Ambition - Energy - Action
I share my gifts with the world with both ease and grace. I have the power to create change.
Solar Plexus Chakra
Carnelian embodies the fiery nature of our being; the passion, motivation, and desire we often stifle. This stone ignites the hearth of your soul, also known as the solar plexus, to create sparks of curiosity and ambition. It also opens the root chakra, backing up inspiration with the physical energy to pursue it. Beyond passions, Carnelian overall brings life force energy into the body. Any negative energy held within will be burned away to make space for the vitality of life to flow through. Carnelian is like the physical trainer of stones, giving you a boost and letting you know that you can do it.
Carnelian is a close contact stone and loves being held close to the physical body. Think of it this way, the closer you are to the fire, the warmer you feel. Carnelian functions the same, igniting the fire within as you get close. It is best to carry Carnelian in a pocket or bag when you need to connect with your body such as exercise or running around town. To connect with its creative spark, keep Carnelian close if you need motivation to finish a passion project or cook a new, beautiful meal. This jubilant stone finds its greatest strength when you tap into hands-on creativity.
New moon rituals hold a great space for Carnelian. Its igniting power symbolizes the ability to start anew at any time. On nights of a New Moon (if the sky is clear, the moon will appear to be completely dark), write down your intentions for the next month. Any desires, goals, or mantras that deal with creativity, new projects, or physical changes can be part of your list. Set Carnelian next to a non-flammable bowl. Read out loud the list, feel the power in your words, and set the pages on fire in the bowl. Carnelian will infuse into your ignited intentions and release them into new energy through the cleansing fire. (Please note, research appropriate materials to make sure your ritual is safe for you and any others involved.)
According to an archeological study from the University of Pennsylvania, Ancient Egyptians were found buried in tombs wearing Carnelian jewelry. Carnelian symbolized the Blood of Isis, goddess of protection. When entering the afterlife wearing this blood red stone, Egyptian royalty was protected from negative forces.
You can use Carnelian to cleanse other crystals. Place Carnelian with your crystals in a bag or set stones in a Carnelian bowl. Your crystals will be brought back to their true frequency overnight.