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Physical Properties

CARNELIAN - also spelt as cornelian - is a translucent, red orange variety of chalcedony, a microcrystalline quartz. It gets its colour from iron oxide.
Chemical Composition: Silicon dioxide.
Hardness: 7

Metaphysical Properties and Crystal Healing

CARNELIAN is a variety of chalcedony, very highly evolved mineral healer, energises blood, aids kidneys, lungs, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, aids tissue regeneration. Carnelian is a good Balancer.It vitalises physical, emotional and mental bodies, aligns physical and etheric bodies, enhances attunement with inner self, facilitates concentration, opens the heart, it is warming, social, joyous. It is believed to calm tempers, relieve sexual tension, and protect against illness. It instills a powerful sense of well-being and helps eliminate unresolved feelings. It is believed to bring good luck, happiness, prosperity and success. Recommended for those who lack courage or have a creative block.

In Astrology

In tradtional Astrology CARNELIAN is a VIRGO birthstone, and hs a modern association to TAURUS. The 17th century astrologer William Lilly associated it with VENUS, whereas the famous mineralogist Frederick Kunz in his book 'The Curious Lore of Precious Stones' associated it with the planets MARS and JUPITER.

7 Chakras

Red CARNELIAN relates to Muladhara - the Root Chakra ( 1 ) and orange-red to Swadhisthana - the Sacral or Navel Chakra ( 2 ).

Carnelian Tumblestones 001

Carnelian Tumblestones 001

Carnelian polished pebbles. The pebble on the bottom right of the picture measures: 3 x 1.3 x 0.7 cm. We will choose one for you.