talk through disagreements, leading to a better overall result than just hoping for the negative moments to be washed away completely.
If you are interested in developing your psychic powers out of the scope of your daily life, then you will undoubtedly find that blue calcite is a wonderful stone to do this with.
Because of its link with the throat chakra and with communication, it is a “safer” stone to use when developing psychic powers than some others.
As long as it is developing your psychic powers, it will also be developing your relationships with those around you, making it possible for you to reach out to others when you need help.
This is a form of “grounding” quite different from the use of stones that link you to earth or enhance your root chakra – it will actually “ground” you in your human support structure!