The Healing Properties of Crystals

Calcite, Mangano (Manganoan Calcite)

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  • Pronunciation: [mayn-gan-no kal-sahyt]

  • Formula: (Ca,Mn)CO3

  • Stone Qualities: Self-Love, Emotional Healing, Compassion, Divine Feminine

  • Hardness (Mohs): 3

  • Chakras: Heart (4th), Crown (7th) 

  • Zodiac: Cancer

  • Locality: Worldwide (Particularly Mexico, Bulgaria, Brazil, Peru)

Calcite, Mangano (Manganoan Calcite)

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Mangano calcite is a beautiful pink (and often banded) version of calcite that also goes by the names of “pink mangano calcite,” “pink magnesium calcite,” and “the reiki stone.” It belongs to the carbonates mineral class and exhibits a trigonal crystal system and a hardness of 2.5 to 3 on the Mohs scale. It is commonly found in Brazil, Peru, Belgium, Britain, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Iceland, Romania and the United States. It is transparent to opaque and will dissolve in most types of acid. In World War II, calcite was used to make gun sights. Calcite has also been used in experiments to make cloaks of invisibility and in a variety of other applications, such as concrete repair and soil remediation and stabilization.

In the metaphysical world, mangano calcite resonates primarily with the heart chakra and represents healing and universal love. It is associated with the astrological signs of cancer, libra and taurus and its vibration numbers are 4 and 55. It gives off a powerful yet gentle energy and makes an excellent complementary stone due to its energy amplification abilities. Wearing mangano calcite, meditating with it and/or keeping it near or on the body regularly may have a calming effect, making it easier to tap into universal and self love. It is said to promote a sense of faith and hope, resulting in a tendency to give others the benefit of the doubt. Past abuse and inner child hurts may be soothed due to a feeling of motherly love given off by this amazing crystal. Stress, tension and anxiety may be relieved, fears may be removed and nightmares may be reduced or disappear entirely. Due to its nurturing effect, its keeper will probably also begin to take better care of him or herself and find it easier to act on love as opposed to negative feelings. He or she may also experience an increased emotional intelligence, because this crystal is renowned for its ability to connect emotions to intellect.  In terms of meditation, mangano calcite is wonderful for astral travel and channeling. Additionally, it is believed to aid with studying and improve one's ability to retain information learned during study.

In addition to the aforementioned metaphysical healing benefits, mangano calcite offers many physical healing benefits. In folk and crystal healing, it is believed to address illness and injury of the bones and joints, kidneys and heart. It is also used to maintain overall health and facilitate healing of the entire physical body. Not surprisingly, because mangano calcite is widely recognized as a feminine crystal, it is claimed to have a range of positive effects on the female body and reproductive system in particular. As is the case with its specific metaphysical healing benefits, mangano calcite offers these physical healing benefits as well as all of the physical healing benefits provided by the generic form of calcite.