It’s just one of those days, when you wake up with springs in your feet, and do a Spring cleaning in the the middle of Summer o.0 and yes, including dusting all your rocks and crystals… and there it is… one of my favorite rock smiling back at me as usual. A small piece of Carnelian! Isn’t it gorgeous!?
Yes, I love Carnelian in general, but this piece just talks to me, pick me up, and makes me smile inside and out 🙂 I hope you have at least one rock in your collection that has the same effect on you! 🙂
But what is Carnelian, and where do you find them?
Carnelian is a brownish-red mineral, a variety of the silica mineral chalcedony colored by impurities of iron oxide. The color can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense almost-black coloration. It is most commonly found in Brazil, India, Russia (Siberia), and Germany.
We are very lucky to have an area fairy close by that became one of our favorite rock hounding place for Carnelian. It’s just an hour or so drive from our home, and it’s in the woods…. Such a peaceful place…. When you want to take a break from digging, find a nice (fairly) flat rock to sit on, and just listen to nature… oh yeah!
I think I will have to take a picture of it next time, so I can share it with you all 🙂
Carnelian is simply captivating. Its bold energy brings a rush of warmth and joy that lingers, stimulating and empowering.
Known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage. Carnelian is said to attract prosperity, new resources and good luck. It is a talisman for success in any money-making venture. Carnelian is traditionally worn to enhance passion, love, and desire.
Carnelian, in its beautiful shades of orange, stimulates the Sacral Chakra, supporting gut feelings, intuition, and other “non-linear” communication.
It increases personal power and physical energy, gives courage, and boosts creativity and compassion. Wearing or carrying Carnelian can enhance vitality and will, providing higher energy needed when approaching new projects and dreams. Carnelian calms anger and grounds you in reality, while keeping you aware of unconditional Love permeating the Universe. Carnelian encourages initiative and determination.