Septarian Calcite is a combination mineral. It is Yellow calcite, Brown Aragonite, Gray Limestone and White/Clear Barite. Much available Septarian Calcite is from Madagascar. Formed after the volcanic eruptions during the cretaceous period some 70 million years ago.
Many of the smaller sea creatures around the island were killed during the time of the eruptions and their remains sank to the sea bed. Over time these decomposed minerals bonded with the rich sediments on the sea floor forming balls of assorted minerals. As the sea gradually receded the mineral balls became exposed and sat around for a few million years in the sunshine drying out and shrinking into tight rock nodules. When these were cracked open the amazing patterns could be seen. Septarian calcite can be found in a few other locations where the circumstances have been right. The gulf of Mexico had similar volcanic activity and produces good quality Septarian calcite also.
Apart from the wonderful patterns and surprisingly gentle energy of the mineral, Septarian Calcite draws you in for a nurturing cuddle. It loves attention and the more it gets the greater the energy produce. It can lighten any cloudy day and put one in a good mood simply by holding it. This simple action changes negatives to positives and healers believe our bodies respond to this energy shift. Within minutes the neurons in the brain send positive signals around the body and the more one holds and nurtures this mineral, the more it will hold and nurture you. It works on the base chakra, sacral and solar plexus. Tradition and folklore surrounding this mineral talk of heightened spiritual gift, particularly in the form of premonitions and precognition. Its energy seems to shudder if it is trying to forewarn one of danger or distress, so take heed if you were to feel this. It is said to have a direct line to communicate with the Earth Mother and the akashic records. That is not surprising considering its complicated formation over millions of years. It must have experienced a lot of pleasure and pain.
Septarian Calcite is often found in spheres and many beautiful shapes including hearts and animal figures.