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Color: red, orange, brown.

Hardness: 6.5 - 7

Sources: Japan, China, Egypt, India, Madagascar, Africa, U.S.A. and South America.

Carnelian is an orange stone with very strong energies from the Agate family (see: Agate).

The ancient Egyptians used the stone for eliminating feelings of fear and anger and when wearing it believed that it would provide them with courage.
Carnelian is used to make certain drugs for the treatment of problems in blood vessels, allergies and burns.
It is good for strengthening motivation, inspiration and self-confidence and focuses the ability to concentrate. It brings joy and blessing. The stone balances weight problems, increases fertility, enhances the sexual energies, and eases menstrual pains. The stone helps in treating gallstone, kidneys and spleen.
It is recommended for people dealing in theatrical arts, sport and architecture. It is also recommended to wear it when searching for work.

Carnelian suits mainly Aries, Taurus and Cancers.