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Carnelian: Spiritual Meaning and Properties

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carnelian spiritual properties and meaning

Carnelian: Spiritual Meaning and Properties

Carnelian catches your eye but you want to get to know it first beforehand? Discover all the properties of this gorgeous fiery crystal: virtues, uses, associated zodiac signs, and so much more! After today's post, Carnelian will no longer hold any secrets for you!


Zodiac Stone: Virgo, Leo, Aries

Chakra: Sacral

Properties: Vitality, Passion, Confidence

Affirmation: "I am as courageous as a lioness."


The Spiritual Properties of Carnelian

Carnelian is associated with the Sacral and Solar Plexus chakras, it is said to alleviate jealousy and possessiveness in relationships. Carnelian is a crystal of confidence, empowerment and passion. A stabilizing stone that restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success. Known as a stone of endurance, leadership and courage, Carnelian has protected and inspired throughout history. 

Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions.  It helps with anger management, a crystal of ambition, drive and determination if you are aiming for the top. A good crystal for defeating bullies or anyone that exerts pressure. Carnelian is ideal for anyone who assert themselves or make a major career or personal leap. 

Roman Carnelian rings or seals engraved with deity images or fierce animals were considered both protective and lucky.


The crystal healing benefits of Carnelian

We all know this feeling when you wake up: before you even get your feet out of bed, you already know that your day promises to be the longest ever. The first idea that comes to mind then: swallow a shot of vitamins hoping that it you a kick in the bum! 

Procrastination and lack of confidence are all indicators of your lack of vitality. It is in this kind of situation that the properties of Carnelian come into play. Originally from India or Brazil, Carnelian is definitely a must-have in crystal healing! 

Carnelian's healing power? It retains in its heart the heat and solar rays from the Sun, to reflect on its wearer. This supercharged stone provides us with all the benefits of its burning orange-red shade. Carnelian opens us to novelty, boosts our vitality as much as our creativity by activating our sacral chakra. In possession of Carnelian crystal, it's the return of your unfailing enthusiasm! You perceive the daily hassles from a new angle, nothing seems to disturb you or even upset you. Its spiritual properties give great life force, with it we live life to the fullest, in the present moment, letting our passion express itself! On a broader spectrum, Carnelian embodies the energy of the goddess Artemis by driving away our unconscious fears, in particular that of the unknown. Thanks to her sharp eye, she never misses her target when it comes to destroying our psychic blockages. 

Its meaning? All failure is good to take, receive it as a life lesson and not as a synonym of your incapacity.

The bonus? In our love life, Carnelian allows us to rekindle the flame of desire that lies dormant within us. 


Astrological signs associated with Carnelian

Carnelian is an energizing stone bringing a lot of energy. The signs associated with it have a strong character and are sure to vibrate on the same plane as Carnelian.

~ Aries: Wear this orange stone to erase doubt where it settles! With it, you are sure of yourself and you can move forward at light speed! 

~ Leo: To remain yourself in any situation: no time to play a role, with the Carnelian stone you are you!

~ Virgo: Keep your Carnelian close to stimulate passion and enjoy more life. Maximum creativity!


Uses and meaning of Carnelian

~ On Self

Worn as jewelry or as a bracelet, the Carnelian puts you on the starting blocks when you feel the slack coming.

~ At Work

Placed on your desk, you will gain in efficiency: To Do List, retro planning, speed of execution, you will chain task like a pro. Procrastina-what? 

~ At Home

By placing your crystal under your pillow, you allow yourself to fulfill your most secret desires. MUI CALIENTE atmosphere guaranteed!


How to Cleanse and Charge Carnelian?


Smudging: Use your incense as purification tool for your Carnelian. Mugwort, Rosemary, Lavender or Palo Santo, the choice is yours. Ideally ethically sourced please.
Selenite or Clear Quartz cluster: place your stone on it to purify your crystals.


Soft sun: place your stone outside, in the soft morning or evening sun. 
In the ground: place your stone in the earth so that it cleanses with the energy of the Earth.

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