Carnelian is an agate class of chalcedony that is a stone of creativity, individuality and courage. Like all agates, it has protection energies. It can aid memory, including recall of past lives. It can assist one in finding the right mate. It is also a stone of protection in general and from anger, jealousy and fear. In addition it can help with manifestation of one's desires, and brings good luck. Carnelian can help ease or remove sorrows. It also helps stabilize energies in the home. It is sometimes called the "actor's stone". Carnelian is associated with the root and sacral chakras. Physically, carnelian has been used in crystal healing to heal open sores, rejuvenate tissues and cells, rheumatism, kidney stones and other kidney problems, gall stones, colds, pollen allergies, and neuralgia.
Used in ancient times to protect the dead in their journey to the afterlife, Carnelian Agate, usually just called Carnelian, is a powerful Sacral Chakra Stone. Carnelian increases personal power and physical energy, gives courage, and boosts creativity and compassion. Mentally, Carnelian focuses analytical capabilities, and aids meditation by allowing deeper concentration and keeping out interrupting thoughts.
Carnelian is useful in making decisions by keeping us focused on the here and now and not on past experiences. Carnelian calms anger and grounds you in reality, while keeping you aware of unconditional Love permeating the Universe. Carnelian encourages initiative and determination. On the home front, Carnelian is useful to keep on hand, especially for the do-it-yourselfer, to prevent accidents. It is also used to protect the home from theft, fire and storm damage.
Physically, Carnelian increases blood circulation, aids in male impotency, increases appetite, alleviates problems of the liver, bladder, kidneys and spleen. It can help with PMS as well as anxiety associated with sexual anxieties.
Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.