You could almost say the bold and fiery Carnelian speaks for itself. When you think of this orangey-red crystal, think of warmth, passion, fire, boldness, revitalization, growth, summertime, vitality, and invigoration.
Carnelian is the stone of confidence—the ultimate “Yes, I can!” crystal.
Healing Properties of Carnelian
- Confidence: The boldness of Carnelian will boost your self-confidence. This is a calm and steady confidence that comes from deep within. It also helps make your outlook on life more positive, so you can trust that all is well - or will be soon.
- Empowerment: There is a courageousness in Carnelian that will empower you to step into who you truly are and evolve into who you truly want to be. It helps you feel grounded, while protecting you from envy and the comparison trap.
- Motivation: Carnelian is full of energy. It helps you move forward and take action if you are feeling stuck, sluggish, or unsure. Anytime you find yourself losing steam, go to Carnelian for a boost.
- Creativity: Think of the fire of Carnelian like a spark of creative inspiration. Great for writer’s block and or any sort of creative performance. Remember creativity doesn’t stop at the arts - Carnelian can help you with creative ideas for work, home, relationships, etc.
- Sexual Energy: Carnelian’s ability to enhance passion and spark desire makes it a great crystal if you want to enhance that loving feeling or feel more confident asking for what you want.
Ways To Use Carnelian
You can (and should!) incorporate your Carnelian crystal in whatever way your intuition suggests, but here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Intention-Setting: The next time you want to sit down and write out your intentions for the upcoming week, month, or year, bring your Carnelian to help manifest those intentions into action.
- Confidence To-Go: Bring Carnelian jewelry or pocket stones with you if you need some extra confidence for whatever it is you’re facing that day.
- Workspace: The aspects of confidence and motivation combined with Carnelian’s attraction to prosperity makes it a wonderful crystal for those starting a business, growing a business, working toward a promotion, diving into a big project, etc.
- Women's Wellness: Carnelian is connected to women's reproductive systems. So if you have any rituals around your moon cycle or if you are looking to find sexual healing, confidence in pregnancy, or even support with fertility, Carnelian is a great crystal to keep nearby.
- Combinations: Combine Carnelian with Garnet to increase sexual passion or combine Carnelian with Tiger Eye and/or Citrine for more willpower.
- Chakra Work: Carnelian is connected to the Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus chakras. You can place the crystal on any of these chakras to help unblock stagnant energy and bring balance.