Carnelian - Sacral Chakra stone. It has warmth and is known as a stone vitality and strenght. Good quality (grade) Carnelian can appear opaque but when held to the light has a glowing translucency.
This is the stone you would use when needing confidence to interact, increase positivity and energy and the strenght to face the day.
Healing: Powerful healer. Helps kidneys, lungs, liver, gall bladder and pancreas. Revitalises the blood. Helps asthma, lowers blood pressure, eases menstrual. Enhances sociability.
Cool Facts: Ancient Warriors wore Carnelian around their neck for courage and physical power to conquer their enemies. In Egypt it was worn by master architects to show their rank of builder, and alchemists of the Middle Ages used it as a boiling stone to activate the energy of other Chalcedonies. As the first stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, it signified the blood of the martyrs and was once believed to prevent illness and the Plague. The ancient Egyptians called Carnelian the setting sun.