May Crystal of the Month: Carnelian



Key Attributes: courage; vitality; sexuality; confidence; and action


In ancient times, Carnelian was believed to give the wearer courage in battle and to help timid speakers become both eloquent and bold. Like ancient beliefs, today it’s believed Carnelian is a stone of leadership and courage.


Carnelian activates the first, second, and third chakras, bringing an influx of life force, sexual, and creative energies. It is a powerful aid to those who wish to build confidence, courage, passion, and power within themselves. Carrying or wearing Carnelian can aid in awakening the vital energies of the three lower chakras, increasing zest for living and the willingness to take risks.


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’s also helpful in manifestation work due to its ability to stimulate action toward your goals. The saying, “God helps those who help themselves” describes the energy of Carnelian quite nicely.


Another aspect 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 in a sense neglecting the temple in which our spirit resides. Carnelian’s energy resonates with the body, helping us to focus our attention on the state of our spirit’s home. 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.


How Carnelian can help in your daily life:

  • Carnelian promotes security and safety, courage, willpower, and determination.

  • It amplifies and/or provides energy and can increase vitality.

  • Can also aid in overcoming abuse, and in breaking negative or hurtful physical habits.

  • It assists us in taking action to manifest our highest goals and dreams.

  • Helps us to overcome fear of taking action or fear of doing the wrong thing.

  • It can also assist in helping us to embrace change and transformation in our lives.

  • Can help us purify and sanctify the body as a temple.

  • And it can support us in detoxifying from alcohol or other harmful habits; and in generally improving our overall health and wellbeing.



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References:

1. The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian