About Carnelian (Cornelian)
Carnelian is named after the red-orange Kornel
cherry. It is derived from the Latin word carnis. Carnelian is a variety of
chalcedony and is a micro-crystalline quartz. It appears in a vibrant range of
fire-orange reds to brown-reds and has a dull, waxy luster.
Romans believed that carnelian is a stone of
courage; it is able to shore up confidence and strength. Canelian was considered
strictly the property of the noble class. In ancient Egypt, the stone was placed
on mummies to assist the dead in their journey to the afterlife.
Carnelian is considered by some to be the
birthstone of July, May, or August.
Traditional Metaphysical Properties of Carnelian:
Ancient people believed that carnelian will ward
off insanity and depression. carnelian is thought by some to enhance self
esteem, to combat feelings of inadequacy, and to increase physical energy. It is
sometimes used as a talisman to protect against fire and misfortune. Carnelian
is associated with the solar plexus chakra (the yellow chakra), in which
imbalances are thought to cause digestive problems, as well as lack of
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