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Carnelian


Geology and History


Carnelian is a cryptocrystalline variety of quartz, commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone.  Probably named after the colour of the kornel cherry.  It is a brownish red to orange, translucent to opaque Chalcedony variety.  Coloured by impurities of iron oxide, the colour can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense almost black coloration.  When held against the light, the colour variety shows stripes, natural carnelian shows a cloudy distribution of colour.


Metaphysical Properties


Grounds and anchors you in the present reality.  This wealth stone is an excellent purifier it removes negativity and strengthens life force.  Gives you an acceptance of the cycle of life.  It stimulates courage and motivates for success in business.

Helps to trust yourself.  Powerful protection against greed, envy, resentment.  Calms anger.  Place near your front door for protection and invites abundance in.  Improves parent – child relationships, restores trust after abuse.


Crystal Healing


Stimulates metabolism, female reproduction organ, overomes frigidity and impotence.  Heals rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia and depression.  Regulates body fluids, kidneys.  Improves absorption of vitamins.


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Quick Overview


Pronunciation:kahr-neel-yuhn
Formula:SiO2
Stone Qualities:Creativity, sexuality, courage, vitality
Hardness:7.0
Chakra:Sacral (2nd), Root (1st), Solar Plexus (3rd)
Zodiac:Taurus, Cancer, Leo
Origin:India, Brazil, Uruguay

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