Carnelian is the crystal of courage, motivation and leadership.
Use it to enhance the strength of your inner warrior as well as physical strength. It is an excellent stone to carry when you need a boost in ambition, drive or energy. It is also useful in guarding property from theft.
Ways to Use Your Crystal Magically:
To cleanse your gemstones and allow their pure energy to flow, place them in a bowl of sea salt water overnight, then rinse them with plain water.
Charge your gems by placing them under the light of the full moon overnight.
Bring in spiritual focus when doing spells by holding a crystal in one hand or two in both hands.
Make a crystal grid by placing several crystals in a pattern on an altar space.
Make gemstone essence water by placing a crystal in a jug of water overnight. You may use this water to bless, cleanse or drink and impart the essence of the gemstone to whatever this water touches.
Place your gemstones on your altar to empower the energy of your magical work.
Carry gemstones in a small cloth bag in your purse or pocket to bring the energy of the gem with you wherever you go.