Carnelian Crystals

For Creativity, Motivation, Clarification & Action Toward Goals

Written By Liz Oakes

Carnelian are stones of action, that will give you the courage and confidence to move forward on a new path in life, and their energy maintains an improved flow of life force energy via the blood.

This power stone stimulates ambition and drive, and has a powerful action to boost your creative gifts, and while they are stimulating, may help to soothe anger or rage and bring calm.

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In ancient times it was a stone used to protect the dead on their journey to the after-life. They are beneficial healing crystals for you to utilize to aid the health of the physical body.

They have a strong energy to accelerate your motivation, and the vibration of this bright orange stone may aid you to clarify your goals, so you can find your best direction in life.

Where Is It From? Carnelian Meaning

This stone is also spelled Cornelian and there are a couple of possible meanings of this stones name. The first relates to the Latin word carne which means flesh, as some stones are flesh colored.

The other possible meaning of its name, is said to relate to its color being like the Kornel cherry. You may also see them selling as Carnelian Agate.

Its color is orange but varies in shade from the bright clear orange to dark orange even through to a reddish brown, grey, red, pale orange or pink.

Deposits have been found in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Iceland, Britain, Brazil, Uruguay and Peru, but much of the best Carnelian stone comes from India.

Why Would You Use Carnelian? Crystals For Creativity...

If you know you need inspiration to move your life forward in a new direction, use this powerful stone. It kindles feelings of joy and warmth, and will enhance concentration.

Once this extra energy is in the blood, it flows via the heart to the entire physical structure of the body. Its energy will inspire courage and confidence, and will enhance your creativity.

These orange crystals have a strong energy to boost your creativity and may assist you to find creative solutions to situations that arise that are difficult to solve.

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It is known to help to strengthen your will power, and by its action to intensify your goals and drive, it may help you to manifest what you want to move onto your desired path forward in life!

The various colors affect various chakras with the deeper red-orange stones having a good energy to aid the base chakra and the more pinkish orange resonating within the heart chakra.

The energy of all colors of this stone will highly activate the first through to third chakras, as well as resonating up into the heart chakra.

These orange stones are a type of chalcedony which is a variety of quartz crystal, so they have the added advantage that the quartz will amplify their energy.

The vibration of various stones may resonate within different chakras according to the color of the stone.  Use it at the sacral or navel chakra to initiate an improvement in physical intimacy.  

For this purpose it will also be advantageous to combine it with Zincite and Orange Calcite, and be ready for your time in the bedroom to take flight!

Who Should Use These Crystals For Creativity

The energy of these crystals for creativity will aid you in creatively manifesting what you require to move onto your desired path forward in life. 

These orange crystals may aid you to move forward on a new life path, and will aid you to make new, clearer decisions and better future career choices.

Although it is potent, its energy brings vitality, yet repudiates any possible negative possibilities. It also resonates well within the solar plexus or power chakra and the base or root chakra.

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Carnelian Crystals are easy to buy, and are great stones to help in the reproductive areas of the body as well as stimulating sexual energy.

Like most orange stones, this is a stone of the sacral chakra, and it creates a stimulating vibration within this region that is powerful to boost creativity

How To Use It... Wearing Carnelian

This bright stone is one of the most helpful healing crystals for you to use, especially if you can keep this stone within the area of the three lower chakras, where it it will be most beneficial.

Carnelian jewelry is easy to obtain, and it will be advantageous if worn as a bracelet or ring as it will resonate more easily within the lower chakras.

It is probably easier to buy a lovely pendant, which would be beneficial if worn low on the chest.

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There are often attractive orange Carnelian pendants and necklaces selling and while it is good if you can wear it close to the lower chakras, wearing any type of jewelry will be advantageous.

While it is good if you can wear it close to the lower chakras, wearing any type of jewelry will be advantageous. Simply keeping it within your aura will make the most of its energy.

Wearing Carnelian stones will help to keep this lovely positive energy working for you.

These orange crystals are a Leo birthstone, as well as a Taurus and Cancer birthstone, and jewelry made from the stones is attractive and is easily found.

Gorgeous Carnelian jewelry is beautiful, and these lovely stones are on the zodiac birthstone list. You can keep a Carnelian tumblestone in your pocket if you prefer.

How Will Carnelian Stones Help You? My Final Thoughts...

There are some very good ways in which Carnelian Stones will help you including:

  • Keeping this bright orange crystal on you is beneficial for the health of your physical body, as it stimulates the health of the physical body generally, and sharpens your enjoyment of life.
  • They may help you to release jealousy, envy, anger or rage and bring a soothing calming energy to replace these negative feelings.
  • The energy of these orange crystals works within the sacral chakra to increase fertility.
  • Its vibration aids tissue renewal, and it will aid your body to eliminate problems with rheumatism, fevers and skin problems.
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In summary: remember that the energy of Carnelian Stones will help to dispel fear, and will bring inner peace, and the action of this  stone is known to quicken your motivation.

This may help you to decide the direction to go in your life. These orange stones will energize the physical body to give you the vitality to take the actions you need to take.

They will boost your creativity and may help you to unlock your potential, free your imagination, and allow full flight of your inspiration and ingenuity to assist you to improve your life!

"Give me chastity and continence, but not yet!" St Augustine.

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Some are very in-depth crystal reference books, others not so detailed. If you are new to crystals you may benefit from reading my book reviews.

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There is even a section devoted to those who are just starting out, as well as reviews of books for collectors who appreciate a book that is more in-depth.

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Combining It With Other Stones

Hold Carnelian stones and at the same time put Smokey Quartz at the base chakra. Smokey Quartz is a strong spiritual grounding stone, and the added energy of the Carnelian will create a strong flow of excess energy down. 

This is an excellent combination to ground you, as it helps the excess energy to flow down, via the lower chakras to the earth star chakra.

Combined with either Green Aventurine or with Green Calcite, it will strengthen the liver and pancreas, gall bladder and kidneys. It brings healing energy to the organs in the area of the lower body within the sacral chakra. 

It is excellent to combine with many of the high vibration crystal energy. Use Carnelian at the solar plexus or power chakra then add in Moldavite at the heart chakra or third eye.

Use Phenacite at the third eye and use either Petalite or Danburite above the head at the soul star chakra, to take your energy up to the higher transpersonal chakras.

To stimulate sexual energy combine it with Iron Pyrite, Orange Calcite, Bustamite, Hureaulite, Zincite, Tiffany Stone, Crocoite or Black Andradite Garnet.

To amplify its energy to enhance your creativity, combine it with Golden Labradorite, Vanadinite, Yellow Apatite or Sardonyx.

You might like to use them at the solar plexus chakra as they will help to stimulate your willpower.

To boost how this works, combine them with Pyrite, Libyan Desert Glass aka Libyan Gold Tektite, Sardonyx, Dumortierite or Pietersite.

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When you buy a new stone or crystal, it is advantageous to use it on its own first. Once you are fully aware of its energy, you may choose to combine it with other stones. Combine stones for short periods to begin with, as individuals may react differently.

But knowing how you can combine various stones may be helpful, as this allows you to get the most from your crystals, and may help you to solve specific problems in your life.

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