3 (very soft)
Calcite comes in many colors and forms. In it's pure form itis a transparent crystal
One identifying factor in calcite is its shape, a three dimensional parallelogram called a rhombus. A rohmboid has six parallel planes (top, bottom, side, side, end, end) all connected to each other.
Lore & History:
Calcite has been used in healing and magick for thousands of years. Due to the fact it comes in such an unusual crystalline shape, it has always been looked upon as having natural spiritual qualities.
In general calcite soothes and brings healing energy for all occasions. The various colors help amplify certain qualities.
Clear Calcite (Moon/Water) is used in spirituality rituals. Perfect as a focus of contemplation during meditation. Inspires joy and lightness of being. Balances the male/female polarities as well as the emotions by helping to ground excessive enthusiasms.
Gold Calcite (also called honey or yellow calcite) is said to deepen intellect memory, wisdom, psychic abilities, astral projection, channeling and higher consciousness. It carries the golden healing rays and helps cheer depression. Helps aid spine, bones, kidneys, pancreas, and spleen. Use as an aid for decalcifying the joints and detoxification of the kidneys and liver.
Green Calcite promotes healing, mental balance and communication between the intellect and the emotions. Use it in spells and ritual to draw money and success. It helps kidneys, spleen and the pancreas, it also removes toxins from the body and alleviates mental fear. Aids in mental clarity, soothes anxiety, calmes turbulent energies, expands awareness, aids intuitiion, links parallel realities. Good when undertaking mental change. Eases old, limiting beliefs (especially those based on fear) from teh mind sot hat new ideas can flourish.
White Calcite fosters spirituality.
Gray Calcite encourages calmness and serenity.
Red Calcite opens the heart chakra.
Orange Calcite brings joy, happiness, humor and helps uplift all moods. Helps gall bladder ailments and improves physical energy. Also expands awareness. May be used as a protective stone and to help lead energy to the body.
Blue Calcite eases pain, especially of the back, wear it for healing and use it in purification rituals and ceremonies.
Pink Calcite is used in love rituals and held in the hand it calms, centers and grounds. It combines unconditional self-love with the ability to love others.
Venus/Air-Water-Fire-Earth (depends on color)/Moon-Venus