• Aug 01, 2019
  • by Nicole Pacinello

Do you sometimes feel that your energy level is too low or even that it is stagnant? do you feel that you are constantly stressed and can’t find a moment’s peace? One solution that worked for me was optical calcite, also known as Iceland spar. This beautiful, clear form of calcite is often found naturally as cubes or rhombuses. The optical part of its name comes from the belief that Vikings used it to navigate on those days when the sun was hidden by clouds. Crystal practitioners believe optical calcite is unsurpassed when it comes to cleansing and purifying energy.

Optical Calcite Meaning

Optical calcite is such a powerful energy cleanser that simply having a piece in a room clears it of negative energy and heightens your own energy in both your physical body as well as your subtle body. Because a rhombus of clear optical calcite it is able to split light into its colors, it is able to energize, balance and cleanse all of your chakras. As a naturally squarish crystal, it concentrates energy inside of itself and is good for grounding and transforming negative energy into positive energy.

Optical Calcite Properties

The stone hastens growth and development and allows you to access higher consciousness and your psychic abilities. It is famous for facilitating out-of-body experiences and helps your soul remember these experiences once it returns to your body. Because its properties cause people to see double when they look through it, optical calcite also lets you see the double meaning behind words.

Besides its power as an energy purifier, optical calcite also encourages forgiveness, both of yourself and others. Its clarity also brings insight.

Optical Calcite Uses 

Optical calcite joins your emotions with your intellect, which results in emotional intelligence. It supports a positive outlook even after you have lost your motivation or are edging close to despair. Because it boosts your energy levels, it helps you overcome laziness.

The crystal also calms your mind, enhances your discernment and teaches you how to analyze situations. It helps you to realize which type of information is important to know and which is not then helps you remember the important information. Because of this, it is an excellent crystal for students and other people whose work involves study. Optical calcite gives you the power to convert ideas into action.

The crystal is also helpful when it comes to alleviating your emotional stress. It takes away that stress and replaces it with a much longed-for tranquility. It stabilizes your emotions and lets you trust yourself and trust in your ability to overcome setbacks.

Because optical calcite is largely made of calcium, it helps your bones take up calcium to strengthen them while discouraging calcification. This ability makes it an important crystal when it comes to the growth of young children. It eases complaints of the skin and the intestines and supports those physical processes that help the blood clot and heal injured tissue. The crystal also eases the tensions that can lead to migraine headaches. It boosts the immune system and works quickly when it is made into an elixir. The elixir can be used to ease skin conditions such as warts, ulcers and wounds. Optical calcite is also exceptional at healing eye conditions and improving vision.

Making an Elixir

To make an elixir out of optical calcite, cleanse a piece of the crystal, and place it in spring water in a glass bowl. Put it in sunlight for about 12 hours, then take out the crystal, and pour the elixir into a dark blue or amber glass bottle that has an air tight stopper or screw top. Keep the bottle in a cool, dark place. The optical calcite elixir can also be placed in glass dropper bottles. Place seven drops of the elixir in the bottle, then fill it up with two thirds water and one third brandy. However, skip the brandy if the elixir is to be used to wash the eyes.

Wearing and Gridding Optical Calcite

Optical calcite can be worn as a pendant or placed on an area that needs healing. You can also place stones as a grid around your bed. Take eight optical calcite cubes and place one between and a bit below your feet; one above your head; two next to your neck; two at your hips and two at your ankles. Place them about the length of your hand away from your body. Then, shut your eyes, and relax for at least 10 minutes, though keeping the crystals in place while you sleep is even better. 

Usually, different stones are used to cleanse, balance and energize different chakras, but optical calcite can be used for all of them. To do this, place a stone between and just beneath your feet; place another on your base chakra; another beneath your navel; one on the solar plexus; one on your heart; one just be above it; one stone at your throat; one on your third eye; one at your crown and for the highest vibration, place one just above your head.


A stone of healing, energy and insight, optical calcite is itself an energetic, fast acting crystal. If you have a specific question or query about optical calcite meaning or anything else, please contact us via our Facebook page.