Carnelian is the power stone of ambition and motivation. It is also wonderful for protection. It will protect you from negative emotions. If you are looking for a pick-me-up stone this is an excellent choice. It is actually one of the oldest protection stones. The Egyptians would carry it on them to give them energy and vitality. It was once considered a stone of the noble class and those having lots of money would have it buried with them. It is found mainly in India and South America.
Physically Carnelian is wonderful to aid digestion. If you are someone who is pregnant, or who is prone to abdominal cysts you can place this stone on your abdomen for a half hour each day. It helps with new blood cell formation. If you have bleeding gums you can rinse with carnelian water. Drinking carnelian water will help help firm skin by stimulating circulation of the blood. It can also help with lower back pain, and lowering blood pressure.
To cleanse Carnelian, once a month you want to put it under warm running water and let it recharge in the sun. When using it try to wear it so that it comes in direct contact with your skin. To make carnelian water you leave the stone in a glass of water overnight.
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