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.
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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