Carnelian Meaning and Healing Properties

Introduction to Carnelian

As everyone already knows, carnelian is an excellent and versatile healing crystal. Its energy is mild and stable. Few other gems are as easy to obtain, universal and friendly as its energy, especially carnelian. It works best at the sacral chakra points. Some people may think that the energy of carnelian is a bit too strong, but you can use other crystals that dissipate heat to reduce its energy.

Carnelian is crystallized from a silicon-rich mineralization solution, and its color comes from iron oxide inclusions. Although you may sometimes find this slightly orange-red quartz pebbles while walking along the coast, the best carnelian is produced in India, Brazil, Uruguay, Iran, Saudi Arabia and other places.

Mineral Properties

Chemical Formula: SiO2

Color: orange, red orange

Luster: glass luster

Hardness: 7

Crystal System: Trigonal crystal system

Identification and Maintenance of Carnelian

  • The color of carnelian is very strong, ranging from translucent to opaque.
  • Carnelian can be heated slowly to deepen its color.
  • Carnelian is a type of chalcedony, usually in the form of pebbles or chunks.
  • Pay attention to imitations: other varieties of chalcedony are often dyed to imitate carnelian.
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Carnelian Crystal Meaning

  • Carnelian is a gem that is very suitable for carving amulets, rings and seals. Wearing jewelry made of carnelian can bring courage, confidence and protection from harm.

Carnelian Healing Function

  • Release stress and heal wounds.
  • Enhance creativity
  • Repair subtle body energy

How to Use Carnelian Crystal

  • Speed up the healing process or release stress and heal old wounds. Place 6 pieces of carnelian on the following positions: one on the throat; one on the top of the head; one on each side of the sacral wheel point; one between the two thighs near the calf; one between the two ankles. If you lie on an orange cloth, the healing effect will be better.

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Similar Gems

  • The red striped agate looks like carnelian, but its color is usually mixed with layers of white or gray ribbons.
  • Realgar (arsenic sulfide) and cinnabar (mercury sulfide) are usually bright, brightly colored small crystals that grow on surrounding rocks. This gemstone is slightly toxic and is not suitable for crystal healing.
  • The rounded dark citrine and orange aventurine also resemble carnelian.

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