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red agate

2nd chakra. Orange symbolizes creativity, sexuality, emotions and intuition. Carnelian is warming and is a wonderful 'healing' stone for it stimulates the belly chakra, releasing energy into the system. Carnelian has been used in healing work for ages.  Some uses are for increasing physical energy, power, and creativity.  Some like to use Carnelian to discover their personal talents. Carnelian physically aids exhaustion, weakness, depression, asthma, and bronchitis.  This one is gorgeous!


  • I dug this beauty out of the ground in Kalama, Wa around 1993.  What a fun trip that was!


    Metaphysical Properties- Carnelian is one of those stones that should be in every healing kit.  It is wonderful for working with the second chakra; creativity, reproduction and stability.  Carnelian encourages curiosity and enthusiasm and is warm and energizing.  Some like to use Carnelian to relieve their fear of death, while bringing an acceptance of the cycle of life.  A good motivator in business, aids positive life choices, and dispels apathy.  On a physical level, Carnelian is used to heal lower back problems, arthritis, female reproductive problems, increases fertility, and activates the lower chakras.


    Numerology- Vibrates to the number 5.  Freedom, independence, adventure and travel.


    Gemological Properties- Carnelian is a microcrystalline or cryptocrystalline quartz. It is often referred to as agate. This stone is semitransparent to translucent and is usually seen as light yellow to a dark reddish orange in color.  The chemical composition is SiO2 and is from the trigonal crystal system.  The refractive index is 1.54 and the specific gravity is 2.60.  It is found all over the world. 

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