Mind Collection: Carnelian

Carnelian is one of the oldest gemstones in history. The Egyptians carried carnelian with them as a source of vitality and energy. It was placed in tombs for life after death. Its a variety of the chalcedony family. Carnelians name came from the Latin corneolus, meaning "cherry". The orange to dark red carnelian gets its colour from the presence of iron in the stone. Carnelian is an intriguing stone to touch and play with. Hold one in your hand. Feel its energy. Sometimes it feels soft, sometimes hard; sometimes you feel a greater sense of touch. Almost like a zap in your fingertips. Amazing!
Some of the recommendations for using Carnelian in animal healing:
* Boosts confidence. Energizes and rejuvenates.
* Used for lack of metal focus. Helps to stimulate the mind and clear mental confusion. Training problems.
* enhances the sense of touch. Carrying carnelian is beneficial for both animal, trainer and therapist while providing training and treatments.
* mentally and physically stimulates the faculties of older animals.

Some of the associated healing attributes of Carnelian for humans:
* feel better stone
* helps with study, memory, inspiration, speech and voice.
* vitality, courage and self-esteem.
* can relieve laziness
* zest for life
* problems with appetite and eating disorders.
* banishes negative emotions such as envy, fear, confusion and jealousy.

Carnelian Chakra association: sacral and root
Alternate common names: cornelian, sard
Common sources: Uruguay, Brazil, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, and India
Astrological association: Taurus, Cancer, Leo
Chemical composition: silicon and iron oxide. A kind of quartz, member of the chalcedony family.
Color: yellow, orange, red, brownish orange, brownish red and all colors in between.
Purification and cleansing: carnelian can be cleansed using cold water, salt water and sunlight. Recharge in abundant sunlight.

* A special thanks and recognition to all of the great writers in this field. The information we share is a compilation of bits and pieces from the many books and online information out there. I am so grateful for all of the insight. Our recommendations are based on that knowledge and not a guarantee of change.*