Gemstone Family Quartz (Chalcedony)
Chakras Sacral Chakra (2nd)
Colour Red, Orange
Found in India, Japan, Madagascar, Russia, Poland, Iceland, Slovakia, Peru and Romania.
Element  Fire
Also known as Cornelian, Odem, "Mecca Stone"
Meaning  From the Latin word "Carneus", meaning fleshy
Birthstone Month August
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Chemical Composition SiO2
Hardness on the Mohs scale 

6.5 (1 being softest, 10 being hardest)

Physical Healing Properties Stimulates metabolism, increases fertility, reduces menopausal symptoms, reduces congestion, reduces skin irritation, helps with lower back and joint pain, relieves depression, increases circulation
Emotional Healing Properties Restores motivation, stimulates creativity, improves concentration, reduces the feelings of rage, envy and resentment, encourages love, aids confidence in public speaking
Spiritual Properties Encourages inner self connection, promotes energy to realise talent, increases perception, improves past life awareness
Legend has it that.... While in Egypt, Napoleon picked up an octagonal carnelian on the battlefield, and returned from Egypt with this stone, wearing it all the time, and then leaving it to his nephew. Egyptians engraved some parts of the Book of the Dead on carnelian amulets

 

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