Carnelian is traditionally used to enhance passion, physical artistic, love, and desire. A Sacral and Root Chakra crystal, it is a stone of ambition, creativity, drive, and determination. Its high energy helps restore lost vitality and motivation and stimulates creativity for new pursuits.
This stone also protects against envy, rage, and resentment and encourages a love of life. Pink, Orange, and Red Carnelian are important crystals to use for love, and for the consummation of love. Carnelian can alleviate jealousy and possessiveness in relationships and is helpful in overcoming sexual anxieties and eating disorders.
Orange crystals, in particular, are fertility and potency symbols and linked with conceiving a child. Carnelian of any color may help in rekindling passions that might have faded in an otherwise loving relationship, and paired with Rose Quartz, it can help balance sexual energy with the vibration of love.
Carnelian clarifies the voice and is known as the Singer's Stone. It promotes confidence for performances of any kind and is believed to help timid speakers become both eloquent and bold. It is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind, helping us to trust ourselves and our perceptions.
Physically, Carnelian is full of life force, stimulating metabolism and blood circulation. It influences the reproductive organs of both sexes to increase fertility, overcome frigidity, and impotence. It aids in menstrual and menopausal symptoms and may aid in vitro and artificial insemination. Its revitalizing energy can help relieve depression, especially in those of advanced years.
Carnelian opens, heals, and activates the Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus Chakras. It is associated to the steady drive of Taurus, the nurturing support of Cancer, the generosity of Leo, and the humility of Virgo.