Carnelian is a translucent or clear chalcedony or agate, red or orange to dark brown. It has also been found in salmon, sienna, and rust shades. The word itself is derived from the Latin word for flesh. It is found most in India and South America.

This stone holds power over the reproductive organs, the liver, and blood. The kidneys, lungs, gallbladder and pancreas find Carnelian useful as well. It will also assist with lower back problems, and strengthen the voice. Unhealthy skin also benefits.

Carnelian will help those seeking success in any matter and also stimulates curiosity and creativity. It is said to keep evil at bay, and it is still worn in Persia and Arabia for luck. The vitality of the physical, emotional, or mental self is influenced by this gem, enhancing one's attunement with the inner self. Carnelian calms anger and focusing thought. It might also be used to give direction. Perhaps it could be used as a pendulum when seeking a new job. It is thought the color may help increase one's appetite.

In ancient Egypt, this jewel was worn by master architects who considered it the stone of form and design. It has often been found in Egyptian tombs. Warriors would wear it around their necks for courage and physical power over their enemies, while alchemists used this stone as a "boiling stone" to activate the powers of other agates. The prophet Mohammed is said to have had one a ring made from this gem to ward off the Evil Eye and envy. Napoleon carried a ring found in the sands of Egypt for courage.

Signs which would benefit from this stone are Aries, Leo, Virgo, and Capricorn. Timid people would also benefit. The power of this stone effects the navel, solar plexus, heart, and heart chakras.

This form of red chalcedony relieves sexual tension by redirecting the energy stored in the reproductive center of the body; it may also be used to excite sluggish sexual energy.

Unresolved feelings of anger, hostility, and hatred may be harmonized when carnelian is worn at the heart chakra, as this stone instills powerful sensations of well-being.

Like Bloodstone, deep orange-red carnelian may help to stauch the flow of blood.

Protection, peace, eloquence, healing, sexual energy, courage
Occult Nature:
Another name for this stone is the Neophyte's Stone, as it serves to stimulate the inquiring mind, and moves one to activity. Early Witches used this stone as an amulet against "fascinations".
Magical Uses:
  • Worn to still anger, jealousy, envy and hatred.
  • Used to promote harmony and peace, and to dispell depression.
  • Used by the shy and timid to bolster courage and self-esteem.
  • Great for public speaking.
  • Strengthens voice, provides self-confidence, and fosters eloquence on the speaker.
  • Used to counteract negative thoughts and doubt.
  • Used to guard against others knowing what your thinking.
  • Used to protect against lightning and thunder.
  • Carried as a protection from enchantments.
  • Worn to prevent skin diseases, nose bleeds, blood diseases, and promotes general good health.
  • Strengthens astral vision, and halts nightmares.
  • Worn to stimulate sexual impulses.
Used to stimulate power
Pink Carnelian
Magickal Properties:
This form of carnelian improves parent child relationships. It helps to restore love and trust after abuse or manipulation.
Red Carnelian
Magickal Properties:
This form of carnelian warms and energizes. It is particularly useful for combating sluggishness and for invigorating the mind and body.
Orange Carnelian
Magickal Properties:
This form of carnelian has all the properties of the carnelian as listed above