INSIDE: Discover the many Carnelian healing properties that make this one of the best little companions to have at our side. From confidence to power to creativity, this stone is here to bring a spark into our lives.
Carnelian is one of the best healing stones for a boost of energy and confidence. It bring fire into our lives, giving us a zest for life and a renewed sense of vitality and spontaneity.
Let's learn more about it!
What is Carnelian?
Carnelian is a glassy, translucent stone. It's an orange-colored variety of Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Both Carnelian and Shard are varieties of the silica mineral Chalcedony colored by impurities of iron oxide.
The color can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense, almost-black coloration. Carnelian has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, which means it’s very hard and durable.
It tumbles well with stones of similar hardness, such as: Agate, Jasper, and Quartz materials. It's a good stone for people who are new to crystal usage because it doesn’t break or damage easy, and it’s easy to maintain.
Being a Chalcedony, Carnelian is formed from the inter-growth of two silica minerals with differing crystal structures: Quartz and Moganite. It has a dull, waxy luster (as opposed to the vitreous quality of crystal quartzes such as Amethyst).
Healing Properties of Carnelian
Carnelian healing properties are many, but one of its most prominent properties is that it's a stabilizing stone. It restores vitality, power of will, motivation, and determination.
It stimulates creativity and gives us courage and strength to maintain positive life choices. It also expels apathy and motivates us for success.
Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. It boosts fertility and stimulates sexuality. It's is a powerhouse for success and one of the luckiest good luck charms known to man.
Since the Carnelian healing properties are so vast, it’s not a coincide it’s one of the best stones to use when you are just beginning your crystal healing journey.
As much as it is a prosperity and good luck stone, it's also a protection stone. It will keep you safe from harm and other misfortune while making you strong and healthy in body and mind.
Carnelian has the power to keep you motivated, and it will keep your mind quick and sharp.
Use Carnelian healing properties on the Sacral Chakra or the Solar Plexus. Then add an Emerald on the Heart chakra. You can also use Lapis Lazuli on the Third Eye, and add Amethyst or Selenite at the Crown chakra to align your chakras.
Carnelian Physical Healing
Carnelian belongs to the group of Fire stones. Physically, Carnelian healing properties begin with its ability to infuse oxygen. It finds a free flow to distribute oxygen in the body, keeping your tissues, muscles and organs flushed with health.
Carnelian also fills our bodies with life and creative light, as it calls on the powers of physical energy.
Carnelian carries within it warrior energy. It’s a strong stone full of life, libido, and a thirst for life. It emanates those qualities powerfully on to its wearer or its surroundings.
For all who find themselves in a bind when it comes to their sexual energy, Carnelian can help. Carnelian’s healing properties stir up fertility; it can be an amazing aid in giving your libido a boost and helping you to fully step into the fire of your own sexual identity and power.
For those who suffer from lower back problems (or rheumatism), Carnelian’s healing properties will also be a sweet kiss of relief.
This stone’s warm vibrations seep through the sinews bringing healing directly to the bones and ligaments. It aids us in feeling loose and limber, rather than stiff and cold.
Carnelian healing properties also bring purification to those who are battling with alcohol, drugs, and other stimulant addictions that don’t serve our overall health and highest wellbeing.
Carnelian Inner Healing
Carnelian healing properties are heaven’s gift for all of us who are more on the passive, sluggish, and low-blood pressure side. Carnelian fires up the flames of determination, power, and ambition in our bellies and our hearts.
Carnelian’s fiery burst of energy will get us back on our feet. It will give us the power to go forth and conquer, especially when it comes to creative projects.
It isn’t called The Artist’s Stone for no reason. Carnelian invites us to write, paint, dance, and sing – it helps us express all the things we keep locked in our sacral chakra.
And it does so by stimulating our inner warmth and heat, loosening our limbs, letting the energy flow through us and within us, and encouraging us to embrace our inner child to say “yes” to spontaneity and life.
With Carnelian, we let our creative juices go wild, which gives us a whole new way of looking at life, and it keeps us feeling motivated and confident. This stone gives us the courage to walk out of the shadows and shine bright in our own light.
If you've been holding on tight to anger or reigning yourself in, Carnelian will give you the strength to let it all go. It can ignite new fires in you, so leave those bitter embers well alone.
Throughout history, Carnelian was considered to be a stone that helped timid speakers raise their voices. This is where it earned its name as “The Singer’s Stone.”
Even if you can't hold a note, keeping a Carnelian on your person will ensure that your voice always rings loud and true, and you won’t have to bite your tongue again. When we are able to speak up with our heart’s voice, the soul follows.
Carnelian Esoteric Healing
Carnelian, like many other orange healing stones, is connected to the first three chakras, and that's where many of the Carnelian healing properties come from:
The root chakra is the foundation of all our chakras, it's the power point where our safety lies and keeps us grounded to the world around us.
If it is blocked or out of whack, it may feel like you’re living a life that is constantly on edge, and in a place of insecurity.
When the root chakra is secure and well balanced, you know you can take emotional and financial risks because your center will always hold.
The sacral chakra is where our passion, intimacy, and inner fire lie.
If yours is blocked, you may feel that you struggle to connect with your passion, boundaries, and other people, and you might even feel like joy is impossible to find.
When your sacral chakra is balanced and well-taken care of, you feel good in your own skin, your creative juices flow freely, and you enjoy sex without inhibitions.
Solar Plexus Chakra
As we've learned, one of the best Carnelian healing properties is its ability to awaken a zest for life within us, letting the energy flow from the ground to the navel. This solar plexus chakra is the place where our personal power lives. It is the center of our self-esteem and where our warrior spirit lies.
If your solar plexus is blocked, you may feel like prey. Fear not, Carnelian is here to call that warrior into action.
When the solar plexus chakra is aligned, it gives us the power to set healthy boundaries, to fight off psychic vampires, to hold our own, and to achieve without holding back.
Carnelian is very easy to take care of and doesn't require much.
It is so powerful that it is used to cleanse other stones. If you feel the need to cleanse it, place it in a bowl filled with sea salt, or hold it under a cool flow of tap water.
Carnelian is a majestic stone to have for all creatures who need grounding, powering up, smiling, warmth, joys, and freedom in their lives. With all of these Carnelian healing properties, you'll want to have one by your side as much as possible.
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