In the crystal world, there’s no other crystal that embodies “sexy” better than carnelian: pure sexy energy!
Does this sound like you these days?
- tired & drained?
- poor social skills?
- deny yourself of pleasures?
- lack of passion, enthusiasm, excitement?
- lack of creativity?
- fear of change?
- frigidity and/or fear of sex?
Then this is the stone for you!
**Watch my vid here for several to-die-for juicy Carnelian specimens!***
Hey! Are you needing a boost of energy?
Need some Sacral Chakra Balancing? Oh, I’ve got just the thing for you today!
Sacral Chakra is all about juicy creativity, creating life, creating art…creating anything at all.
Putting anything into manifestation-creation mode is all about the Sacral Chakra; very watery, juicy, fertile energy.
And carnelian is our ideal stone to help enhance and/or balance our sacral chakra. It entrains us to the vibrations of physical & mental energy, creation energy!
In fact, if you’re needing energy or vitality of any sort, Carnelian really helps boost that.
It also amplifies our creativity energy; that “take-action energy”. Or if you are just physically tired, you could use a boost of Carnelian energy.
Carnelian is a somewhat translucent, yet vibrantly colored Micro-Crystalline Quartz (aka chalcedony). Click here if you’re not sure how to pronounce that. 🙂
It’s a quartz (silicon dioxide), but it doesn’t grow in the shape of the usual 6-sided Hexagonal Quartz shape with a point, b/c it’s what we call “Micro Crystalline”, meaning that there are teeny-tiny crystals there, but you can only see them under a microscope. They’re micro; very little, little, mini mini.
It’s usually a deep succulent orange color, getting its color from iron impurities in the quartz. It’s most often a solid (slightly see-through in spots) orange, but it can also be banded like my GORGEOUS Jumbo Jupiter Polished Madagascar Carnelian Sphere below here. *Yep, go ahead & wipe the drool off yer chin.*
CAUTION…Science Lesson Up Ahead!
I have to tell you about this; the other day somebody said, “Oh you pronounce ‘Silicone’ so funny. You say ‘Silicon’ instead of ‘Silicone’.”
As a former science dept. chair, I cannot resist this teachable moment!
Silicone and silicon are 2 different versions of silicon, the element.
Silicon dioxide is quartz. Just to give you a little chemistry lesson; silicon is a pure element; 1 molecule of silicon is made of just 1 atom. A molecule of quartz has 1 atom of silicon + 2 atoms of oxygen = 3 total atoms in 1 molecule of silicon dioxide (quartz).
Silicone (with the “E”) refers to a synthetic silicon compound not found in nature of 2 silicon atoms + 1 oxygen atom mixed with something else to make it a polymer, so it’s different from silicon. Hence the different pronunciations.
- Here’s how you pronounce “silicon” (no “E” at the end).
- Here’s how you pronounce “silicone”.
I know I’ve gone too far here for a crystal healing blog, but I just cannot help myself on certain topics!
Back to Carnelian-Fun-Stuff!
When you see layered colors like in the above stone it may also be referred to as an “agate”… due to that translucent banding. Someone may wonder, “Well, isn’t this Fire Agate and not Carnelian?”
Yeah, it could be named that way. It’s only just a name. I’d say if it’s mostly orange then I would tell you it’s proper carnelian, but even carnelian in its “purest form”, you usually see a bit of white. The white is just areas of quartz that did not get the iron inclusions.
This one time…
Let me tell you a quick little carnelian story: I left my fav little carnelian tumbled behind in a bowl of Carnelian at an event that I was hosting. Eeek!
We were doing a Sacral Chakra Circle, and I brought a whole bunch of carnelian stones to give out to the participants. I had brought my own personal carnelian stone to charge up some carnelian Gem Elixir water that we were using to make Sacral Chakra Smoothies & using for various exercises.
My personal stone got mixed up in the bowl with all the other carnelians while someone was helping me clean up & I left this 1 behind at the end of the event.
The next day I realized it was missing.
I was like “Oh My, I’ve had that one stone for so long. I hope nobody took it. I hope it is still there!”
I went back & sifted through the bowl & there was a whole bunch of them to look through. The person there was like, “You are never going to find yours. Just take any one.”
Oh no. They didn’t understand. I was like “No, I am going to find mine. I know my Carnelian! This specific one.”
I don’t know all my tumbled stones this well, but this specific 1 has certain markings on it & I would know it anywhere. No matter what!
Here he is…
You may think all tumbled carnelians look the same, but I’d know this little guy out if a pile of thousands in a hot second! 😉
I’d know those specific markings anywhere; result of meditating/working with it often over the years. A trusted friend indeed. #CrystalBonding
Oceans of Juicy Crystal Blessings,