Carnelian is associated with boldness, courage, life, and vitality. It is a very energetic crystal. You would not want to keep it near your bedside table or wherever you rest. Do keep it on your desk or workspace to increase energy throughout the day. Its brownish red to red-orange coloring is associated with the root and sacral chakras. These chakras have to do with creativity, physical energy, safety in ourselves and with others, fertility/sexuality, and happiness. It can be used to improve strength, sense of self, and humility. It can help you set proper boundaries. Carnelian has been used to help vocalists as well as public speakers increase courage and bring strength to the voice. Its shape can be natural, tumbled and polished, or cut.
Carnelian was a stone used back in ancient times to help the dead protect themselves as they traveled into the afterlife. It is believed that this stone has the ability to calm fears of death and rebirth. The powers of this stone grant the ability to accept the cycle of life and bring a sense of serenity about everything. Carnelian can also increase your physical energy as well as give you courage while boosting your creativity. Many people choose to wear this stone to enhance their vitality.