Calcite increases and amplifies energy. This makes it an excellent stone for distance healing, as well as other types of healing. Red Calcite is an energizing and detoxifying stone. It also has the ability to bring stability to one's will, and increases inner strength.
It assists with problem solving. It can also attract love. With it's ability to ease and release fears, it calms the rushes of adrenaline caused by fear, which is particularly helpful to those who "do battle" in their every day lives.
Physically red calcite is used in crystal healing for genitals, reproductive organs, gonads, ovaries, hips, lets, feet, stiff muscles and joints. Red calcite is also used for healthy sexuality and sensuality. It is preferred calcite for conditions where detoxification is necessary, such as food poisoning or alcoholism recovery.
Red calcite is associated with the root or base chakra.
Color: Extremely variable but generally white or colorless or with light shades of yellow, orange, blue, pink, red, brown, green, black and gray. Occasionally iridescent.
Luster: Vitreous to resinous to dull in massive forms
Transparency: Transparent to translucent
Crystal System: Trigonal; bar 3 2/m
Crystal Habits: Extremely variable with almost any trigonal form possible. Common among calcite crystals are the scalenohedron, rhombohedron, hexagonal prism, and pinacoid. Combinations of these and over three hundred other forms can make a multitude of crystal shapes, but always trigonal or pseudo-hexagonal.
Cleavage: Perfect in three directions, forming rhombohedrons
Specific Gravity: 2.7
Associated Minerals: Fluorite, quartz, barite, sphalerite, galena, celestite, sulfur, gold, copper, emerald, apatite, biotite, zeolites, several metal sulfides, other carbonates and borates and many other minerals.
Best Field Indicators: Crystal habit, reaction to acid, abundance, hardness, double refraction and especially cleavage.