Carnelian's Healing Properties, Meaning and Use - Vinaya



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June 15, 2022 3 min read

Carnelian's Healing Properties, Meaning and Use

As life becomes increasingly complicated it seems difficult to go beyond just existing. It becomes harder to live up to our true potential - to thrive in our complex environment. 

At times, we can even be our own worst enemy. 

And yet, nature offers us the support we need to cope with self-doubt, and to rise from the ashes of disappointment and failure. Carnelian, the naturally vibrant, fire-breathing crystal. 

Carnelian promotes a sense of aspiration through its powerful energy. Giving you the courage, vitality, and confidence you need to take action and satisfy your true desires. 

History of Carnelian

Ancient Egyptian healers used Carnelian as early as 4,500 BC to ease tension and stress. The crystal was said to eliminate negative energies and safeguard the dead on their journey to the afterlife.

With its fiery hues, warmth, and resemblance to menstrual blood, Carnelian has also been a sign of fertility for the mother goddess Isis. 

The Carnelian stone is commonly referred to as the “setting sun” stone since it evokes a surge of life and creative energy to those who carry it. 

The majority of carnelian comes from India. Mined globally, it can also be found in Indonesia, Brazil, Russia (Siberia), and Germany. 

Benefits of Carnelian

Throughout history, Carnelian has been associated with powerful physical, emotional, and spiritual healing energies. 

Physical Healing

Lends vitality and energy to the physical body.Activates blood flow, regulates body fluids and kidneys.Helps with lower back problems, rheumatism, and neuralgia.
  • Promotes responsible sexuality, sacred sex, and planned reproduction.
  • Amplifies energy, strengthens willpower, provides a source of life force.

Emotional Healing 

  • Stimulates creativity for new pursuits, restores your motivation, and allows you to trust in yourself and your perceptions more.
  • Protects you from envy, rage, and resentment.
  • Improves visualization skills and helps remove unwanted thoughts during meditation.
  • Aids in recovering vital information about oneself and one’s purpose.

Spiritual Energy 

  • Helps overcome procrastination and indecision by lending energy full of life and vitality.
  • Encourages acceptance of life’s cycle by removing the fear of death.
  • Promotes awareness of the connection between our emotions and our inner state of being.

Carnelian stones are placed in specific places based on their purpose so as to maximize their healing and protective properties.

On the body

  • At the Sacral Chakra: Place the crystal below the navel to help promote sexual balance and relieve menstrual pain.
  • At your Root Chakra: Place the crystal at the base of your spine so you can regain strength, stamina, and better self-esteem.
  • As an accessory: Wear it as an amulet or necklace to protect you from psychic attacks; wear it as a bracelet or ring to ace an interview; carry as tumbled stones to succeed in your artistic pursuits.

In the room

  • On your desk to help with writer’s block.
  • In your bedroom to enhance intimacy between partners.

Wherever Carnelian is placed, it will help fill you with energy and vitality. Making it easier for you to achieve your goals. 

Crystals Best Paired with Carnelian

A Carnelian crystal alone can boost your mood and confidence. But you can make the most of its properties by combining it with other crystals.

These include:


    • Helps create a vibrant flow of energy in and around one's body. Place the two crystals in the southeast corner of your office or home to attract prosperity, money, and sustenance.

    Rose Quartz

    • Promotes compassion for self, helps find a true lifelong partnership, and mends a broken heart. Use these crystals in combination to promote fertility. Place one pair on your nightstand and one next to your partner. 

    Zodiac Sign Associated with Carnelian

    Carnelian is closely associated with the constellation Virgo

    Carnelian aligns with the confidence and passion of people born between August 23rd and September 23rd.

    A stone of passion, this crystal looks to instill courage in Virgos, boost their desires, and lift up their emotions.

    Final Thoughts

    The fiery property of the Carnelian stone can energize you if you need to act swiftly and cope with something unfamiliar with confidence. 

    You can use it to rekindle a feeling of child-like joy, warmth, and excitement when facing new milestones. 

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