Crystal of the Month April - Carnelian
Our in house crystal expert Charon Tolhuisen hand selects a special crystal for each month. This month, we’re focusing on the Carnelian crystal, a strong creativity booster that can motivate you in all aspects of life.
Clarity and connection with your Carnelian
The vibrations of this stone will help you channel your deepest purpose and assist with flourishing some of your brightest ideas. The deeper the colour of the stone, and the stronger your connection with it, the more ambition and drive you will find from within.
Perhaps you have been considering making some changes in your personal or professional life? Now’s your chance to ‘go with your gut’ and follow those wild dreams that you have always put off. Take hold of your special Carnelian stone, embrace its power, and get ready to a live a life of fulfillment in your purest form.
What’s in the colour?
All types of crystals come in unique shapes, sizes and colours. Orange Carnelians have a very different purpose from that of a Red Carnelian. We recommend choosing a crystal that you feel connected to both physically and spiritually.
Crystal Vaults nicely describes the benefits of the Orange Carnelian and the Red Carnelian:
“Orange Carnelian brings joy and friendship, pleasure, and family togetherness. It is a happy and sharing stone, integrating the parts of our communal lives, bringing things and people together. It is a stone of physical pleasure and intimacy. In lighter shades, Orange Carnelian promotes companionship and affection, while the darker crystals deepen the sense of belonging and home.
Red Carnelian brings a self-confidence built on fearlessness. It reflects the colour of passion, energy, and life. It motivates. It is a very strong colour - the colour of fire and blood. Dark Red crystals embody strong, deep feelings, durable energy and quiet passion. It is a masculine colour, particularly useful for increasing devotion and seeing the seriousness of life.
Carnelian, in shades of scarlet, combines the energy of the pure red ray, and the exuberance and joy of the orange. It is the colour of strength and vitality, both physical and spiritual. Scarlet crystals help overcome fear and improve self-reliance, and are the crystals of victory, success, and skill.
Lighter shades of scarlet, the lightly tinted red-oranges, are excellent talismans of dedication in young relationships. They combine the pink energy of romantic love with the light orange energy of contentment with family and friends.”
Rituals for April
During this Aries month, we encourage you to connect with your Second Chakra - the Sacral Chakra which is located below the naval and above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis. This is the source of our gut feelings. When we are in tune with this Chakra, we can experience a strong flow of energy that sees us pursuing adventures that we most deeply believe in.
We are often faced with an internal conflict - do we follow our gut or follow our mind? If you work on strengthening and connecting with your Second Chakra you’ll notice that your mind will become less cluttered. This is because the Sacral Chakra is the centre of the ‘life force’ of the body. It is here where information is sorted and flows from the the body to the mind, and vice versa.
Regularly practicing Feng Shui with your Carnelian can help declutter your mind and provide more clarity in both your physical and spiritual life. Crystal Vaults says that orange Carnelian should be used as an accessory in rooms where high energy is needed. You can draw out its fire energy which encourages enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity by placing it in the south area of your home or room.
Practicing meditation with your favourite Carnelian crystal by your side may also see some of your greatest ideas come to life. Your special stone can assist with understanding how ideas can move from conception to action. You'll experience a manifestation of ideas both creative and practical, and through the use of meditation you will find clarity.
Interested in giving it a go? Bring your crystal along and join one of our regular meditation classes, you can find our daily schedule and more information here.
We also have a special class, Meditation Monday on every week. This class is for everyone who wants to learn how to reduce their stress-level, sharpen their concentration, and wants to feel more energised and refreshed. Meditating will also bring you more inner calmness and help you overcome fears and anxieties.
Later on in April we have another special class Deep Guided Meditation. In this class you will be taken on a journey to the peaceful realms of your inner self. From there, you will connect to your deeper layers of love and the quietness of the vast cosmos.
Conscious Contributor: Hayley Becht
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