Optical Calcite

Mental Clarity ~ Communication ~ Visualization

History of Optical Clarity

Optical Calcite, also known as Iceland Spar, is a captivating crystal with a rich history and a wide range of spiritual and physical healing properties. It has been cherished for its unique optical qualities, which enhance clarity and insight. This crystal's historical significance dates back centuries, and its discovery in Iceland gave rise to its name. In the 17th century, it found use in scientific experiments related to light polarization. Beyond its scientific role, Optical Calcite has held metaphysical importance and was believed to possess magical and protective qualities in ancient civilizations. Today, it continues to be valued for its diverse healing attributes and its ability to foster mental clarity and spiritual insight.

Optical Clarity Healing Properties

Spiritual Healing Properties: Optical Calcite is known for its spiritual healing properties, which can vary depending on the individual and their connection with the crystal. Some common spiritual properties associated with Optical Calcite include:

  1. Clarity and Insight: Optical Calcite is believed to enhance mental clarity, insight, and understanding. It can help clear mental fog, promote clear thinking, and provide a fresh perspective on situations.

  2. Amplifying Energy: Optical Calcite is known for its ability to amplify and cleanse energy. It can help remove energetic blockages, balance the chakras, and enhance spiritual growth and development.

  3. Enhancing Intuition: Optical Calcite is thought to stimulate and strengthen one's intuition, allowing for a deeper connection with one's inner wisdom and spiritual guidance.

Physical Healing Properties: Optical Calcite is also believed to have various physical healing properties, although scientific evidence is limited. Some common physical healing properties associated with Optical Calcite include:

  1. Digestive Support: Optical Calcite is believed to support healthy digestion and alleviate digestive issues such as bloating, indigestion, and constipation.

  2. Energizing the Body: Optical Calcite is thought to boost energy levels and vitality, promoting overall physical well-being.

  3. Relieving Eye Strain: Due to its optical properties, Optical Calcite is sometimes used to alleviate eye strain and promote eye health.

How we use Optical Clacite

There are various ways to use optical calcite in your life to harness its unique qualities. Below we have shared some of our favourite ways that us here at Yoga & Oils love to use our Optical Calcite.

Personal growth

  • Carry optical calcite as a pocket stone or wear it as jewelry to benefit from its calming and clarifying effects throughout the day, promoting personal growth and self-awareness.

Energy work

  • Incorporate optical calcite into energy healing practices, such as Reiki or crystal healing sessions. It can help balance and align your chakras and energy fields.


  • Use optical calcite as a visualization tool. Focus on it during visualization exercises to enhance your ability to see situations from different angles and find creative solutions.

During meditation

  • Hold a piece of optical calcite during meditation to enhance clarity, focus, and insight. Its clear and reflective properties can help you gain a fresh perspective on your thoughts and emotions.


  • Place optical calcite on your throat chakra during discussions or important conversations to improve communication and self-expression.

Study aid

  • Keep optical calcite nearby while studying or working to improve concentration, memory, and problem-solving abilities.


  • Wear optical calcite as jewelry, such as pendants or rings, to benefit from its energies throughout the day and keep your thoughts clear and focused.

Dream work

  • Place optical calcite under your pillow or on your bedside table to enhance dream recall and insight. It may help you better understand your dreams and subconscious thoughts.


I trust in the wisdom and perspective that optical calcite offers me.

As always, if there's anything more you’d like to know feel free to contact us at yogaandoilsnz@gmail.com, through our socials, or pop into the crystal shop for a visit at 3 Walton Street, Te Awamutu.

With Happiness and always a touch of Magic,

The Yoga & Oils Team


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