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Carnelian has been a favored stone for millennia. Used by ancient warriors to provide courage and physical power when going into battle, carnelian has also decorated ancient tombs, been used jewelry, and as a talisman of protection. One of the power stones of earth, carnelian has a kind, warming energy that connects to the earth and to the sun.

Full of life force energy and vitality, carnelian improves analytics abilities and helps you to check your perceptions of issues and brings them into focus. Good for those who wish to increase their concentration, as well as, banishing emotional negativity. With the ability to ground and anchor into present reality, carnelian helps to promote positive life changes, courage, and motivates for success.

This stone is a powerful protector against envy, rage, and resentment, whether those emotions are yours or another individual’s.  Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind.  Full of life force and vitality, carnelian activates the base chakra, stimulates the metabolism, and has the ability to cleanse other stones.

Wear or carry carnelian to attract prosperity and good luck, as it is a talisman for success, making sure it is in contact with the skin. Place carnelian by your front door to invite in abundance and to also provide protection.

Carnelian

Folklore | History

In ancient Mesopotamia, carnelian and jasper were tied around the wrists of newborns to fight off disease.

Legend says the Prophet Mohammed wore carnelian mounted on silver with the name of Allah inscribed.

In ancient times, carnelian was buried with the dead to help protect them on their journey in the afterlife.

Geology

Carnelian is a semi-precious gemstone. A form of cryptocrystalline quartz which also includes types of agate, onyx, and jasper.

Chakras

Base and sacral.

Astrological Association

Taurus, Cancer, Leo.

Care

Place in full moon moonlight to energize carnelian.

Move through sage smoke or incense, place in rice, or bury in the earth over night.