Carnelian aids in understanding the inner self and strengthens concentration. It helps one to overcome the ear of public speaking, increases the self worth, and is a fast acting stone to succeed in one’s career.
It is told to increase and inspire courage without the unnecessary aggressiveness. Carnelian is said to assist in stimulating creativity. It seems to have a clearing effect, dispelling negative energies as it replaces them with positive ones. This can make it easier to find direction, and its grounding effects can make it easier for you to feel in control of your life. This makes carnelian a good stone for people who feel like they are going nowhere.
Carnelian balances creative and organization abilities, opens doors and creates a need to follow through on plans. Wear this stone to prevent other people from reading your thoughts or from dark forces attempting to influence your mind.
There are quite many ancient beliefs associated with Carnelian, which centered around protection during travels after death and against evil.
Deities:Isis & Bragi
Powers: Protection, Peace, Eloquence, Healing, Courage
Candle Color: Orange
Carnelian was worn on the hand in ancient Egypt to still anger, as well as jealousy, envy, and hatred. It is still used to promote peace and harmony and to dispel depression as well.
It is used to counteract doubt ad negative thoughts, and can also be used in spells relating to these problems. It may confer patience. Also said to protect from ill wishers, driving away evil. Carnelian has been worn to guard against others who try to read your thoughts and from keeping dark forces from influencing your mind.
In Renaissance magic, the Carnelian was usually engraved with images of warriors, swords or other weapons, and used for protection against enchantments. A Carnelian amulet is often thought to be a magical amulet and was place in the home to guard it from lighting, storms and collapse, or carried as protection against enchantment against evil, and for attracting good luck.
It must be cleansed once a month under warm running water and recharged for period of time in the sun.
Wear it so it is in direct contact with the skin. Carnelian water is created by leaving the stone in the vessel of water overnight, and can be used for healing. It is best to keep Carnelian with other stones to clean them of negative energies.
Carnelian applied physically, can promote balanced digestion. For lower abdominal pain, especially in woman and even more so during pregnancy, this stone placed on the pubic bone each day for twenty minutes will reduce the pain on a regular basis.
Carnelian encourages the formation of new blood cells, and bleeding will respond favorably to treatment with this “Stone of Isis”. Physically, Carnelian has been used to encourage healing of open sores, kidney stones and other kidney problems.
It is said that this stone will help cleanse and purify the blood, thus giving more physical energy
On the home front, Carnelian is useful to keep on hand, especially for the do-it-yourselfer, to prevent accidents. It is also used to protect the home from theft, fire and storm damage.
Please Note: Although Carnelian may not need clearing/cleansing as often as most crystals, we suggest clearing your Carnelian as often as is needed, based on (1) the amount of use it gets (how hard is your crystal working for you?) and (2) the amount of energy that your crystal has been exposed to over a period of time. When clearing your crystals, always make sure that your intent is clearly stated, so the crystal knows that it is being given some time off and needs to recharge itself. See this informative article on how to clear/clean any of your crystals: