The Creativity Stone: Carnelian

As a healing stone, carnelian is gently activating and warming, and will encourage the natural healing abilities of the body. This is partly because it energizes the sacral chakra, where stress and trauma tend to become lodged. Carnelian helps to gently release these imbalances, even if they have been present for many years.

Energy: healing, creative, sympathetic

Colors: translucent or clear, dark red or orange-red to reddish brown, gold-red, and brown

Uses: Carnelian is a type of chalcedony excellent for enhancing sexuality, accessing fire energy, building power, motivation, activating energy and creativity. Helpful for past life awareness, fertility, purification, lower back problems, prosperity, protection against injury or falling, courage, mental focus, and strength.

Star Sign: Leo
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire
Chakra: Sacral

Rough Carnelian


Hold carnelian, the super-energy stone, when you need a boost

Put carnelian in your pocket, to benefit from its power if you are giving a presentation or lecture, or you are a musician performing live

Carry or wear carnelian to energize you when you have a cold

Place carnelian around your home when you need to improve your self-esteem

Take carnelian with you on retreats to keep you energized and focused



Carnelian is a very powerful ACTION stone for focusing, realization, and actualization.

Carnelian signifies the male aspect of spirit.

This stone can easily stimulate the sex drive.

Usually, this stone is used on the lower three chakras.

It is a stone of ambition and drive


As this is an excellent career stone, it can be very helpful in making choices and decisions, especially with regard to interpersonal relationships. Like Moss Agate, Carnelian stimulates analytical capabilities and precision. Carnelian activates and energizes personal power, revealing or discovering hidden talents.

This stone protects from negative emotions and it is a wonderful antidote to rage, resentment, and bad tempers. This stone is used for promoting peace, harmony, and to dispel depression.

Carnelian agate is a gift of the heart that represents love. It is good for sustaining a healthy heart and opening emotional centers.

It is said you can suspend a carnelian on a string or thong and use it pendulum-style over a wound to ease bleeding and start the healing process. Carnelian has been known to aid in emergency healing.

Carrying a Carnelian will help keep your heart healthy and open while giving you protection from any who might try to read your mind. It will also promote feelings of peace within and around you.

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