Carnelian Properties and Meaning

Carnelian is a member of the Chalcedony family. It is not very common, as most sold on the world market is actually heated Agate. Read more about Carnelian crystal healing properties below, complete with galleries desktop background image of REAL Carnelian!

Carnelian Fast Facts

Carnelian Physical Properties

Physical Makeup
SiO2, Silicon dioxide
Variety Of
Common Locations
Madagascar, India, New Zealand
6.5 – 7
Colors & Variations
Alternative Names
Index of Refraction
± 1.54
Specific Gravity
2.55 – 2.70
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Carnelian Healing Properties and Meaning

Chakra Associations
Subtle Bodies
Zodiac Sign:
Virgo, Libra, Gemini
Planet Association
Positions On Body
Stomach, Reproductive Areas, Liver
Musical Note
Emotional Influence
Compassion, Balance
Spiritual Gifts
Unconditional Love
Diseases Treated
Blood Conditions,
Nutrients Boosted
Iron, Vitamin K
Psychological Influence
Physical Body
Red Corpuscles,

Intuitive Healing – Spiritual Trigger Words & Phrases For Carnelian

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Carnelian Crystal Healing & Properties Information

For what and How Does One Use it?

Carnelian helps one gain courage. It is also is very fertile in the birthing of new, fresh ideas. Carnelian has a strong focus on blood, both in terms of cleansing and energizing. It has great manifesting properties, so this combined with its ability to strengthen willpower along with giving a boost in drive make it a natural selection when working on large projects. It helps to overcome procrastination and take action! Carnelian is the “Mother” stone, as it works within the creative center, also nurturing, soothing and calming through a woman’s moon time (period pain).

Carnelian is a very good stone for working with when you need to implement great life changes. It inspires and gives courage to take a new path on the way to enlightenment. As it amplifies life force energy within the blood, it is a good idea to tape a piece to the inside of the wrist overnight. Blood will pass by the Carnelian many times through the course of the evening, supercharging your system while you are asleep! It is also very helpful for asthmatics. Simply place a small tumbled stone in your mouth and gently suck on it.


Do you have a large project coming up and need to think outside the square and find inspirational and eloquent solutions? Then Carnelian is the stone for you! It is also helpful in all aspects of reproduction, from conception right through to the birthing process!

Carnelian is found in Madagascar, India, and New Zealand. It needs to be noted that 90% + of the “Carnelian” found in shops is in fact heated Agate, most often from Brazil. Real Carnelian is an altogether rarer beast.


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New Zealand Carnelian Specimen

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Natural Carnelian Specimen

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6 thoughts on “Carnelian

  1. Polina Bikoulov

    Hi, Anthony!

    I have purchased a "carnalian" heart-shaped geode supposedly from Madagascar. It is very dark, more brown than red, but very bright red if you look at it behind a light bulb. What do you think it is?…

    I am sending you pictures to your email, as I still can't find a way to attach them directly to this site. Feel free to post them. =)

    Thank you


  2. Hi, I recently purchased a lapis 

    lazuli and carnelian bracelet and necklace set. is that a good pairing?  Would these two stones amplify each other's effects? 

    • Hi Minoo,
      Thank you for your question. there really is no definitive answer. We know that different crystals emanate different vibrations, creating healing effects. The healing effects themselves influences each individual human in different ways. Having said that though, the fact that you have purchased these pieces together would be an indication that on an intuitive level you knew these two would work well together for you. Hope this helps! (Keep listening to your intuition!!) πŸ™‚

  3. I normally do not wear necklaces although I have many inherited necklaces. When I saw this Carnelian necklace, I was compulsive in buying it.  I put it away for future use and was drawn to get it out.  I put it on and was so enthralled; it was an ethereal moment. I kept running my hands up and down with positive sensations.  It was so foreign to me to react to any crystals that I decided to look up any ethereal meanings to Carnelian.  That's when this site was one of two that I gravitated to open.  I was blown away by how the information fit my profile.  Thanks for preparing this site.

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