Top 5 Benefits of Carnelian

Updated on February 2, 2019
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Anne is a writer and teacher. She also has an interest in crystals and has done extensive research on the subject.

Orange Energy

Carnelian is an energizing stone that brings balance and also promotes the flow of energy through the entire body.
Carnelian is an energizing stone that brings balance and also promotes the flow of energy through the entire body. | Source

The Stone of Warm, Sunny Vibes

Carnelian is a rich, colored, orange stone with uses that date back to early civilizations. It was a highly valued stone and was used for a variety of different purposes. The Babylonians used this gemstone to record information in early times. In Egypt, this stone was used for amulets as well as carving. It was also used as a protective stone for those who had passed and were on their journey to the afterlife, and this stone is even mentioned in the Bible!

Throughout time, this gemstone has remained a highly valuable, warm, and earthy healing stone. Here are some of the top five benefits of using carnelian in your everyday life.

Warm Vibes

"Throughout time, this gemstone has remained a highly valuable, warm, and earthy healing stone."

1. Grounding

This stone is most associated with the root and sacral chakras, making it an excellent stone for grounding in meditation. It places you in the present reality, stabilizing you as well as bringing energy and motivation. As such, this crystal also engages creativity and is highly useful in creative pursuits.

2. Healing Trauma

This stone is also highly regarded as a good stone for helping deal with traumas, especially abuse. Carnelian’s warm energy helps those that use it overcome negativity, trust in themselves, and releases imbalances especially traumas that have lasted a long time. This stone is specifically targeted to help those suffering from trauma, which makes it the perfect stone to have in your crystal pouch or just kept around you during difficult times.

Protective and Healing

An image of engraved carnelian. This gemstone was highly valued in ancient times, often made as engraved jewelry used as protection.
An image of engraved carnelian. This gemstone was highly valued in ancient times, often made as engraved jewelry used as protection. | Source

Deep Thinking

"Carnelian encourages analytical thought as well as improving concentration."

3. Mental Clarity

Carnelian is also beneficial for helping with mental clarity. It encourages analytical thought as well as improving concentration. It helps get rid of mental tiredness and can help those that use it focus on the task at hand, as its grounding abilities also encourage keeping the mind focused on reality.

4. Anger Management

This is another stone that helps dispel anger and negative energies. It gets rid of envy, rage, and resentment and has a very calming, soothing effect. Those that use it can help get rid of the anger inside themselves as well as dispelling anger and negative energy from those around them. If you know someone dealing with anger issues, this stone will encourage the person to think clearly, to feel calm, and feel more satisfied with life around them.

Getting Rid of Inflammation

"Carnelian also helps with inflammation and stiffness in any part of the body. This is because of the fact that carnelian helps to restore and correct energy flow blockages within the body."

Healing Qualities

Carnelian is often used to help heal inflammation, arthritis, and lower back problems.
Carnelian is often used to help heal inflammation, arthritis, and lower back problems. | Source

5. Physical Benefits

There are a number of physical benefits of carnelian. Firstly, it is great for stimulating and boosting the metabolism. Additionally, this stone also aids in fertility, heals lower back problems, arthritis, and even depression. It also helps with inflammation and stiffness in any part of the body. This is because of the fact that carnelian helps to restore and correct energy flow blockages within the body. To add, carnelian also helps the body to absorb more vitamins and minerals, making it good for cleansing the body and stimulating blood flow in the body. Just having this stone in your pocket will help in many ways. In crystal healing, placing carnelian near the sacral chakra will help promote energy flow and healing to the body.

Ways to Use It

There are many different ways to use carnelian in crystal healing. Keeping it in your pocket or a pouch nearby will help stimulate mental clarity, aid in healing depression, and dispel negative energy and anger issues. Using this stone during chakra meditation will bring energy flowing through all of the chakras. For physical relief, placing the stone near the site of inflammation, stiffness, or any other ailment will also provide healing to the body.

There are so many ways that you can use this crystal to help manage and improve your life. In summary, carnelian is a great stone for crystal healing because of its versatility as well as its ability to bring warm, energetic benefits to your everyday life.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.

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