Chakra: Root (1st), Sacral (2nd)

Red Carnelian

Motivation, clarity, expression, decision making. Very protective stone on all levels. May aid lower back problems, lungs, reproductive organs, PMT, self esteem, happiness

Formula: SiO2

Zodiac: Taurus, Cancer & Leo

Color: From deep red-orange to a dark, brown-red

Locality: India, Brazil, Uruguay

Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

Vibration: Number 5 and 6

A stabilising stone, Carnelian restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success. Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions. It overcomes negative conditioning and encourages steadfastness. Carnelian improves analytic abilities and clarifies perception. It sharpens concentration and dispels mental lethargy. Protects against envy, rage and resentment. Calms anger, banishes emotional negativity and replaces it with a love of life. Carnelian boosts fertility and stimulates sexuality.

Carnelian treats lower back problems, rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia and depression. It regulates the kidneys, and accelerates healing in bones and ligaments. Improves vitamin and mineral absorption and ensures good blood supply to organs and tissues.