Pink Calcite Translucent from Turkey
About the stone: Pink Calcite is calcium carbonate crystallizing in the rhombohedral system. If not colored by cobalt (see Cobaltoan Calcite), it is often colored by manganese; these varieties can be called manganocalcite or manganoan calcite, especially when banded. Specimens may exhibit rhombohedral crystals and vary from transparent to opaque.
Astrological sign(s): Taurus
Mohs scale: 3
Spiritual uses: The soothing cotton-candy shade of pink calcite translucent helps you align with the Divine Mother, the highest form of motherly love. The Divine feminine is within everyone regardless of gender.
Mental uses: Hold this stone when you are concentrating on thinking positive and uplifting thoughts about yourself and others.
Emotional uses: Pink calcite translucent activates the opening of your heart chakra so that you can release prior feelings of hurt or fear. Feelings of anger and frustration can be assuaged by keeping this stone. It is also a good stone for children who cry or whine often. Give one to a grumpy friend and watch his or her energy transform.
Physical uses: Pink calcite helps you put your attention on your heart, strengthening it and supporting its proper functioning. The soft pink vibration helps relieve insomnia.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo