Metaphysical Properties- Carnelian is one of those stones that should be in every healing kit. It is wonderful for working with the second chakra; creativity, reproduction and stability. Carnelian encourages curiosity and enthusiasm and is warm and energizing. Some like to use Carnelian to relieve their fear of death, while bringing an acceptance of the cycle of life. A good motivator in business, aids positive life choices, and dispels apathy. On a physical level, Carnelian is used to heal lower back problems, arthritis, female reproductive problems, increases fertility, and activates the lower chakras. Numerology- Vibrates to the number 5. Freedom, independence, adventure and travel. Gemological Properties- Carnelian is a microcrystalline or cryptocrystalline quartz. It is often referred to as agate. This stone is semitransparent to translucent and is usually seen as light yellow to a dark reddish orange in color. The chemical composition is SiO2 and is from the trigonal crystal system. The refractive index is 1.54 and the specific gravity is 2.60. It is found all over the world.
Carnelian is an uplifting yet stabilising stone. It is an excellent all round healing stone. It has high energy and is great for restoring drive and energy. Carnelian can release stress and trauma and can be worn for confidence, courage and protection from harm.
Physically Carnelian has many benefits. It can stimulate the metabolism and the absorption of vitamins, nutrients and minerals. It can ease rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia and help with lower back problems. Carnelian regulates the kidneys and bodily fluids, speeds up healing in bones and ligaments and ensures a good blood supply to organs and tissues. It can also help the female reproductive organs and increase fertility.
Mentally Carnelian can increase concentration and dissipate lethargy. It helps to bring a sense of reality where confusion exists or in cases of frequent daydreaming. It can also help to solve problems swiftly and logically.
Emotionally Carnelian can remove emotional negativity and is an effective protector against rage, resentment and envy. Carnelian can help to calm anger and has a lifting effect on the emotions. It can also give the wearer the courage to deal with everyday problems and difficulties.
Spiritually Carnelian is a highly energising stone and can activate the base chakra. It is an excellent stone for grounding and has the ability to cleanse other stones.