Carnelian is a orange-red mineral that is commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone found in Indonesia, Brazil, India. Siberia and Germany. It is an orange-red variety of chalcedony, a cryptocrystalline quartz mineral. It is a member of the chalcedony family. The colour of carnelian varies ranging from pale orange to an intense almost-black coloration, depending on the mineral composition.
Carnelian has been used in ancient cultures for a variety of reasons including magical properties. It is considered to be a stabilizing stone and the word itself comes from a Latin word meaning “flesh” or “yellow, red”, which symbolizes strong energy. Ancient usage ranged from beliefs that carnelian stone could help with eloquence or worn by warriors around the neck for courage and physical power to help with conquering their enemies.
Carnelian is also a powerful aiding stone for healing. It is believed to stimulate the body's own healing ability, helping the body to restore itself to a more balanced state.
Endurance – Courage –Regeneration -Stamina - Confidence
Zodiac – Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Leo
Planet – Mars
Element – Fire