Color: red, orange, pink, brown
Appearance: small, translucent pebble, often water-worn or tumbled
Source: Britain, India, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Peru, Iceland, Romania
Attributes: Carnelian grounds and anchors you in the present reality. A stabilizing stone with high energy, it is excellent for restoring vitality and motivation, and for stimulating creativity. It is useful for dramatic pursuits. Carnelian has the ability to cleanse other stones.
Psychologically, Carnelian imparts an acceptance of the cycle of life and removes fear of death. In ancient times it was used to protect the dead on their journey to the afterlife. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy, and motivates for success in business and other matters. Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. This stone helps you trust yourself and your perceptions. It gets to the bottom of what makes you tick, overcomes negative conditioning, and encourages steadfastness.
Mentally, Carnelian improves analytic abilities and clarifies perception. It removes extraneous thoughts in meditation and tunes daydreamers into everyday reality. It sharpens concentration and dispels mental lethargy. Emotionally, this stone is a powerful protector against envy, rage and resentment, yours or other people’s. It calms anger and banishes emotional negativity, replacing it with a love of life.
Healing: Carnelian is full of the life force and vitality. It stimulates the metabolism. Carnelian activates the base chakra*, influences the female reproductive organs, and increases fertility. This stone overcomes frigidity and impotence, heals lower back problems, rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia, and depression, especially in those of advanced years. It regulates bodily fluids and the kidneys, accelerates healing in bones and ligaments, and stanches blood. Carnelian improves the absorption of vitamins and minerals and ensures a good supply of blood organs and tissues.
Red Carnelian: warms and energizes. It is particularly useful for combating sluggishness and for invigorating the mind and body.