The name carnelian comes from the Latin word Carneus, a reference to flesh and the colour red of the stone. Over 4500 years ago, Sumerian and Egyptian craftsmen were making jewelry set with this stone, as carnelian honors Isis, the Egyptian Goddess of Life. Carnelian imparts an acceptance of the cycle of life and removes the fear of death. In ancient times, it was used to protect the dead on their journey to the afterlife.
Carnelian is a true pocket-rocket crystal, full of gusto, it restores vitality, provides passion, and stimulates creativity. It gives us the courage to pursue our passions, and promotes positive life choices, and motivates us to succeed in them. Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions. It overcomes negative conditioning and encourages steadfastness.
Carnelian improves analytic abilities and clarifies perception. It sharpens concentration and dispels mental lethargy. Protects against envy, rage, and resentment. Calms anger, banishes emotional negativity, and replaces it with a love of life. Carnelian is thought to boost fertility and stimulate sexuality.
Tumblestones are an inexpensive gateway into a particular crystal. The fact that they are small means there is a huge benefit as it allows them to be carried in your purse or pocket, allowing the healing and protecting energy to be with you all day.