key words Courage, vitality, sexuality, confidence, action
chakras Root (1st), Sexual/Creative (2nd), Solar Plexus (3rd)
Carnelian is an orange-colored variety
of Chalcedony, a mineral in the Quartz family with a hardness of 7. Its name is derived from its resemblance in color to the Kornel type of cherry. Carnelian’s color can vary from pale orange to deep red-orange. Sometimes the material is banded in varying shades. Carnelian and all kinds of Chalcedony differ from Jasper (another Quartz mineral) in that the Quartz in Chalcedony is arranged in fibrous layers rather than the sugar-like grains found in Jasper. The finest Carnelians are found in India, although most of the stones on the market come from Brazil and Uruguay.
In ancient times, Carnelian was believed to give the wearer courage in battle and to help timid speakers become both eloquent and bold. This ancient lore about Carnelian is not essentially different from contemporary intuitive beliefs about it, which see it as a stone that supports qualities of leadership and courage.
Robert simmons Carnelian activates the first, second and third chakras, bringing an influx of life force, sexual and creative energies, and assertive will. It is a powerful aid to those who wish to build confidence, courage, passion and power within themselves. It is of great help to the gentle souls who wish for good things but have difficulty making them happen. Often, those who lean in the direction of spirituality do their inner work from the heart chakra up, ignoring the untidy realms of physical existence associated with the first three chakras. This is an error which can make one ineffectual and passive in one’s life. Without the vitality of the physical energies, one can neither enjoy life nor have much power over it. Carrying or wearing Carnelian can aid in awakening the vital energies of the three lower chakras, increasing zest for living and the willingness to takes the risks inherent in all strong actions.
Carnelian blends its energies well with all other varieties of Quartz, Jasper and Chalce-dony. Combining it with Rose Quartz, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Quartz and Amethyst can bring about the harmonious activation of all seven chakras in the body. If extra grounding is needed, Smoky Quartz can be added at the root chakra. For higher vibrational activation to connect one with the Soul Star and etheric chakras, a clear Quartz laser wand can be employed. These all-Quartz stone combinations have a very easy energy flow among them. If one wishes to go further, into more intense energies, adding Moldavite at the heart chakra, Phenacite at the third eye, and Danburite or Petalite at the crown will bring all the energies up to a higher octave. And when one is using such high-frequency stones, Carnelian’s ability to keep one connected to the physical self is even more important.
One’s sexuality can also get a boost from Carnelian. These stones, along with Zincite and Orange Calcite, are among the most powerful for enhancing the lusty desires of the body, in conjunction with the playfulness of creative consciousness. Under proper circumstances, with the right partner, this path of passion can lead to the house of ecstasy and Divine union.
Naisha Ahsian Carnelian is a powerful ally to call upon when one needs to take major action. It lends courage to ‘take the leap’ and dedicate oneself to a new path. Carnelian can assist those who procrastinate or are unable to decide on a course of action. When used in meditation, it can help one understand how to bring a concept into being. It is helpful in manifestation work due to its ability to stimulate one to take action toward one’s goals. The saying “God helps those who help themselves” describes the energy of Carnelian beautifully. It encourages one to stop waiting for one’s dreams to appear and instead begin to direct one’s own experiences as channels for Divine Will.
Another aspect of the energy of Carnelian is its ability to strengthen and fortify the physical body, enhancing the flow of life-force energy and its expression through physical vitality. When we neglect the physical, we are neglecting the temple in which our spirit resides. Carnelian’s energy resonates with the body, focusing one’s attention upon the state of the spirit’s house. We can strengthen our connection to the Divine by strengthening the physical structure which supports our spirit. Carnelian reminds us of the value of physical strength and health.
Spiritual Carnelian assists in taking action to manifest one’s highest goals and dreams.
Emotional Carnelian helps one overcome fear of taking action or fear of doing the wrong thing. It assists one to embrace change and transformation in one’s life.
Physical Carnelian lends vitality and energy to the physical body. It helps one purify and sanctify the body as a temple of the spirit. It is an excellent support for detoxifying from alcohol or other drugs, breaking negative or hurtful physical habits, and generally improving overall health. It is especially useful in balancing and healing the ovaries or testes.
Affirmation I am filled with the vital energies of life, and I take action with confidence and power.