Like the unexpected fire of a sunset, or the first flash of autumn brilliance, Carnelian captivates. Its bold energy brings a rush of warmth and joy that lingers, stimulating and empowering. Known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage, Carnelians have protected and inspired throughout history.
A glassy, translucent stone, Carnelian is an orange-colored variety of Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Its color varies from pale pinkish-orange to a deep rusty brown, though it is most known for its brilliant orange and red-orange crystals. Its name comes from a Latin word meaning “flesh.”
In antiquity, as well as today, Carnelian is believed to help timid speakers become both eloquent and bold. [Simmons, 92] Ancient Warriors wore Carnelian around their neck for courage and physical power to conquer their enemies. In Egypt it was worn by master architects to show their rank of builder, and alchemists of the Middle Ages used it as a boiling stone to activate the energy of other Chalcedonies. As the first stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, it signified the blood of the martyrs, and was once believed to prevent illness and the Plague.
The ancient Egyptians called Carnelian “the setting sun.” In its orange hues, they identified it with the receptive or passive female energies, and associated it with the fertile menstrual blood of the mother goddess, Isis. In its red, red-orange to reddish brown shades, they considered it the active male energy stone, recognized by its glowing vibrant color. Carnelian is traditionally worn to enhance passion, love, and desire.
Named after Unaka mountains of North Carolina where it was first discovered, the Unakite crystal meaning is considered a sacred stone because it deepens meditation by increasing your sense of being in the now. It’s a simple concept yet so deep, which is the magic of Unakite. Think of it this way. Depression is simply loitering too long into the energy of past mistakes or hurt. When the Unakite helps release you from the past, it stops these painful memories from raining on your parade. Because when the powerful and spirited Unakite vibes are part of your spiritual life, you’ll awaken the wise voice that keeps you anchored to the present moment.
As you get up close and personal with this special stone, call on the Unakite to super charge your spirituality and quiet down your inner cynic. Before you know it, Unakite will make you believe in magic again. A stone of clarity, the Unakite healing properties give your heart the super power of 20/20 vision and the courage to be a hero to the ones you love.
Chakras- Heart Chakra
Planet – Mars & Venus
Element – Fire & Water
Typical colors – shades of green and pink: mottled
Please remember, although the powers of crystals and stones are well documented and have been proven to help bring positivity into people’s lives they are never a substitute for medical advice.
If you have concerns about your physical or mental health then you should immediately contact a qualified medical professional.