Inner Strength ~ Motivation ~ Positivity

History of Carnelian

Carnelian, a gemstone with a history dating back to ancient civilizations like Mesopotamia and Egypt, has been treasured for its beauty and metaphysical properties. It was used in jewelry, amulets, and seals, and is still valued today for its symbolic qualities and vibrant color.

Carnelian Healing Properties

Spiritual Healing Properties: Carnelian is often associated with vitality, courage, and creativity. It is believed to enhance motivation, passion, and drive. This crystal is said to stimulate the sacral chakra, promoting emotional balance, self-confidence, and a zest for life. Carnelian is also thought to assist in grounding spiritual energies into the physical realm and fostering a connection with one's inner self.

Physical Healing Properties: Carnelian is believed to possess several physical healing properties. It is said to support the reproductive system, aiding in fertility, menstrual issues, and sexual vitality. Carnelian is also thought to help with digestion, improve circulation, and boost overall energy levels. Additionally, it is believed to have a warming effect on the body and can assist with relieving muscle tension and promoting physical strength.

How we use Carnelian

During meditation

  • Sit comfortably with a piece of carnelian in your hand or place it in front of you. Focus on its energy to enhance your meditation experience. Many find it helpful for grounding and enhancing concentration.

Wearing carnelian jewellery

  • To benefit from carnelian's aesthetic appeal and potential metaphysical properties, wear carnelian jewelry such as rings, necklaces, earrings, or bracelets. Choose pieces that resonate with your style and intentions.

Balancing the Sacral Chakra

  • Place carnelian on the area of your sacral chakra, which is located in the lower abdomen. Meditate or lie down while focusing on the stone to promote feelings of creativity and sensuality.

Artistic inspiration

  • Carnelian can serve as an inspiration for artists and crafters. Incorporate carnelian beads or cabochons into your projects, allowing their vibrant colors to enhance your creative expressions.


  • Hold a piece of carnelian nearby when wanting to be in your creative flow. Carnelian is amazing at getting you our of your head and into your heart, and into the flow of creation.


I release negativity and self-doubt, embracing positivity and self-assuredness.

As always, if there's anything more you’d like to know feel free to contact us at yogaandoilsnz@gmail.com, through our socials, or pop into the crystal shop for a visit at
3 Walton Street, Te Awamutu.

With Happiness and always a touch of Magic,

The Yoga & Oils Team


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