Carnelian

PropertiesThis stone represents confidence, boldness, initiative, dramatic abilities, assertiveness and being outgoing. Precision, analysis, stimulates appetite, encourages celebration and brings awareness of feelings. It is the stone of passion and sexuality and is associated with the Sacral Spleen Chakra. This stone helps you feel anchored and comfortable with your surroundings. Provides a connection to the past or to historical events.

Carnelian can improve motivation. Helps one achieve greater success in career or personal matters. Helps ground people who meditate. Carnelian is one of the most helpful crystals for healing trauma, stress and emotional wounds that have accumulated in the etheric body or the Aura and are now manifesting as physical symptoms. Like no other stone, it symbolizes the joy of living. Open yourself to this exquisite gemstone.

Folk Remedies: This stone is one of the best for fertility issues. Carnelian is believed to warm, cleanses and purify the blood of the liver and kidneys, stimulate appetite, emotions, passion, sexuality, physical energy, reproductive system, menstrual cramps, arthritis, gall bladder, pancreas. Historically also used to pull excess fever out through the feet. Carnelian is said to strongly influence the reproductive organs hence its connection to the 2nd Chakra and is excellent for lower back trouble.

Feng Shui: Carnelian is used in the Center area for harmony and balance, in the South area for success, in the West area for creativity and in the Southeast area for self worth.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 8

History: Carnelian is a form of Chalcedony (jasper) quartz, (SiO2). This stone does not have the typical lattice, usually found in quartz, but is formed from the dissolving of other minerals containing silicates. These closely packed fibers form in concentric circles or parallel bands. Carnelian comes in a variety of colors ranging from red to orange and, in some cases, even dark brown.

Carnelian is one of the oldest stones used in jewelry dating back to 3000 BCE and was found in Egyptian tombs. Gem quality carnelian is called “Sard”, which refers to the ancient Greek and Roman word “sardius”. Carnelian is one of the stones found in the breastplate of Aaron. Carnelian was called the “Stone of Life” in Ancient Egypt and played a leading role in the famed crystal healing tradition of 12th-century Benedictine abbess, St. Hildegard of Bingen.

Special Note: these particular tumblestones were used by Andrew in an amazing healing ceremony in the Arizona desert. They were divined at a clearing mandala meditation circle and used to represent the element fire. You can read more about Andrew’s incredible experience with this crystal!

Trauma & Emotional Wounds

Carnelian can improve motivation. Helps one achieve greater success in career or personal matters. Helps ground people who meditate.

Carnelian is one of the most helpful crystals for healing trauma, stress and emotional wounds that have accumulated in the Etheric body or the Aura and are now manifesting as physical symptoms.

Like no other stone, it symbolizes the joy of living. Open yourself to this exquisite gemstone.

Associations

Angels: Gabriel
Associated Crystal: quartz family
Birthstone: July
Color: Orange
Chakra: Sacral Spleen Chakra
Element: Fire
Flowers: Orange Blossom, Asiatic Lily, Butterfly Weed, Marigolds, California poppy.
Oils: Copal, Frankincense, Orange
Gods/Goddesses: Blodewedd, Juno, St. Hildegard of Bingen
Planet: Sun
Zodiac: Aries, Aquarius, Cancer, Libra
Sabbat: Litha, Mabon, Samhain
Tarot: The Empress

DIY Casting Herbs

Casting herbs are a blend of herbs, spices and other ingredients (crystals included) that you can blend together as potpourri or incense.  They can be “cast” on to burning charcoal or a bonfire like incense to enjoy, enrich and encourage change or new beginnings.

Blend together a handful each of dried orange and lemons, cinnamon sticks, anise, basil and pinch of carnelian stone chips. Add a teaspoon to burning charcoal, boiling water (as a simmer) or fire pit.

Cleansing & Charging Carnelian

~ Cleansing a crystal is always a good idea to rid it of energies (negative or otherwise) that it may have picked up during handling and excessive use.

~ Charging a crystal is bringing its energy levels back up, after use and cleansing. Like re-charging a battery after it has lost its energy.  A great way to do this (and remind you that it is time to do so) is during a full moon.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 8

The Power of Color

Color plays a major role in determining how your crystal can help you.  A crystal’s color is due to its combination of minerals, which give it it’s own personality.  It contributes in what attracts you to it.  The psychological aspects of color determine how a crystal’s healing properties work.

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