Carnelian is traditionally used to enhance passion (both physical and artistic), love, and desire. A Sacral and Root Chakra crystal, it's a stone of ambition, creativity, drive, and determination. It's 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 are 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 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 you to trust yourself and your perceptions.
Physically, Carnelian is full of life force, stimulating metabolism and blood circulation. It influences the reproductive organs of both sexes, and increases fertility, overcoming 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.