May 17, 2014
Energy: Projective Element: Fire Planet: Sun Deities: Isis & Bragi Powers: Protection, Peace, Eloquence, Healing, Courage Candle Color: Orange
Carnelian was worn on the hand in ancient Egypt to still anger, as well as jealousy, envy, and hatred. It is still used to promote peace and harmony and to dispel depression as well.
It is used to counteract doubt ad negative thoughts, and can also be used in spells relating to these problems. It may confer patience. Also said to protect from ill wishers, driving away evil. Carnelian has been worn to guard against others who try to read your thoughts and from keeping dark forces from influencing your mind.
In Renaissance magic, the Carnelian was usually engraved with images of warriors, swords or other weapons, and used for protection against enchantments. A Carnelian amulet is often thought to be a magical amulet and was place in the home to guard it from lighting, storms and collapse, or carried as protection against enchantment against evil, and for attracting good luck.
It must be cleansed once a month under warm running water and recharged for period of time in the sun. Wear it so it is in direct contact with the skin. Carnelian water is created by leaving the stone in the vessel of water overnight, and can be used for healing. It is best to keep Carnelian with other stones to clean them of negative energies.
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