Carnelian - Why We Need This Stone In Our Life.


Carnelian, that reddish orange crystal that doesn't always draw our immediate attention when we are looking for the next crystal to work with, but this stone is definitely one that deserves a second look.

Carnelian is reddish orange in color and is a variety of Chalcedony in the Quartz family. The darker reddish brown color of this stone is known as Sard.  These names are often used interchangeably as they are both a variety of chalcedony and the colors can vary greatly from pale orange to almost black. Although rare, this stone can also be a yellowish color.

Carnelian has many metaphysical uses.  Most commonly, it is known for boosting courage and confidence when we are facing obstacles and challenges.  It assists in being successful in business endeavors and is said to attract prosperity and good luck. It helps to inspire us when we need a stroke of creativity and assists in trusting ourselves and our perceptions.

Carnelian is also a stone of protection, specifically psychic protection.  It protects those who have passed beyond the veil to seek rebirth and aids in protection when traveling to the astral realm. Carnelian can be used to dispel negativity, reverse spells, and remove anything unwanted from your life.

Carnelian can be used to balance the Sacral Chakra which is associated with our creativity, sexuality, and passion.

Carnelian is associated with the element of Fire.

Astrological influences are:  Mercury, Saturn, Venus and The Sun.

Zodiac Constellations: Aries, Cancer, Capricorn, Leo, Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo.

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