The carnelian (aka cornelian) comes in a variety of colors and belongs to the chalcedony family. The most powerful colors are red and deep orange. These gemstones are commonly sourced from India, Britain, Iceland and Peru. In ancient Egyptian times, the carnelian was placed in tombs as “magic armor” to protect the dead in the afterlife. The noble class were buried with this gemstone to show their stance in society.
The name carnelian is derived from the Latin word meaning “flesh” which is appropriate for the healing powers of this stone. It promotes balanced digestion, encourages the absorption of vitamins, nutrients and minerals in the small intestine and stimulates the metabolism. If a pregnant women is experiencing abdominal pain, she should place a carnelian on the pubic bone everyday for 20 minutes to reduce the pain. Additional powers include:
Protects against envy, rage and resentment
Helps one overcome abuse of any kind
Treatment for healing open sores, rheumatism and kidney stones
Prevents dark forces from entering or influencing one’s mind
Grounding energy for home or office in Feng Shui
Use with citrine for Feng Shui gem tree for wealth
Promotes self confidence
Chakra: Second, Sacral/Navel
Birthstone: May, July, August
Zodiac: Virgo. Also stone of Taurus. Promotes zest for Aries and Gemini
Oh the Citrine! We use this stone quite frequently because of it’s hue. The Citrine is a yellow gold member of the quartz mineral group and meshes well with warm and cool colors. It is a suitable substitute for the November birthstone Topaz because the deep golden variety found in Madeira Spain holds a striking resemblance.
3rd Chakra – Solar Plexus
Energies- money, luck, protection and healing.
Promotes- success, prosperity, and abundance.
Sources; Brazil, Bolivia, several African countries & parts of Soviet Union.
Nicknamed “Stone of the Mind” , “Merchants Stone” & “Stone of Manifestiatio
Ancient cultures believed that if merchants kept the Citrine in their cash box sales would come flowing their way! They also believed that they can increase psychic abilities of their elders if they placed this stone on their forehead.
The healing properties of the Citrine can very well aid people who suffer from digestive problems, depression, and addictions. Because this stone protects from negative energy, men and women alike can carry this stone to ward off abuse. For those who have frequent digestive problems, the Citrine cleanses and purifies the endocrine & digestive systems from poisons and any build up in the body. By carrying it close to one’s body it will promote clarity of thought. If you were to ever feel self doubt, wear Citrine jewelry! It will give joy and love to the owner.