Energetic Carnelian is gently grounding and anchors you in your present surroundings. Resonating with the second chakra, this gemstone is wonderful for creativity, and is a useful stone for live performers and those with dramatic pursuits. Carnelian is also a power stone and is useful for courage, personal power, success and abundance in all areas. It increases vitality, and enhances motivation and focus.
The ancient Egyptians believed that Carnelian assisted and protected the soul on its journey to the afterlife. This stone helps in the acceptance of the cycle of life, and removes fear of death. Carnelian helps you trust yourself while clarifying perception. It overcomes negative conditioning, and calms anger, jealousy, and envy. This is a helpful stone for meditation as it helps to clear extraneous thoughts and balance the emotions. Carnelian also relieves laziness and apathy and promotes positive life choices.
Physically, Carnelian enhances the life force and stimulates metabolism. It activates the base and sacral chakras and helps with frigidity, impotence, lower back disorders, kidneys and arthritis. This stone is also beneficial for blood and circulation and it enhances memory and alleviates depression. It can be helpful for tissue and bone regeneration and appetite disorders.
Placing a piece of Carnelian by the front door brings abundance into the home and invokes protection. Carnelian also has the ability to cleanse other stones. Carnelian is a form of chalcedony and exists as orange, red, pink or brown translucent pebbles. It is abundant in nature and can be found in India, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Russia, Romania, Czech Republic and Iceland.