Carnelian Healing Qualities, meanings and uses, including the associated Chakra, the Crystal System, Application/Use, Zodiac Affinity and associated Folklore.

Carnelian Healing Qualities

2nd Chakra Symbol

2nd or Sacral Chakra
Color of orange
Sanskrit: Swadhisthana

Carnelian stimulates, balances and heals women's reproductive system. Helps alleviate premenstrual syndrome, irregular cycles and cramps. Aids in creativity of all sorts, raises moods, warms and brings the ability to experience pleasure. Promotes nurturing of self and others, provides the ability to change and helps to establish healthy boundaries.

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Crystal System...

Carnelian has a trigonal crystal system and is the mineral class of oxide in the quartz group. Its coloring can range from red, orange, yellow and brown with orange being the most common. Carnelian is a form of Chalcedony that contains iron and is formed in areas of alkaline and acid volcanic rock out of magmatic silicic acid solutions that contain iron. The red to brown shades of carnelian are also known as sard.

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Carnelian can be worn or laid on in contact with the skin, or used as an essence or elixer.

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Carnelian promotes steadfastness and will encourage a spirit of community. It will assist in making us willing to help, become idealistic and to stand up for a good cause.


Carnelian will bring steadfastness and courage. Not a risky heroic courage, but an everyday type of courage to stand up to difficulties. It also lifts our emotions.


Carnelian will assist us in solving problems quickly and pragmatically. It will help to bring actions that are started to a proper conclusion and bring a sense of reality whenever you are feeling confused.


Carnelian can stimulate the absorption of vitamins, nutrients and minerals in the small intestine which will improve the quality of your blood. It will also ensure a good blood supply to organs and tissues. Carnelian has been known to alleviate rheumatism and to stimulate the metabolism.

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Zodiac Affinity...

Carnelian has special affinities with Aries, Leo, Virgo and Capricorn. It has a Projective Energy, its Planet is the Sun and its Element is Fire.

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Armenians of the 17th century believed that if the Carnelian was powdered and taken in a potion that it would ban all dark forebodings as well as excite joyous emotions. It is also mentioned in the Christian Bible as being used for ornamentation on breastplates for priests and soldiers.

Carnelian was also worn on the hand in ancient Egypt to still anger, jealousy, envy and hatred. In Renaissance magic, Carnelian was engraved with a sword or an image of a warrior and used as an amulet to guard homes from lightening and storms or to protect the wearer from enchantments.

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