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Meaning of Carnelian: Stone of ACTION: BOLD | DECISIVE | CURIOUS | CRE
Guide to Crystal Healing with Gemstones and Crystals
Use as A Symbol Totem or Talisman

The Meaning of CARNELIAN - The Stone of ACTION  


COLOR: Reddish Orange, Brownish Orange A form of Chalcedony. Agate. Can be Translucent and almost white. (also known as Sard)

CHAKRA: 2nd Chakra: Sacral (Sexual)

ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS: Aries, Taurus, Cancer & Leo


VIBRATES to the numbers 5 and 6



A stone of ambition and drive, Carnelian is a Power Stone! Excellent career stone, it is very helpful in making choices and decisions. Self-Motivator. Carnelian is the most powerful ACTION stone for focusing, realization and self-actualization. Reminds one to be "in the moment". 

Like Moss Agate, Carnelian stimulates analytical capabilities and precision. Activates and energizes personal power, revealing or discovering hidden talents by stimulating your curiosity and inquisitiveness. Long revered for its healing, spiritual and creative qualities. 

Protects the user from all negative emotions. Wonderful protective energy over rage, resentment, bad tempers, and anger in self and from others. 

It helps one banish sorrow or depression. Grounds energy and attention into the present. More powerful when combined with citrine on lower 3 chakras. 

In the Eastern cultures, Carnelian was favored for Strength.  

ACCEPTANCE: This stone calms our fears about death and rebirth, bringing serenity and acceptance of the great cycle of life. Guards against depression.

CAREER SUCCESS: - A stone of ambition and drive. Assists in decision making.

CONFIDENCE: It inspires a positive courageous confidence, and gives us extra courage to make healthy choices.  

PROTECTION: Protects the user from all negative emotions, especially rage, envy, and fear. Encourages love with family members and relatives. Pink carnelian is particularly good for parent to child relationships, and parent to parent.

CREATIVITY: Balances creativity and mental processes. Assist one in the creative arts and theatre. Helps remember lines and lyrics by attracting the right words and instilling confidence, while enhancing creativity, individuality and courage.

ENERGY: Help to increase physical energy, including sexual energy. Beneficial HEALTH stone.

 One of the stones on Aaron’s breast plate of judgment (Exodus: xxviii, 15-30)

The Egyptian's combined this stone with TURQUOISE and LAPIS LAZULI to enhance its power. They believe it prevented anger, envy and hatred. 


Helps absorb vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Warms and cleanses blood, kidneys, kidney stones, stimulates appetite, emotions, passion, sexuality, physical energy, celebration, reproductive system, menstrual cramps, arthritis, gall bladder, gall stones, pancreas. Historically also used to pull excess fever out through the feet. Helps asthma, allergies, and blood pressure. Relieves lower back pain.  


Increases Physical Energy, Personal Power, Confidence, Motivation, Concentration, Boldness, Initiative, Dramatic Abilities, Assertiveness, Outgoing, Precision, Analysis, Analytical, Appetite, Awareness of Feelings, Emotional Warmth, Sociability, Creativity, Curiosity, Inquisitiveness, Compassion, Individuality, Memory, Appreciation of Nature, Harmony, Courage, Action, Happiness, Self-Esteem, Rebirth, Reincarnation and Past Life Recall. 

NEGATES: Bad tempers, envy, fear and rage, apathy, indolence, passivity

CAREERS: Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Theater, Actors, Actresses, Singers, Performers, Speakers, Musicians, Sports


Carnelian is A 5th Step Stone