How To Use Carnelian

Carnelian is a beautiful and versatile stone that can be used in many different ways to benefit your life. It has a stunning red and orange color that makes it as ornamental as it is useful. If you’ve seen this stone, you’re sure to have been drawn to its warm tones.

How To Use Carnelian

But do you know how to use Carnelian and what it can be used for? To get the most out of your Carnelian stone you need to know how to use it and whether it is the best stone for your needs.

In this article, we will take a closer look at Carnelian and how to use it. We will explain Carnelian’s healing properties and give you some hints and tips on keeping your Carnelian stone charged.

What Is Carnelian?

Carnelian is a silica mineral that is part of the Chalcedony family. The beautiful red and orange color of the stone comes from the iron oxide contained in the stone. It has a hexagonal crystal system and when polished, it has a shine and luster that is hard to take your eyes away from.

The stone doesn’t fully crystalize so it is mainly available as either a small tumbled stone or a polished piece. Most commercially available Carnelian comes from India, but there are also deposits in Uruguay, Brazil, Egypt, and the United States.

What Are The Healing Properties Of Carnelian?

Carnelian is known as The Sunset Stone, The Artists Stone, and The Singers Stone. These names should give you some hints as to what Carnelian can be used for! It’s a great stone for creative expression and any creatives should consider having Carnelian in their lives.

Physical Healing Properties

Carnelian is a fire stone and like the other stones in its family, it will fill your body with life and improve your physical energy. It can help to stimulate your muscles and oxygen flow which will in turn keep your organs and tissue functioning at their best.

It is also a stone for fertility and sexual energy. Whether you are looking to conceive or not, Carnelian can improve your libido and will give your sexuality a boost.

Carnelian will also help anyone that has either rheumatism or lower back problems. The warmth of the stone will seep into your bones and ligaments and help relieve any stiffness you feel, leaving you looser and feeling more flexible and limber.

Mental And Emotional Healing Properties 

Carnelian can not only bring out some of your physical vitality and power but it can do the same with your mental and emotional ones as well. If you’re feeling lost and lacking in energy, then Carnelian can give you the energy you need to get out of your rut and feel energized once more. 

This is especially true when it comes to artistic endeavors. Carnelian allows your energy to flow by flooding your body with warmth and heat. This in turns loosens up the limbs and your creativity to help you express yourself artistically once more.

Feeling energized and creative can also have the effect of helping you to let go of any anger that you had built up inside of you. You don’t need to hang onto the old flames of hatred and anger that were burning inside you as you now have flames that are fresher and more positive instead.

Metaphysical Properties

As is the case with many stones that are colored orange or red, Carnelian is aligned with the lower three chakras of the body. 

For the Root Chakra, Carnelian can help you feel more balanced and secure. This security is then a great base for taking larger risks as you can be sure the ground beneath you is solid. 

Carnelian opens up the Sacral Chakra so that you can feel more joy and face life with more energy. 

Finally, the Solar Plexus Chakra is linked to our personal power and Carnelian can help you harness this power so that you can feel more confident and willing to fight when things get tough.

How To Use Carnelian

Now that we know what Carnelian is and its properties, we can look at how to use it most effectively. Carnelian is effective as both jewelry and as a little stone kept in your pocket so you can choose the option which works best for you.

In The Bedroom

If you want to use Carnelian for its positive effects on fertility and libido, then you should place a stone in your bedroom. It’s best to place it next to your bed, such as on a bedside table. The warming energies of the stone will then work to release your sexual energy.

At Home Or In The Office

You can place some Carnelian in your office or the living spaces within your home to help bring harmony and balance. 

If your main focus is to stoke the creative fires, then place your Carnelian in a place that faces west. If you want more abundance in your life and home, then place your stone on the south side. Finally, to improve your self-worth look for a spot that is in the southeast.

As Jewelry

As Jewelry

Carnelian is a great stone for jewelry. It looks great and having it as jewelry means you can take it with you wherever you go. Wear it directly against your skin as a bracelet, ring, or pendant to bring healing vibrations directly into your body.

How to Cleanse A Carnelian Stone

Carnelian is a straightforward stone to cleanse. You should regularly watch the stone in soap and water to remove any negative energy that may have attached itself. This will also clear the stone so it can radiate its healing energy more strongly.

Final Thoughts

Carnelian is easy to use and easy to cleanse. It has many properties and can bring some life and energy into your body and home.

Andrea Daehma