Affirmation: I am fertile in body, mind, and spirit. Creativity flows through me in a myriad of ways. I am courageous and bravely bring my ideas into actuality.
Color: deep orange or brownish-red
About the stone: Carnelian is the light to dark red variety of chalcedony. The red color is caused by the presence of iron.
Astrological sign(s): Aries, Leo, Virgo
Mohs scale: 6–7
Spiritual uses: Carnelian can be used to reveal past-life experiences to help you on your spiritual path in this life. This stone activates the desire to uncover mundane patterns that prevent you from attaining self-realization. Use this stone with the intention of knowing yourself to the core and embracing all that you are on all levels.
Mental uses: Carnelian carries the vibration of creativity to help you give birth to new projects. This stone acts as a catalyst to put things in motion so that they can come to fruition. Use this stone to mentally integrate the true meaning of active courage. Carnelian is an ideal stone for improving visualization skills.
Emotional uses: Carnelian is a good tool to help you dive into your emotions either through art, music, writing, or any creative outlet. It reminds you to give yourself the time to create and the courage to take the action to make it so. This stone also helps you embrace the emotions and feelings of past challenges, accept them, and move on.
Divine guidance: Are you involved in a creative project or thinking about starting one? You are fertile with good ideas and/or with the ability to conceive something magnificent. Have the courage to take action to make your dreams and ideas into a reality, and allow yourself the time to create.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo