Warm and intense like a fiery sunset, carnelian has a grounding yet stimulating energy that is said to provide the motivation, vitality and courage you need to cast your doubts and fears aside and take action! 🙌
How and where is Carnelian formed
A member of the chalcedony family, carnelians vibrant, burnt orange-red colour occurs when iron oxide impurities are present as the quartz crystal is formed. It is most commonly found in Britain, India, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Peru, Iceland, and Romania.
Carnelian throughout history
Carnelian has been used for protection and inspiration since ancient times. It was worn as amulets by ancient warriors to bring courage and strength in battle. Ancient Egyptians believed it could stimulate love, passion and fertility, and protect the dead in their journey to the afterlife. It was also used in ancient times (and is still used today) to help timid speakers find their voice.
Carnelian meanings, properties and energies
Just like a captivating sunset, carnelian is a soul-stirrer, its red hot energy believed to motivate and inspire you to take bold action and turn your deepest desires into reality. Both an energy booster and stabiliser, it is said to restore passion and vitality while grounding and anchoring you to reality.
Carnelian is often used to stimulate creativity and sharpen concentration, perception and decisiveness. Known as ‘the actor’s stone’ it is thought to be useful for dramatic pursuits, providing courage and confidence and helping performers and public speakers to become bold and eloquent.
Carnelian is believed to protect against envy, anger and resentment, banishing negative thoughts and emotions and replacing them with a love and zest for life. It is also said to help you to accept the cycle of life and overcome any fears of death.
Cleansing and charging your carnelian crystals
Carnelian is one of the few stones with the superpower to cleanse others, which means that it needs regular cleansing itself to dispel the negative energy that it absorbs. Hold your carnelian crystals under running tap water to clean and cleanse, and let the rays of the sun or moon charge them.