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.
Emotional uses: Carnelian is a good tool to help you dive into your emotions either through art, music, writing, or any creative outlet.
Mental Uses: Carnelian is a great stone to get your creativity flowing.
Physical uses: Carnelian is helpful for relieving the pain of arthritis as well as for supporting respiratory function, which makes it easier to breathe. A stone of fertility, it is helpful for manifesting ideas or for getting pregnant.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo