Red Coral is a stone of the sea. It helps with life changes, growth, and diplomacy. Offering warm, feminine universal energy, this color of coral is believed to provide protection from water elements, emotional issues, and psychic debris.
Red coral evokes passion, romance, and strength. It is known to quiet emotions and bring peace within yourself. Using it can facilitate visualization, imagination, intuition, and spiritual communication. It is believed that meditation with this coral allows people to connect their wisdom with ancient spiritual masters.
Red Coral has been nicknamed “precious coral” for its rarity.
Often worn by children in the Middle Ages to protect them from evil, ancient civilizations used red coral for jewelry. It was also ground into a fine powder and mixed with various substances such as honey, milk, ghee, sugar, and other items to help cure illnesses.
The skeleton of red coral is formed from calcium carbonate minerals. Particles attach to these minerals, giving the coral its signature pigment. Red coral is primarily found in the Mediterranean Sea, growing in caves and crevices beneath the water. It has also been found off the coasts of Australia and Africa.
Red Coral is considered a base or root chakra stone.
You can place red coral in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.
While Red Coral is not connected to any specific zodiac sign, some believe that it resonates with the Ruling Planet of Mars.
Folklore states that this coral can help strengthen the bones and protect young people from disease.
Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.
Red Coral at Crystal Life
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