Hardness: 2.5 to 3

Locations: Africa, Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Mexico, Romania, UK, USA

Astrological sign of: Cancer, Pisces

Calcite is a powerful energy amplifier and cleanser. The purifying energy of Calcite cleans out stored negative energy from a room, the body, etc. It can be used to clear out old energy patterns and to increase personal motivation and drive. Calcite is also known as the "stone of the mind." Calcite heightens mental discernment and analysis, increases memory and learning abilities. Calcite is also useful during times of mental adjustments and disagreements. Calcite can show you a new way to look at a situation, easing you away from old, outdated thought patterns that may be in the way of new ideas.