The Creative Inner Child
Carnelian Meaning and Healing Properties
Known as the singer’s stone, the Carnelian crystal is a warm, vibrant stone that boosts confidence and the power of true expression. Just ask Adele, the Grammy winning singer who can’t perform without her collection of gemstones, including the revered Carnelian crystal properties. Made from the most widely available microcrystalline quartz, this bright and cheery version of Chalcedony gets its brown and orange red specks, bands, and stripes from iron impurities, which look best when polished.
In ancient Egypt, polished Carnelian crystal was a favorite contrast with Onyx and Lapis Lazuli used in collars and necklaces designed for royalty. The ancient Romans were also known to use large Carnelian stones set in gold for men and women’s rings. Because of its hardness of 7, the Carnelian crystal stone was also carved into cameo rings that depicted personal emblems or figures of gods, a popular fashion trend in second century CE.
Calling on Carnelian for its incredible healing powers is nothing new. In the middle ages, healers believed in Carnelian crystal healing properties and used it to help ease the tension and stress of Viking marauders sacking villages and other drawbacks to living in the dark ages. Featured in a variety of shades ranging from orange and red to brown, use this ‘worry stone’ to bring out your childlike playfulness and spontaneity with its warm and sunny vibes.
Besides its striking aesthetic, the Carnelian crystal stone meaning represents the hot cauldron of the lower three chakras. It’s associated with taking bold action with its hot and fiery spirit that stimulates the root chakra, helping circulate vital energy to your center, which contains your deepest sexual desires and powerful creative instincts. Whenever you’re called on to perform, whether it’s in between the sheets with your lover or a creative performance on the stage, be the star of your own show with by accessing the healing properties of Carnelian, the fiery companion guiding you in facing your fears. Keep Carnelian by your side either as jewelry or as a stone in your purse or pocket and put plans into action with confidence.
Gearing up for an interview or audition? Bring carnelian with you and get ready for opportunity to rock, even if you’re sweating bullets from extreme stress. Popular among actors and actresses, Carnelian brings out hidden talents by creating harmony between mental focus and creativity in the melding of the right and left parts of the brain.
In the mood for romance? The Carnelian crystal meaning is linked with Rose Quartz, which helps to balance sexual energy with the vibration of love. When both stones are placed over the heart chakra, get in touch with your romantic and passionate side. To access its grounding effects, use a healing layout that incorporates stones placed on the lower abdomen, which energises and clears the root chakra, the energy centre that anchors us to the earth.
The Carnelian crystal not only boosts courage and self-confidence, but on a cellular level it purifies the blood and improves circulation, a must-have for any stressful situation. For singers, actors, and entertainers, wearing Carnelian jewelry over the heart is essential for a constant flow of warmth and support when all eyes are on you. When you need to show the best side of yourself, place Carnelian in the bath and infuse the water with its healing properties, an effective treatment just before your big event. Feel all your anxiety, fear and worry melt away as you say this affirmation to yourself, “I am courageous and confident.”
Included in the orange color ray, discover your true passion with a Carnelian meditation ritual. Find a comfortable place to sit outside and watch the sunset, which represents the closing of the day and the beginning of a new dawn. This time of day is the perfect opportunity to press the pause button on everyday expectations and ask your muse to come out and play. Fully enjoy the moment while holding Carnelian over the second chakra, just below the navel. When you feel that jolt of inspiration, the light bulb switching on in your brain, close your eyes and sit quietly while asking yourself what would bring you joy and excitement in your life at this very moment. Whatever first thoughts come to mind, meditate on what steps you need to get there and the Carnelian will help focus your energy on what truly matters.
Like the age-old proverb says, “May your new ideas feel like a sunrise.”