Carnelian

*Scott Cunningham:
Projective, Sun, fire, Protection, Peace, Eloquence, Healing, Courage, Sexual Energy.

Magical Uses:
Carnelian, a red from of chalcedony, was worn on the hand in ancient Egypt to still anger, jealousy, envy and hatred. It is still used to promote peace and harmony and to dispel depression.

Worn by the shy and timid to bolster their courage, it is an excellent stone to wear or carry for public speaking, one of the most common fears in today's world. The carnelian strengthens the voice, provides self-confidence and confers eloquence on the speaker. It is usually worn on the neck or in a ring for these purposes. Used to counteract doubt and negative thoughts, it can be utilized in spells relating to these problems. It also confers patience.

Carried to guard against others who try to read your thoughts. In REnaissance magic it was engraved with a sword, or an image of a warrior. Then, the amulet was placed in the home to guard it from lightning and storms, and carried as a protectant against enchantments.

Worn to prevent skin diseases, insanity, nosebleeds and all blood diseases, and a a general health inducer.

It strengthens astral vision and is worn to bed to halt nightmares. Also worn to stimulate sexual impulses.

*The carnelian has the reputation of staunching the flow of blood from an open wound. If worn in a pouch around the neck by a woman during menstrual periods, it is said to help ease stomach cramps. It can be used instead of the traditional remedy of a key placed against the back of the neck of a person who is suffering from a nosebleed.

Edited 1 time by CinnamonMoon Mar 25 09 9:54 AM.