Carnelian is often a vibrant red orange

Carnelian is beautiful and exciting. It ranges in color from a pale orange to a bright red-orange. This gorgeous stone builds power and stimulates sexual energy.


  • Creativity booster
  • Self-confidence
  • Sexual confidence and energy
  • Courage
  • Leadership and personal power

Metaphysical Qualities

  • Clears and activates the first, second, and third chakras
  • Dispel depression
  • Action-oriented magic

Emotional Healing

Carnelian inspires confidence! The timid and shy will benefit from adding a carnelian to their lives by having a constant boost to their self-confidence. It can also be an invaluable help when changing fields in your profession or leaving the rat race altogether and moving to self-employment or entrepreneurship.

Work with carnelian to boost confidence:

  • If you want to start your own business, especially a business related to your creative talents.
  • You are tired of missing out on life’s opportunities because of your social anxiety.
  • You are in sales, politics, or any other profession that requires you to exude confidence to build trust from others.

Creativity is a superpower! Carnelian stimulates your creative energy while bolstering your confidence. This can allow you a much broader range of creative expression by providing both the particular energy needed to create something brand new and the confidence to risk stepping outside of your comfort zone with your creations.

Work with carnelian to boost your creativity:

  • To unlock your creative talents.
  • When you want to try working with a new creative medium. 
  • To help you add creativity to your problem-solving toolbox.

Life can be really hard and scary. One of the most inspiring quotes about fear is from George Addair, a famous spiritual teacher who applied the scientific method to studying the patterns of world religions. He said, “Everything you’ve ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.” I personally have found this to be true. When I face the limitations that I have put on myself by avoiding my fears, I grow and my life opens up. But, facing your fears requires courage. Carnelian excels at lending courage. It can even act as a buffer for your self-doubt and negative self-talk.

Work with carnelian to find your courage:

  • If you are unhappy in your relationship and want to end it but you feel trapped by fear.
  • If your job sucks the life out of you and you need a change but are afraid you won’t be able to find another job.
  • If you are too afraid to try something that you feel strongly called to explore.

Carnelian can help you to unlock or enhance your personal power. This power can draw people into your life that support your highest goals. Owning and leveraging exactly how powerful you are can open up your perspective and leadership skills. Step into your strongest self and shape the world around you.

Work with carnelian to unlock personal power and leadership skills:

  • When you are dissatisfied with your life and seek to create radical change.
  • If you are ready to lead your team into a brand new way of being that contributes to creating a better life.
  • Anytime you are feeling run down or disempowered.

Physical Healing

Crystal healers claim that carnelian acts as a fortification for the physical body. This is said to result in increased vitality and a boosted immune system. Carnelian is also supposed to support the health of reproductive organs, help sexual dysfunction, and alleviate menstrual pain.

Magical Uses

Sexual energy is a powerful way to feed spells, thoughtforms, and other types of magic. One great way to take your energy work to the next level is by holding a crystal clear vision of your desired outcome during orgasm. Carnelian clears out shame and stimulates sexual energy. Try using this ability to work with this powerful form of energy.

Work with carnelian to :

  • If you or your partner are suffering from sexual dysfunction.
  • When your magic works but is underpowered and thus not fully manifesting.
  • If you want to try sex magick.

Carnelian can improve your experiences with astral projection and travel. This can sometimes unlock the ability to view remotely or give you a greater range of travel during astral projection. Meeting with others on the astral plane is an advanced skill that can be facilitated by working with carnelian.

Work with carnelian to improve experiences with astral projection:

  • When you are struggling to achieve astral projection.
  • If you would like more control over your experiences in the astral realm.
  • Because you would like to meet with someone in the astral realm.

There are many forms of energetic attack. Just sitting around thinking ill of someone can direct negative energy at them. Carnelian guards against energetic attacks. This includes passive attacks like the aforementioned and overt attacks by experienced practitioners.

Work with carnelian to protect yourself from energetic attack:

  • As a part of your regular energetic practice.
  • If you think someone may be trying to use energy against you.
  • If you have an inexplicable run of bad luck.

Thoughtforms cling to us all. These may be conscious creations that you have worked to give life or they may be unwanted vestiges of outmoded ideas or old unhealthy programming. Carnelian banishes disempowering thoughtforms. 

Work with carnelian to banish disempowering thoughtforms:

  • If you are a trauma survivor and are haunted by your experience.
  • When you are depressed and find yourself stuck in negative thought patterns.
  • Because you find yourself cycling disempowering thoughts.

3D Considerations

Carnelian is named for the Kornel cherry because of the similarity of their coloring. It is an orange-colored chalcedony, which is a member of the quartz family of minerals. It has a Mohs hardness of 7. This beautiful stone has been worn by humans for about 9000 years!


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