Chakra - Sacral
Carnelian brings about an emotional, physical and intellectual balance and aids in centring and stabilising physical energy. It is a soothing and calming stone which works slowly but brings great strength. It can bring hidden information to light. It has been seen as a symbol of joy and peace, used for promoting good cheer and banishing sorrow.
Carnelian takes it's name from the Latin word 'cornu' which means 'horn', and the stone is particularly associated with sexual energy and fertility by crystal healers and is linked to the Sacral Chakra, located just below the navel.
It is a glassy, translucent stone and can vary in colour from pale pinkish-orange to a deep rusty brown. However, the most common colours you will find are brilliant orange and red-orange.
Decorative Carnelian has been uncovered from the ancient world since 6,500 years ago. Ancient Egyptians associated Carnelian with the Goddess Isis and her female energies. The Egyptian Book of the Dead describes how Carnelian was placed in tombs for life after death and King Tutankhamun's funeral mask included Carnelian stones. Hieroglyphic texts from the Egyptian Book of the Dead were engraved on Carnelian stones.
Hebrew and Arab cultures used Carnelian to prevent illnesses.
Offers emotional balance, promoting courage and endurance in the body, mind, and spirit.
Aids in creative pursuits like art, music, theatre, etc.
Channel the warm energy of the sun to your lower chakras when you are feeling a little sluggish.
Supports professional endeavours, from interviews and promotions to new contracts.