Red Calcite: Moving Energy



Calcites are remarkable healing stones, and red calcite is no exception.

They have a gentle and penetrating energy that is able to get to the heart of an issue.

Red Calcite is an excellent stone for grounding and moving stagnant energy. It works particularly well with the first and second chakras. As it works, it increases energy, leaving you feeling invigorated and vibrant.

Healing Energy of Red Calcite

Another interesting use for red calcite arises from the way it looks — similar to muscle. Because of this, it is a wonderful mineral for easing physical muscle tension.

I have a friend who is a nurse, and she purchased a red calcite for her own physical healing. The next week she came back and bought 2 more because she had given hers to a patient. Two weeks later she came back again and said she needed 10 stones. “I keep giving them to patients and they love them, so I can’t keep my own stone.” She still comes by now and then to get her supply of calcite. “It just makes everyone feel really good,” she tells me.

Red Calcite is also a great stone to use when you are starting a new project — particularly a creative project.

Exercise to Use With Red Calcite

Here is an exercise you can do when you are beginning a project or new phase of your life.

The intention of this exercise is to address and release any fear or anxiety about the project (or life change). Anything that might hold you back.

These are the steps:

  1. Sit in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed.
  2. Hold a red calcite on your 2nd chakra (just below your navel).
  3. Focus on any fear or anxiety you have about your plan/project that is holding you back.
  4. Create an image/color for this fear and surround your image with the color red. (It can also just be a red ball.)
  5. Let the color surround the image you have come up with.
  6. Focus on your breath — take a deep breath in and as you release the breath, imagine you are releasing/pushing your fear into the stone held at the 2nd chakra.
  7. Do this breath work for as long as the color remains in your body (or until it significantly dissapates).
  8. Take one final breath and really push the last of the color into the stone.
  9. Remove the stone and cleanse.

This exercise can be done several times if the issue you are working on is large.

You can get extra support as you do this by creating a circle of grounding stones around the place you are sitting.

I find this exercise very helpful. It bypasses the thinking mind and just works with the body.

The less you get into your head about it, the better it will work. I know this from my own experience :).

I will create a video to talk you through this. Click here for the video.




Stones of the Sun: Radiance in Form




In keeping with the sun celebration here at Spirit Dancer, I am going to write about some of the stones that I think best represent that energy.

The sun is all about transformation and regeneration. It is about possibility and taking positive action.

The following list of stones is by no means complete. These are just a few of the stones I am connecting with this month.

Golden Healers

golden healer I was recently able to get these crystals again after a period of several years. They are a great example of sun consciousness, or higher consciousness.

I worked on my partner Bob recently with a layout of these crystals (more about this in a later article). He immediately connected to Ra (ancient Egyptian sun god) who was showing him the portal created by the sun. A gateway into higher consciousness.

Golden Healers can be used for deep healing on all levels. Repatterning and realignment come as your body attunes to these stones.

These crystals have come to remind us of our connection to the Divine. To remind us that we are the Divine.

Gold Spirit Quartz

These wonders have a natural iridescence that is created by the Earth. From South Africa, they represent passion and compassion at the same time.

Spirit Quartz can be used to balance the energy in a room. To bring peace to situations that can become tense or unsettled.

This stone invites you to take a deep breath and focus on the light within any situation.

Honey Calcite with Barite

These stones are like solidified sunlight.

Calcite is a gentle but penetrating energy that works on the physical body to heal and protect.

Honey calcite activates the 3rd chakra. In these stones specifically, the barite inclusions are great for removing toxic energy, and physical toxins from the body.

Use this stone to clear unwanted energies from negative situations.

They also promote a happy, upbeat energy, and are great stones to carry with you during your day. Leave them in the sun to charge and clear.


Brucite is a stone of light activation. It automatically goes to the place in the body that is most in need of healing and fills it with light energy.

It is like a reiki treatment in a crystal.

These stones are small but powerful. The yellow-colored ones have been recently found in Pakistan.

It is magnesium hydroxide, so it can be used anywhere that magnesium is beneficial — bones, nerve fibers, glands, and muscles.

Wrapping Up

I have already gone on and on about citrine, so I’ll just mention that any time you need the energy of the sun — a citrine is the perfect stone.

The other stone of the sun that I love, is heliodor. It is hard to find and expensive, but if you get a chance to have one, take it. A stone of Christ-consciousness, heliodor will connect you to the highest vibration available with love and joy.

Let me know about the stones you use to work with sun energy. I have left out the most obvious one — sunstone — because I am working more with golden energies. It is also a great stone when you need a little piece of the sun in your life.


Indonesian Jasper: Stone of Heart Opening

indonesian jasperI just found this Indonesian Jasper at the Denver Gem and Mineral show. Although I know and love jasper, this one was new to me.

It is a lovely green and red/pink color and I immediately felt its heart energy.

When I sat down to listen to the stone I heard this first. This stone will ground in a completely open heart. I will allow hearts to stay open and protected at the same time.

Here are some “direct quotes” from the stone:

  • I will watch over you as you spread unconditional love throughout the planet.
  • I will be there when you need a loving place to land and gather yourself to yourself.
  • I can remind you that the Great Mother is always there to sustain and replenish you when you are tired and overwhelmed.
  • I am here to help you rest when you need it.

There is a softness that is emerging that may not be seen or obvious. It is the gradual (or sometimes not so gradual) opening of all hearts. This feeling may be unfamiliar to many and sometimes even frightening. This stone is here to remind you that this heart softening is a natural state of being.

When you reach thia state, relax into it and the evidence of the true shift in the energies of the planet/Universe will begin to appear all around you.

Use this jasper as a touchstone for unconditional love. Give it to others as a token of this love.

Here are some other ways to use this stone:

  • Jasper is naturally grounding, so it can be used when you are feeling scattered and unfocused.
  • It is a very healing stone physically, so this particular jasper can be used on the physical heart as an addition to other therapies.]
  • It a a gentle energy, so can be used really well with children.
  • In a grid, it can be used to successfully ground the energy of unconditional love onto the planet.

Below are some of the stones available on this site right now:


Apophyllite: Portal Stone of Transcendance

ApoApophyllitephyllite is a stone I use for elevation. It sparkles out to the Universe with joy.

To work with any stone, I first ask the stone how it wishes to be used. It will speak to me (or sometimes not) and I will simply write down what I hear and feel.

When I sat with my apophyllite here is what I received:

The feeling of joy, exuberance, and a desire to dance came to me immediately. You cannot hold this stone without smiling. It uplifts your spirits and raises the vibration of all it touches.

Like most crystals, it will speak to you in song and tone, but with this particular stone it is much easier to hear this. It is the sweet clear voice of the angels.

Apophyllite is the diamond light that transforms us all, creating a portal to transcendence. It attunes you to the knowledge of passages from one place to another. It creates a bridge into the light when you need it most.

This stone helps you to know the way of least resistance — whether in times of birth and death — or just as a passage from one way of living to another. It helps you to see the subtleties of choices, and to fashion your choosing in ways that serve your soul.

There are several good ways to use apophyllite. It is an excellent stone to use in grids. It beautifully elevates and clears the energy of a room. It brings in a higher vibration and a  feeling of joy. I have them all over my house, I am always finding little grids that I forgot were there. They always bring a smile when I find them.

For a grid, you can work with 5 – 11 apophyllites alone or mix some in with any grid you are creating to elevate the vibration of your space.

Apophyllite is also an excellent stone to use when you meditate. Because it creates a portal, there is easy access into the unseen worlds where guidance and answers are available.

In a few days I will add a video meditation to use with apophyllite. Just grab your stone, hold it in your left hand and get comfortable.

I welcome comments and questions about how you experience your apophyllite. To see stones available for purchase click here.

Tsavorite Garnets

Tsavorite garnets are one of the strongest stones I have found in a long time. It may seem like I write about garnets more than any other stone, and this is true. They are stunning healing tools and the range of work they can do is astonishing. They work on all levels of healing with depth and magic.

When I sat in meditation with these new tsavorite garnets – one of my favorite finds at the 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral show – I received quite a lot of information which I want to share.


Aqua Aura

The beauty of Aqua Aura draws people in almost immediately. It is the light iridescent blue of star shine. There are those who doubt the crystal’s effectiveness because it is man made (or really man-enhanced). I feel that it offers the best of man and mineral in one package.


What is Aqua Aura Exactly

How is this crystal made? Aqua Aura is made when quartz or spirit quartz is put in a chamber with gold molecules and given an electric charge. The quartz attracts the gold which then fuses to the surface of the crystal and cannot be rubbed off. Through this alchemy, both elements become one.

The aqua aura crystal then contains the healing properties of both gold and quartz, and goes beyond both to become something different again. (more…)