Carnelian is a form of chalcedony that comes in red, orange, and red-brown. They date back to Ancient Egypt, where they were used in fertility, as an aphrodisiac, and to bring courage to the warriors of the time. Carnelian is a stone of protection, and was used by wizards to activate and charge other stones and prevent bad luck and illness from entering the auric field. This powerful stone was said to be on the breastplate of the high priest.
Carnelian is a stone of inspiration, helping to awaken one's talents and connect one to the spirit world. It is a cleanser of negative energy and by having it around the house, it is a stabilization of the energy in the home.
In the physical body, Carnelian can be used for the common cold, allergies, neuralgia, gall stones, and kidney stones. They can also be used to help the skin heal from small abrasions or cuts, as well as support the spine, pancreas, and spleen.
This stone of endurance, courage, energy, and leadership has been called the "setting sun" because of her color and energy. Wear or hold Carnelian for strength and support as we enter this New Year and let the Light protect and support the manifestation of an amazing year!