Metaphysical Properties: Carnelian represents the cauldron of the body's lower three chakras.
With its fiery and hot spirit that stimulates the root chakra, it is associated with taking bold action and helps circulate vital energy to your center which contains your powerful creative instincts and deepest sexual desires.
The stone also strengthens concentration and helps in understanding the inner self.
When used in combination with orange calcite, provides an amazing antidepressant, through either carrying the stones or drinking an essence, and can alleviate depression and Seasonal Affected Disorder (SAD).
It is also useful in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other issues affecting the bowel.
With IBS it works in two ways, as not only can it help to sooth the irritation, but it also helps us to centre ourselves and to ground spiritual energy, allowing us to be more contained and less open and vulnerable to outside influences, a major cause of IBS.
Carnelian improves the libido, and can be used with the female reproductive system issues and illness, including infertility.