Carnelian - Revitalizing Your Being

Carnelian nourishes and vitalizes your entire being, bestowing you with optimism and enthusiasm for life. The orange ray carried by Carnelian deeply relaxes your mind, emotions, and physical cells so that they can release their disharmony and disease. Carnelian enhances mental clarity and positive emotions, promoting a brighter outlook and an appreciation for your life lessons. By teaching you to balance your higher and lower energies, Carnelian helps bring your aspirations and current life path closer together.

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Carnelian and the Lymphatic and Endocrine Systems

Time Guidelines

Therapeutic Quality Lavender


Revitalizing and Cleansing Infusion

Decision Clarifying Technique

Indications for Wearing a Therapeutic Carnelian Necklace

When one or more of the following apply—

You are experiencing—


Pessimism or mild depression


Lack of inspiration or enthusiasm for life


Low or sluggish energy


Mental fog


Emotional extremes


Onset of an acute infectious illness, such as a cold or flu


Frequent colds, especially with swollen glands


Hormonal imbalance

You want to—


Experience greater optimism, vitality, and joy in living


Increase your mental clarity


Better align your aspirations and current life path


Deeply relax and breathe life into your body, mind, and emotions


Have extra support during a cleansing or detoxification program


Support the health of your immune system or lymphatic system


Support the resolution of a hormonal imbalance

Benefits of Wearing a Therapeutic Carnelian Necklace

Carnelian carries the orange color ray. The orange ray nourishes and vitalizes your entire being, bestowing optimism and enthusiasm for life. At the cellular level, the orange ray motivates cells to achieve greater health. On the whole-person level, it inspires you to make the changes that will move you toward your life's goal or dream.

When you wear a necklace of Carnelian spheres, their orange-ray energy radiates into your aura. From there, the orange ray is breathed into your lungs and distributed throughout your body via the blood and lymph.

The orange ray is a key ingredient for life, especially for the life of the cells. Each individual cell bathes in glory in the presence of the orange ray. Cells need all seven color rays for life. However, when given even a little extra orange ray, they react the way you might when you soak in a hot bath after a hard day's work—you rest and relax, and although you continue to function, you let go of your troubles. Carnelian and the orange ray help your cells let go of their disharmony and disease. They stir and dislodge disharmony so that your body can release it.

Emotions also relax in the presence of the orange ray. This relaxation manifests as calmer, more balanced emotions. Excess emotions are checked, and deficient emotions are brought to life, while others are soothed and smoothed. Negative emotions are not in harmony with the orange ray. Therefore, when Carnelian is worn, negative emotions are dulled, dissipated, or canceled out. Carnelian also helps you express positive emotions more easily.

Carnelian accentuates your memories of joyful and positive experiences. It also highlights positive reasons for living. Carnelian helps you appreciate all the gifts of life. When you wear Carnelian, even in the midst of unhappiness and negative circumstances, the good things are highlighted.

Carnelian stimulates, sharpens, and enhances mental functions. It improves mental clarity, memory, and the ability to see things from a higher viewpoint. When you first wear Carnelian, it stirs up the clouds that inhibit mental clarity. Consequently, you may notice that your clarity seems to decrease, and your sinuses and lymph glands may become somewhat clogged. This effect won’t last long. Carnelian teaches the body to metabolize these clouds. As more and more clouds are metabolized and eliminated, your clarity will increase and then surpass what you experienced before putting on the Carnelian. You will also gain the strength to help you accept the many changes this increased mental clarity will initiate in your life.

Carnelian will benefit anyone who is deficient in the orange ray. An orange-ray deficiency frequently manifests as weakness in the immune, endocrine, or lymphatic systems. It can also manifest as an imbalance between lower and higher energies, and this may express itself as a disparity between one’s dreams and aspirations and one’s actual life direction. When you wear Carnelian, the lower and higher energies in your body will come into greater harmony with each other. This will encourage your aspirations and current life path to come closer and closer together. As your life begins to move in the direction you desire, you will be infused with a new sense of vitality and joy for living.

Carnelian and the Lymphatic and Endocrine Systems

Each of the seven color rays of the life force is particularly healing and nourishing to certain aspects of the physical body. The orange ray nourishes and supports the lymphatic system, soft connective tissue, endocrine system (glands), and adipose tissue. Consequently, wearing Carnelian can help strengthen these parts of the body and help resolve certain conditions related to them.

Time Guidelines

It is best to wear Carnelian continually, especially if you are wearing it to increase your mental clarity.

Therapeutic Quality Carnelian

Carnelian's quality is easy to judge with the naked eye. A microscope is not necessary and a light table may even be deceiving. With Carnelian, color is more important than clarity. Nonetheless, to be therapeutic, Carnelian must be free of any rock matrix or non-Carnelian inclusions. The Carnelian should not appear muddy or dull. Cracks, even small ones, should be avoided, because they disrupt the emission of the Carnelian’s frequency.

The color of a Carnelian sphere as it is visible to the naked eye in sunlight is a true representation of the energy it will give to its wearer. To judge Carnelian’s true color, it must be held up in ambient sunshine outdoors and not directly in front of the sun. In this respect, Carnelian is different from some other gemstones: any light source placed directly behind Carnelian makes it appear lighter than it really is. Carnelian color should be as consistent as possible throughout the sphere and, ideally, true to the pure orange seen in a rainbow.

Such Carnelian is not plentiful. For many people, this optimal Carnelian color may actually provide too strong an influx of orange ray. Therefore, in most cases, using the Carnelian with a slight hint of red coloring is recommended; it emanates a degree of orange ray that is in balance for most people. The more commonly available, dark red-orange Carnelian is not therapeutic.

Well-formed spheres and neat drill holes are also vital to Carnelian's effectiveness. Irregularly shaped or improperly drilled spheres diminish the strength with which Carnelian can express its frequency into the aura.

Therapies and Procedures


Carnelian energy and the orange ray are infused into a localized area of the body to vitalize the area's cells and encourage them to release their disharmony, toxicity, or disease. This treatment is especially effective for ailing organs. It also excels as an adjunct to an internal cleansing or detoxification program.


Carnelian is placed on the brow and heart chakras to help you clarify and make a difficult decision. This technique helps you sort out your emotions about the decision and reveals the degree to which you are in harmony with a certain choice. It can also help you modify a decision until it best serves you.