Carnelian Meanings

Key words: Courage, vitality, sexuality, confidence, action

Chakras: Base, sacral, solar plexus

Element: Fire

Zodiac Signs: Cancer, Leo

Birthstone: May, July, August

Number: 5

Carnelian Crystal Healing Properties:

Carnelian is a stone of action, helping us to ‘take the leap’ and manifest our thoughts and desires. It helps one to overcome fear and to embrace change and transformation. It is a stone of leadership and courage. Carnelian strengthens and fortifies the physical body, bringing vitality and detoxification.

Carnelian History and Uses:
Carnelian varies in colour from pale to deep orange and can often be banded, it’s name is said to derive from the Latin word ‘cornum’, a type of red cherry. Traditionally it was believed to bring courage in battle to the wearer and to help timid speakers become bold and eloquent. In ancient Egypt it was called ‘the setting sun’, it was believed to protect against accidents and master architects wore Carnelian to denote their rank. In Ancient Rome it was thought to bring prosperity and good fortune and hot wax doesn’t stick to Carnelian so it was often used as a carved signet ring for sealing documents. If you need some inspiration to put your dreams into action, Carnelian is an excellent healing crystal to help you achieve your goals.

Carnelian Geological Description:
Carnelian is a variety of chalcedony, a mineral of the quartz family with a hardness of 7. The quartz in Chalcedony forms in fibrous layers, unlike the sugar like grains found in Jasper. Carnelian is found in India, Brazil and Uruguay.

Affirmation: I am filled with the vital energies of life, and I take action with confidence and power