Alternative Names: Cobaltocalcite
Origin: Notably Morocco and DR of Congo
Mineral Species: Calcite
Mineral Group: Carbonates
Chemical Formula: (Ca,Co)CO3
Crystal System: Rhombohedral
Colour: Pale to deep pink
Typical Appearance: Occasionally as groups of small acicular crystals, more usually as drusy crystalline crusts.
Birthstone: No known astrological sign
Chakra Alignment: Heart
Origin of Name & Mythology: Not known
Calcite aids spiritual, emotional, and physical development. In the human body, it supports the formation and repair of bones and teeth, the clotting of blood, and cellular communication. In addition to the general properties of calcite, cobaltocalcite can have a positive affect on brain function, the nervous system and formation of blood. It has an effervescent and playful, childlike energy, which lifts the spirits and leaves the user feeling energised and happy. Keep a cluster in the room to dispel melancholy and lighten the atmosphere.
Used directly on the body or held, cobaltocalcite can reduce symptoms of asthma. Working more deeply in meditation, it expands the Heart Chakra well beyond its normal limitations, opening you to all positive elements of love, from attracting love to learning the meaning of true compassion, and has a strong connection with the angelic realm.