Carnelian grounds and anchors you to the present reality. A stabilizing stone with high energy, it is excellent for restoring vitality and motivation, and for stimulating creativity. It is useful for dramatic pursuits. Carnelian has the ability to cleanse other stones.
Psychologically, Carnelian imparts an acceptance of the cycle of life and removes fear of death. In ancient times it was used to protect the dead on their journey to the afterlife. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy, and motivates for success in business and other matters. Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. This stone helps you to trust yourself and your perceptions. It gets to the bottom of what makes you tick, overcomes negative conditioning, and encourages steadfastness.
Mentally, Carnelian improves analytic abilities and clarifies perception. It remove extraneous thought in mediation and tunes daydreamers into everyday reality. It sharpens concentration and dispels mental lethargy. Emotionally, this stone is a powerful protector against jealousy, envy, rage, and resentment, yours or other people’s. It calms anger and banishes emotional negativity, replacing it with a love of life.