Tumbled Carnelian Goddess Elite

What is carnelian?

Carnelian is a chalcedony-based mineral, which ranges in coloration from deep, brown-red to bright orange. While it is normally quite transparent, the banded variety can be much more opaque.

This semi-precious gemstone has a nonmetallic luster, specifically classified as vitreous. This means that unlike some gemstones, which may have pearly or waxy finishes, carnelian generally has a very glossy look, depending on its cut and quality.

Found in multiple countries, including Great Britain, India, Slovakia, Iceland, and Peru– just to name a few. Although this gemstone is fairly common, it is still highly sought after. It has a ranking of 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, making it very durable, and hence very useful in jewelry making.

Metaphysical Properties

This crystal is fiercely powerful. It promotes vitality, courage, and motivation. Carnelian can help you strengthen your Root and Sacral chakras. These energy centers are associated with physical strength, as well as sexual and emotional healing. This gemstone also helps to boost creativity, which in turn, can help you improve your problem-solving skills. 

The properties can range slightly depending on the coloration of the piece. For example, carnelian that is more pink in appearance is used for improving parent-child relationships. In contrast, carnelian that very red in appearance is used for invigorating the body and the mind.

This is a great stone to pair with rose quartz! When going through a breakup, carnelian and rose quartz together can help you let go and boost self-esteem. This combination can also help you increase fertility and connection with loved ones. 

How to Use Carnelian

A great way to utilise the energy of this stone is by wearing it. You can find pendants, bracelets, and even rings made of carnelian. Or, a great option is to use a jewelry cage and choose your very own piece of tumbled stone.

In healing sessions, you can physically place this crystal on different areas of the body. Doing so will help you target specific areas that you want to focus on.

Place larger pieces around your front door for protection. Doing so with intent can also bring abundance into your life.

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Yellow Crazy Lace Agate

What is Agate?

Simply put, agate is a general term used to describe translucent, chalcedony-based minerals.

But then, what is chalcedony? Chalcedony refers to microcrystalline silica, a chemical compound found in concrete, glass, sand, and other common minerals. In the crystal community, silica-based minerals are broken down into two major categories: agate and jasper. Jaspers are very similar to agates in chemical composition, however, the exact opposite in appearance. Jasper is more opaque.

The History of Agate

Originally, scholars believed this mineral was originally found in Sicily, Italy, sometime during the 3rd-century, BCE. However, this information has been heavily disputed, with many believing it was merely named and classified during this time, not discovered. 

What we know now is that agate was highly prized by primitive peoples. Archaeology shows that during the Stone Age (20,000, BCE), artisans made protective amulets out agate. During the Bronze Age, people within the Indus Valley, located in South Asia, polished it into beads.

Although the Greeks may have greatly valued the gemstone and gave it a proper classification, the value and metaphysical use of agate has existed for far longer, and has a place in a wide variety of cultures across the globe.

Metaphysical Properties

Agate is a grounding and stabilizing stone. Helps to create emotional, physical, and spiritual balance. Also, can help bring to light hidden circumstances, which may be interfering with your well-being. Improves concentration, perception, analytical abilities, and speaking in truth. For those experiencing negative emotions, it can help foster love and heal trauma. In the spiritual realm, this stone raises consciousness and facilitates growth and stability.

When working with agate, you may not experience strong, immediate effects. Instead, you may find that the effects build gradually over time. For those who are sensitive to energy and easily overwhelmed, this stone can be a gentle tool to use! 

Common Varieties

Like Jasper, this stone classification has many different varieties! The following are some of the most common, as well as some of the rare and unique pieces we have here at Goddess Elite!

Money Agate

With all of the calming energies of agate, this variety has an added financial benefit. Helps to manifest abundance, especially in business and financial ventures. Creates a feeling of enrichment and empowerment, which can help you reach your goals and make money through hard work and well-thought out decisions. 

Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace is an excellent emotional healing stone, with strong metaphysical properties. Its energy corresponds to the throat chakra and brings a lovely sense of tranquility, as it alleviates anger and nervous tension. It is a soothing and nurturing stone that will bring you calmness and peace of mind.

Crazy Lace Agate

Crazy Lace helps one stay in the present moment, no matter how busy they may be. Enjoy the precious times, not putting all your focus towards things that stress you out! This crystal’s energies are strong and energizing, yet soothing. It vibrates at a lower frequency than other gemstones, providing a feeling of deep peace and grounding.

Moss Agate

Good for emotional balance. If you struggle with intense emotions, especially aggression, moss can help balance the polar energies of your personality. Considered a stone for midwives and helps to lessen pain during childbirth. Creates a perfect atmosphere for abundance. Improves self-esteem and communication. Can help reduce sensitivity to weather changes. 

This variety is often paired with tiger’s eye, citrine, pyrite, and green aventurine. Promotes financial prowess and abundance, so pairing it with other money related crystals can help you manifest more cash-flow!

Flower Agate

Tiny chalcedony inclusions create a flower-like pattern in this beautiful pastel gemstone! It is a crystal that connects the heart and root chakras, so great for inner healing and deep meditation. Helps us to embrace our more sensitive side and come to terms with past traumas, which in doing so, removes negative physical and emotional side effects. Bask in affectionate, soothing energy with this gorgeous stone, filled with pink and cream hues. 

Grape Agate 

A stone of tranquility, with gentle and nurturing energy. Promotes self-confidence and maturity. Activates the third-eye chakra, so great for improving intuition and psychic abilities. Grape promotes mental clarity, which can amplify dreams. This stone is great for healers and practitioners, and overall helps people live at a higher frequency in daily life. 

Grape is a type of purple chalcedony, which grows in a bubble-like pattern. Common colorations vary from lilac to dark purple, with rarer pieces including shades of green or combinations of green and purple together. This mineral is quite rare, as it is only found in Indonesia. 

photo of the mineral selenite in sticks

Selenite is a stone of mental and energetic clarity that is associated with the wind, as well as the third eye, crown, and etheric chakras. It is said to cleanse all negative energies and removes blockages from both physical and etheric bodies. 

Selenite is a form of gypsum and much softer than other healing stones you might have in your collection; because of this, it can easily be scratched and should be kept dry.

 

The Story Behind Selenite

 

illustration of Greek moon goddess SeleneSelenite got its name because of its connection with the Moon Goddess, Selene, of Greek Mythology. It was associated with her and powers similar to hers due to its white glow and moon-like nature. 

Selene is an extremely beautiful woman with long hair who wears a crown with a crescent moon on it. She drives her moon chariot across the heavens. Selene has the power to induce sleep and to give light to the night. She also controls time, and like the moon itself, she is ever-changing.

 

Emotional Cleansing & Clarity

 

Selenite’s ability to be a cleanse in all areas of one’s life is spectacular. This crystal should be in every home and workplace.

Use this healing stone when life throws you mixed messages; when you don’t know what step to take next in your work or home life; it starts its healing slowly, first unburdening us by helping us think crystal-clear thoughts.

Selenite helps to dispel confusion, purifies auric fields, eliminates unwanted forces from the home, and promotes a calm mind during meditation. It is thought that Selenite assists us in communication with whatever higher power we seek. It is also used to assist communication with spirit guides. For some, this spiritual communication means deep introspection during times of decision-making and lends itself to help you gain clarity.

It’s a stone that invites you to be open and honest with yourself. Selenite helps us feel liberated by bringing forgiveness to situations that are no longer serving us. Selenite helps us do the emotional work of letting go so that we are able to rise up and embrace our fullest power.

 

Healing With Selenite

 

Selenite stone healing properties are connected with our spine, skin, and even our nails. It is said that it can help to realign our vertebrae, help with nail growth and strengthening, as well as keep our skin healthy, hydrated, and clear.

Since it is connected with the moon, and the moon governs the sign of Cancer, it’s only natural that it is a great help for matters of the heart. Its healing properties are strong when it comes to matters of emotions, and it works to help relieve all kinds of emotional stress, strain, and anxiety.

Selenite works especially well when we wear it on our person or when we keep it close at all times, especially when we go to sleep. It is said that people who suffer from insomnia, night terrors, sleep paralysis, and nightmares have slept better and easier when they have a Selenite beneath their pillow.

 

Cleansing & Charging Selenite

 

A variety of options exist for Selenite cleansing and charging, but there is one caveat:

 

Selenite should never be placed in water unless it is your intention to dissolve it.

 

Selenite does not hold any negative energies and never needs to be charged. You can use this stone to keep the rest of your stone collection charged and free of congested energy. There are bowls, plates, knives, slabs, and wands.

Selenite does not need to be cleansed, but because of its association with the Moon’s energy, many like to give it a boost in the light of a full moon.

Keep a wand of Selenite, along with a stick of Palo Santo near your tarot/oracle/Lenormand cards, especially if you are reading for the public. Clients and others touch the cards and leave residual energies, however, you can keep your cards cleansed and protected just by having these two cleansing pieces on your deck(s) in between readings and when not in use.

Selenite is a universal cleanser. Simply placing your crystals, jewelry, or any objects that need cleansing on a slab will do the trick.