The Properties Of Carnelian: A Stone Of Blood And LoveWith its beautiful ripe fruit color, this stone is definitely an eye-catcher. The Carnelian gemstone refers to the color of the flesh of the red fruit of the dogwood tree. This is a stone with many healing virtues and properties. Learn more about it and what it can bring to your life.
Carnelian is a variety of stone which belongs to the chalcedony. It is often confused with the sardonyx which also belongs to the family of chalcedonies, however the latter is much less translucent.
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Associated zodiac signs
Aries, Taurus, Virgo
Where does the Carnelian stone come from?
Carnelian was first found in ancient Egypt. It was used to accompany the dead in their passage to the after world. The archaeological excavations in Mesopotamia made it possible to discover its uses. Around 2700 years BC, it was also used, along with emerald, lapis lazuli or turquoise, on sacred headdresses. Indeed, the Egyptians were also aware of the natural healing properties of carnelian. In Europe, few people know about this stone because there are no deposits. However, its protective power is very well recognized.
What are the uses of Carnelian?
In the Middle Ages, Carnelian was present in all regions of the world, but each civilization had its own particular use for it.
Its protective and healing powers are valued by Tibetans and Buddhists. In the East, it has astringent and tonic virtues. For the West, it is rather a stone which one intended for the women, in order to comfort them and to make them pleasant and liked... It is also very present on the battlefields where it would give courage and warlike spirit. Evoking blood, it is moreover recommended to stop hemorrhages.
It’s often very used in the field of art and creation, although today its psychic and physical virtues are most put forward. Throughout the ages and still today, it is the intensity and homogeneity of this stone that remains a guarantee of quality for collectors and those who use it for medical purposes.
Carnelian is a powerful protective stone
This gemstone has many protective effects on humans, particularly when it comes to strengthening women, children and the elderly. With its blood red color, in lithotherapy, Carnelian is a stone of vitality. It gives, for example, strength to the second chakra, that of sexuality, reinforces erection, increases fertility or dispels menstrual pain. This gemstone is very related to blood and regulates blood circulation. Plus, it also supports the elimination of toxins and has an anti-inflammatory effects. Carnelian is also the stone of concentration. Dreamers and distracted people use it to anchor themselves more deeply in reality.
Virtues on the physical level
- stops bleeding
- activates healing
- relieves rheumatism
- strengthens the heart and the circulatory system
- purifies the blood and protects the kidneys
- relieves stomach aches
- promotes sexual development
- facilitates digestion and intestinal transit
- improves fertility
Virtues on a mental level
- gives back vitality and energy
- removes the fear of death
- stimulates concentration and meditation
- strengthens the memory
- gives confidence
- encourages speaking
- fights against depressive states
- increases resistance to adversity
- facilitates adaptation
- calms anger, resentment and jealousy
- protects the house
How to purify and recharge this gemstone
When the stone has given all the energy it can, it must be purified. To do this, place it on a bed of coarse salt for several hours or immerse it for a long time in distilled water. Then charge it in the sun or in natural light.
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