The Healing and Magical Properties of Carnelian
A beautiful orange coloured gemstone, Carnelian is linked both to the Root Chakra and the Sacral Chakra.
As a healing stone it has long been believed to help cure diseases of the blood, as well as to stop nose bleeds.
It is said to aid in the elimination of toxins and waste products from the body, and has been used, in the form of an elixir, to help cuts and abrasions heal more quickly.
Carnelian helps fight negativity and depression, enabling us to look at the brighter side of life, bringing with it a feeling of optimism.
It is believed to help quell feelings of anger and annoyance, allowing for logical and clear thinking to rule our actions.
Carnelian is a grounding stone and also helps with stress-related problems - next time something makes your ‘blood boil’- think about reaching for some carnelian to help calm you down!
Carnelian gives us extra energy when we’re feeling tired or run-down and it is said to be especially helpful at increasing sexual energy!
Courage and Inspiration
It is stone of courage and inspiration, helping us to overcome our fears - especially beneficial for those nervous of public speaking as it said to aid the speaker to be not only relaxed and confident, but more eloquent too. This also makes it an ideal talisman for actors and those involved with the theatre.
As a stone of protection Carnelian was used in ancient times to protect the home from lightening strikes and storms.
It was also carried as an amulet to ward off psychic attack and as protection against ‘the evil eye’.
Candle Magic Spell for Courage and Confidence
If you are nervous about an up-coming interview, or other situation where you will have to speak in front of people prepare yourself the evening before…
Take a red candle, carve the sign for mars on the candle if you wish, then anoint it with clove oil (or rub it with fresh ginger root).
Surround the candle with pieces of carnelian, or a carnelian bracelet or pendant. Take a few moments to calm your mind and focus on your intention. Light the candle saying something like this:
“I dedicate this red candle to courage.
I am calm and confident and have lots of interesting things to say.
Those who hear my voice will be impressed by my eloquence!
And so it is!”
Leave the candle to burn for as long as is (safely) possible and be sure to wear or carry the carnelian during your interview!
Find Carnelian Gemstones and Wishing Bags here.
For a Candle Magic Spell for Love, please read:
'The Healing and Magical properties of Rose Quartz'.
For a Candle Magic Spell for Wealth, please read:
'The Healing and Magical properties of Aventurine'.
List of Correspondences
- Energy: Projective
- Elementary Ruler: Fire
- Chakra: Base/Root or Sacral
- Zodiac Affinities: Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo
Grounding, Courage, Optimism, Energy, Protection, Healing
Speech and Public Speaking
Gemstone lore has been gathered from various sources and from information and stories passed down through the ages. Use this information at your own risk. No guarantee is made towards its validity.