Everything You Need To Know About Carnelian
Did you know? Carnelian apparently went viral on TikTok recently! And while we definitely don’t understand the majority of what “Gen X” is up to...we can wholeheartedly support a crystal trend.
We love Carnelian and find it pretty fitting for TikTok, actually, because it’s so ACTIVE. It’s a stone that shows up loud and proud, and in the heat of summer, it’s arrived in the spotlight right on time.
Here’s everything you need to know about Carnelian!
The appearance of Carnelian alone is enough to give us some clues about its healing properties. Some of them are unapologetically violent looking and bring up images of birth and blood. While it can be intimidating, it can also be a juicy invitation to take a closer look at why you do what you do.
Why were you born? Why are you HERE? The energy of Carnelian, like its deep red color, is bold and visceral. It will make you FEEL something, then help you take action informed by whatever it stirs up. It's also a powerful stone for creative manifestation, aligning with the Sacral Chakra.
WORKING WITH CARNELIAN
If you’ve found yourself in a bit of a rut, Carnelian assures you that all you need to do is get moving! It’s an extremely active crystal energy, so if you want to incorporate it into your life...here’s a few quick suggestions!
- Our favorite use of Carnelian is syncing up its magic with our menstrual cycle. It’s a gemstone that, like women’s bodies, inherently knows how to BIRTH. Sleep with a piece of it under your pillow during your period to really lean into the creative process. It will energize your tired (ahem, hardworking!) body and help to balance your flow, literally and figuratively.
- Anytime you need a little extra “OMPH” in your day, wear a piece of Carnelian jewelry. It’s connected to Mars energy, which is masculine and strong. Big presentation at work looming? Running a race over the weekend? Keeping Carnelian close will help you see your tasks through with lots of energy and confidence.
- This gem is an amazing gift for anyone needing strength. Friend that just gave birth? Carnelian would be a perfect stone. Partner under the weather? Put a piece of it by their bedside. Carnelian knows how to heal.
WHY WE LOVE IT
July and August always bring up Carnelian for us. It’s the heat of summer, and Cancer and Leo seasons, respectively. While Cancer is ruled by the Moon, and Leo is ruled by the Sun, they actually have some crossover properties...combined, they rule the CORE of our bodies.
Cancer rules the stomach and digestion, while Leo rules the heart center. When thinking about the center of our physical being, we’re brought to the Sacral Chakra region. It’s the Second Chakra, and the center of our emotions and feelings. It stimulates pleasure and creativity. Sensing a theme? This Chakra can be associated with both Cancer and Leo.
This is a time to celebrate the luminaries, and Carnelian does just that. Like we talked about at the Summer Solstice, you can’t have light without the dark, and you can’t have ACTION without rest.
Carnelian is a beautiful stone for transitioning from the cool waters of Cancer, to the warm Leo beach. It’s the perfect homecoming for the Sun!
NEXT HOT GEMSTONES PREDICTIONS
If the trends continue in the way they are, syncing up so perfectly with both the weather and the astrological seasons...we’re going to predict FLUORITE as the next gemstone that takes over the internet!
We’re guessing that TikTok will stay busy with Carnelian through the heat of Leo season, but then it will be time to go back to school. And what better stone than Fluorite for improving our MENTAL health?
Fluorite will be a beautiful crystal for the clarity we need once the summer begins to fade. If you find yourself asking, “what was the POINT of x, y, or z this summer?” Fluorite will help you find the answers. Talk to you then!