Power & Benefits of Carnelian:
Carnelian helps you to trust yourself and your perception of the world around you. It is good for helping you get to the bottom of an issue so you can find a solution that works for you. It helps to stimulate creativity and imagination. It is considered a stone of abundance, motivating for success in business and other matters.
Spiritual & Emotional Influence:
Aids in the expression and processing of anger, fear, rage, sadness, jealousy, envy, loneliness, and confusion. It will also protect you from other people’s projected anger and fear.
The Physical Connection:
Carnelian is thought to be excellent for aiding digestion. It is said to be good for the liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, and gallbladder. It is also thought to be beneficial for the lungs, spine, and thyroid. It is said to assist the body in absorbing vitamins and minerals, nourish the blood, and aid in circulation.
The Chakras Connected to Carnelian:
Root (Base) Chakra and Sacral Chakra.
Cancer, Leo and Taurus
Locations Found & History:
Brazil, Japan, India, Madagascar, Poland, Iceland, Russia, Slovakia, Peru, Romania, Uruguay, United Kingdom, Australia, the Czech Republic, France, Bavaria, Germany, England, and Sri Lanka. It’s also in the United States in Connecticut, Florida, Tennessee, New Jersey, and Washington. The best stones are said to be found in India. The name carnelian is from the Latin word Carneus, which translates to fleshy which is because of the stone’s flesh-like color.
Carnelian is a crystal that has a long history, going back over 4500 years ago, Sumerian and Egyptian artisans made jewelry with Carnelian. It was also highly valued by the Ancient Romans and Greeks as well. Napoleon found an octagonal Carnelian on a battlefield in Egypt. He wore it until he gave it to his nephew. People wore Carnelian rings to ward off feelings of hatred, jealousy, fear, and anger. It was also said to protect the dead once they passed on. In households, it was also used as a protective stone to protect the home from storms, and it was carried by people as protection too. G. F. Kunz, a geologist, and historian said that Carnelian is useful for those who fear public speaking and that it would bring courage.
Rarity, Value & Variations:
Carnelian is an inexpensive gemstone, and it’s common in jewelry. It is a type of Quartz, which is one of the most abundant minerals in the world. It can also be called Cornelian. The red is due to the iron oxide so the deeper the red, the more iron oxide in the stone. Carnelian is a 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.
How to Use Carnelian:
Place Carnelian near your home’s front door to welcome in abundance and for protection. Use it for balance by placing it on your body wherever balance is needed or wear it in jewelry for continuous energy balancing benefits and security.