Today’s listings in my Etsy store featured the Carnelian Healing Sun Goddess Series. I chose to list these on a Sunday because that’s the day sacred to the Sun (SUNday) and because of the fiery orange/white color of these beautiful stones I discovered in a bead shop long ago. They are paired with Gold – it being the Sun’s metal, of course.
Carnelian is a healing stone, according to the renowned pagan author and Wiccan practitioners Scott Cunningham & David Harrington in their wonderful book, Spell Crafts – Creating Magical Objects.
For those who practice Yoga and pay attention to their Chakras, The Chakra Bible has much use for Carnelian. It is used to balance the Muladhara, the Sacral Chakra and can be used to reduce back pain. It also assists with rheumatism, arthritis and kidneys to balance water regulation of the body. It is associated with the Hara/Navel chakra’s orange/yellow colors, thus helping with digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Regarded as a protective stone, Celtic warriors carried it mounted in jewelry or their armor to accompany them across the Great Divide or Afterlife.
I love the books I found in my library to help do the research – the are fascinating! Spell Crafts and The Chakra Bible are invaluable resources for those interested in Chakras and/or color magick. They can be found at your favorite online bookseller.