Home » The Sacred Crystal Meanings » Carnelian

Carnelian Cabochon
Carnelian is a lovely orange to red-orange to brown variety of chalcedony quartz. It is a stone of creativity and Light. Also, carnelian excels in sacred rituals for clearing negativity and bringing joy.

According to mindat.org there are a few other names for Carnelian: Canary Stone, Cornelian, Corneol, and Mecca Stone. The word “carn” is the root of the word Carnelian. Carn means flesh. Additionally, carnelian is called the Actor’s Stone. In some cases, Carnelian is another word for the stone Sard and vice versa.

Sacred, Spiritual, Energy and Historical Healing Uses

  • Easing nerve pain
  • Curbing gall stones
  • Relieving kidney stones
  • Easing pollen allergies
  • Helping disorders of the spine and back pain
  • Soothing spleen disorders
  • An elixir of carnelian is said to be good for cuts and abrasions
  • Aiding removal of toxins
  • Healing of abuse issues or other traumas
  • Reducing confusion due to mental disorders
  • Balancing adrenal glands
  • Increasing fertility and reducing infertility
  • Grounding or stabilizing, which enables more rapid healing
  • Helping circulatory and blood issues
  • Reducing liver problems
  • Reducing pancreas problems
  • Improving skin disorders
  • Easing Crohn’s disease
  • Curbing the common cold
  • Soothing arthritis
  • Reducing depression
  • Restoring tissue

Carnelian Incense Burner

Please remember that healing crystal meanings are not prescriptions or medical advice. See a doctor or other licensed healthcare practitioner about any illness or injury.

Ritual, Sacred, and Traditional Uses of Carnelian In Ancient and Modern Life

Ancient Egyptians and Ancient Romans used carnelian in jewelry, as signet rings, and cameos. Carnelian is and has been used for many other things such as

  • Boosting creativity
  • Increasing personal power
  • Improving self-esteem
  • Enhancing dramatic acting
  • Bringing harmony
  • Smoothing and increasing sensuality
  • Increasing manifestation
  • Maintaining or finding individuality
  • Enhancing strength
  • Bringing happiness
  • Improving memory and concentration
  • Easing past life recall
  • Increasing physical energy
  • Fostering inner strength
  • Dispelling fears
  • Increasing energy
  • Easing sadness and grief
  • Finding inspiration and connection to the spiritual world
  • Stabilizing energy in the home
  • Clearing negativity from other stones
  • Easing the flow of energy
  • Attuning to the elements and seasons
  • Increasing awareness
  • Waking inner talents
  • Easing stress and tension
  • Increasing curiosity
  • Reducing apathy and passivity
  • Bringing protection in general but also, in particular, against the evil eye, enemies, rage, and physical protection

Carnelian is associated primarily with the Sacral Chakra. See AllTheChakras.com in order to learn more about the chakras.

You can find mineralogical data at mindat.org. And you can find gemological data at Gemdat.org. Also, see additional references and resources on crystals for sacred, spiritual healing, metaphysical and/or mineral information.

Discover other stones at The Sacred Crystal Meanings.

Leave a Reply