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Carnelian Stone

One of the many varieties of Chalcedony, carnelian stone is thought of as if it was its own separate class of gemstone as far as metaphysical, healing and magickal properties go. Carnelian stone can be found around the world but mainly is mined in Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, India, California, Oregon, Russia, Washington, Nevada, parts of Africa and Idaho in the U.S.A.. Most of the gemstones on the market today are mined in Brazil.

One main meaning of Carnelian stone is as the self esteem gemstone because it is such a powerful motivator. It helps you to overcome the various parts of your personality that may be holding you back allowing you to step out into the world and claim your destiny. Keep a few carnelian stones in your pocket so you can rub them any time you feel excess stress coming on. This can be when situations cause anxiety to be high or even when it is due to depression.

Carnelian stone is a Master Communicator, it gives you the courage to take charge of your life or stand up in front of the crowd to give the company report. Any time you need to be the center of attention in a public arena it can help you do so with confidence as it works to bring all aspects of yourself into alignment,

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Another meaning is as a major grounding gemstone, carnelian stone helps you to focus on where you are currently at in life and to get you through times of stress so you can concentrate on your confidence. If you have trouble finding words, don't sweat it, just draw upon the energies of your carnelian stone and allow inspiration to bloom and creativity to flourish; the solutions will become apparent.

Of the healing properties of carnelian stone, relieve pain may be its best known. It aligns all aspects of self, bringing the mind, body and soul into alignment for optimum health. Are you in a mental rut and need to get back on track? Carnelian stone gives you the ambition and drive you need to succeed and sets you on the path to success in both the long and short terms. It can help you make decisions and make your life experiences more enjoyable.

Chakra healers connect Carnelian stone to the spleen chakra which is known as the center for creative, sexual and emotional energies. As the energies are unblocked and start to flow through the chakras, you become more deeply connected to your body, friends, family and lovers making you a more spontaneous, loving and giving person.

Carnelian stone is used for all types of disorders dealing with the sexual organs. It helps men with impotence and prostate troubles and women with menstrual and fertility problems.

Continue below for the Chakra, Astrological, Planetary and Elemental Properties

For additional metaphysical, magical and healing properties of Carnelian Stone continue to part 2.

Main Chakra: Sacral

Planet: Saturn

Vibrates to the number: 5 & 6

Element: Fire

Astrological Sign: Aries

Carnelian Stone Technical Details

Chemical Composition - SiO2 with impurities

Hardness - 6.5-7.0

Specific Gravity - 2.65

Refractive Index (R.I.) - 1.55 - 1.54

Bi-refringence - .004

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