This calcium carbonate mineral is known for its golden brown to light gold colour reminiscent of the luscious honey. Oozing with warmth, honey calcite is associated with the third eye, solar plexus, and root chakras. Using a honey calcite crystal is believed to eliminate self-limiting beliefs and increase confidence and intelligence.
What are the properties that make this mineral unique? How does it work to transform you into the best version of yourself? Read on to learn more.
Physical Properties of Honey Calcite
Honey calcite forms as massive rhombohedral crystals and is one of the many varieties of calcite. The intensity of its colour varies from one specimen to another, ranging from light gold to golden brown to brown. Transparent to translucent honey calcite has a glassy lustre. It glistens when light enters the stone. It is a relatively soft stone with a Mohs hardness rating of 3.
History of Honey Calcite
Honey calcite is also called amber or golden calcite. The name calcite was derived from the Latin word calx which means lime. The leading source of honey calcite in the world is Mexico. But other deposits are also found in Africa, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, India, Sweden, and the USA.
Calcite (CaCO3) is a rock-forming mineral and is one of the world's most abundant minerals. It forms everywhere: in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. It also occurs in veins. Marble and limestone primarily consist of calcite.
Because of its properties, calcite is one of the most used minerals since ancient times. It is used as an abrasive, as a construction aggregate, and an ingredient for soil treatment. Calcium carbonate is also used as medication to relieve heartburn, indigestion, and an upset stomach.
Honey Calcite in Mythology
There's only a few accounts of the healing uses of calcite since it's not always classified as a gemstone. In the 12th century, mineralogist and healing stones collector Hildegard von Bingen believed that a moist mass of calcite could treat open wounds, spleen disease, stomach ailments, as well as kill maggots.
Norse legends have it that Viking mariners used Icelandic calcite (then called sunstone) to locate the position of the sun during cloudy weather.
Metaphysical Properties of Honey Calcite
As it stabilizes the third eye, solar plexus, and root chakras, honey calcite unleashes the will and the power to create. It is believed that the stone is best used if you want to accomplish seemingly insurmountable tasks. Honey calcite awakens your drive and motivation to start a project and take it to completion.
Honey calcite is said to increase courage, confidence, and self-worth. This is why it is useful for people who aim to ace a job interview, close a sale, deliver a speech, and people wanting to connect with people in social events.
When you feel uninspired and lack the energy to hit the ground running, honey calcite rouses you to take action. And as it activates your third eye chakra, it sets your mind to focus on the task at hand, even the problems that need methodical solutions.
If you need a powerful cleansing stone, honey calcite and all calcite varieties help absorb negative energies in a room. Moving into a new home or office? Before moving in, put calcite stones all over the space for some deep cleansing.
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