The Meaning and Feng Shui Use of Calcite

green calcite stone feng shui
Suzanna Ruby/FOAP/Getty

Known as the stone of emotional intelligence, calcite has the uncanny ability to build a clear and harmonious bridge of awareness between your emotions and your intellect. Calcite brings a wise energy to help one make timely decisions without the feeling of being rushed. It also helps cultivate equal attention to one's emotional, as well as mental being. Only by being in this balanced state one can live a happy, fulfilling and meaningful life.

The name calcite comes from Latin chalix for lime. Other names that calcite is known for are Iceland spar and optical calcite.

The most popular calcite is the clear, or colorless one, although other colors of calcite are also very popular -- from green to pink, orange, yellow, brown, blue, and even black calcite. Each color adds additional properties to the energy of calcite.

What is Special About Calcite?

By its mere presence, calcite brings a constant energetic movement. This can be a speeding up of your personal energy by helping reveal and uncover aspects of your personality or health that need attention. This can also be a speeding up of clearing the energy in any given space. Thus, calcite is much welcomed in any environment with stagnant, stale or vibrationally polluted energy.

Where Does Calcite Come From?

Our planet is very generous with the supply of calcite, which can be found in many parts of the world. The most abundant supplies of calcite come from Mexico, USA, Iceland, and England.

What Are the Specific Feng Shui Properties of Calcite?

The main feng shui use of calcite is for its energy clearing and transformation properties. As such, a calcite, especially a clear one, is a very good feng shui addition to your living room. It can also be excellent in any other space you spend a lot of time with your family, such as your dining or your family room.  Having a calcite in your home office can be encouraged, too, especially if the energy in your office (and in your work) has become stale and slow.

Since calcite is considered to encourage learning, to help make wise decisions, as well as to strengthen one's memory, it can be a very good feng shui addition to your children's room or study. Calcite is also a very good stone to have close to you during your spiritual practice time such as yoga, tai chi, qigong, and meditation since it encourages an opening to higher realms of consciousness. Thus, it can be an excellent stone for your home altar.

It goes without saying that a calcite can be an excellent feng shui energetic remedy for any office and any business. Where the energy is stagnant, calcite will help activate and circulate it, and where the energy has become polluted from too much traffic, a variety of negative emotions or just chaotic vibrations, calcite will help realign and clear the energy.

Some of the most popular properties of calcite are:

* Helps with emotional healing

* Improves memory

* Releases blockages

* Encourages creative expression

* Removes negativity

* Deepens one's spiritual awareness


Where Do I Place the Calcite for Good Feng Shui?

The living, family or dining room can all benefit from the healing presence of calcite. A calcite in your child's study is also recommended. 

Best not to place a calcite in the center of the home for too long, unless the heart of your home really needs a lot of movement and clearing for a period of time. It is also best to avoid the placement of calcite near or on the stairs, especially if your staircase is located in a challenging feng shui area of your home.

In the best feng shui placement of a calcite, be guided by its color. For example, a green calcite is excellent feng shui for your East and Southeast areas. A golden/yellow calcite is excellent in your Southwest, as well as your South bagua areas. The pink, orange, and red calcite are obviously good in a Fire feng shui element area (but choose smaller size calcites, rather than one big stone because you do not want the Earth element of the calcite to weaken the Fire element). Small black and blue calcites are excellent in the North, East and Southeast areas of your home.

The wise calcite is considered one of the birthstones of those born under the astrological sign of Cancer.