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۞ Carnelian, AKA Even Tekumah (Hebrew), AKA Mecca Stone, AKA Sardius, is the Birthstone of 26°-27° Pisces and the 26th of Adar.

۞ The Carnelian is mentioned in the Talmud as “Even Tekumah”. The “Even Tekuma”, aka Carnelian, was used in Talmudic tradition as a talisman against miscarriages. The Carnelian is also recommended by many Crystal Healers for regulating hormone balance and fertility.

۞ The ancient Egyptians called Carnelian “The Setting Sun.” In its orange hues, they identified it with the receptive or passive female energies, and associated it with the fertile menstrual blood. In its red, red-orange to reddish brown shades, they considered it the active male energy stone, recognized by its glowing vibrant color.

۞ A Talisman made of Carnelian brings Luck and Well-Being to Believers. [Johann Wolfgang von Goethe]

۞ Carnelian, also called Sardius or Odem, was considered important among the Hebrews and Arabs to prevent illness. The Hebrews believed it kept them from dangers of the Plague, while the Arabs employed it as an agent to stop bleeding. John Schroder wrote in 1669, “It is a gem half transparent, like the water wherein flesh is washed; or like bloody flesh; hence it is called, Carneolus, or Cornelian – genitive flesh.” He declared its powder good to drink against all fluxes, and when carried it made cheerful minds, expelled fear, created courage and protected against all poisons. [William Thomas Fernie]

۞ Carnelian assists in taking action to manifest one’s highest goals and dreams. [Naisha Ahsian]

۞ In ancient times, Carnelian was believed to give the wearer courage in battle and to help timid speakers become both eloquent and bold. This ancient lore about Carnelian is not essentially different from contemporary intuitive beliefs about it, which see it as a stone that supports qualities of leadership and courage. [Robert Simmons]

۞ Carnelian awakens self-wisdom and promotes self-expression. [Marina Costelloe]

۞ Carnelian is used for regulating problems of communication, expression and even speech. It is also useful for clearing the mind and can improve your concentration. Unlike other stones, which do not need to be used close to the affected spot, Carnelian must be worn very near the area you want to treat – for example, near the throat when working with problems of expression or communication. [Luc Bourgault]

۞ Carnelian will also recharge and correct imbalances in the etheric body, and the frequencies Carnelian emits are beneficial in counteracting energy deficiency. [Luc Bourgault]

۞ There is evidence that the ancient Egyptians used Carnelian and other gemstones as amulets. For example: Heart shapes were carved from Carnelian. [Teresa Kennedy]

۞ Ancient Greeks and Romans called it ‘Sardius’ and used the stone for signets, seals, and cameos. In more modern times, Goethe attributed Carnelian with the powers of protection against evil, of continuation of hope and comfort, and of good luck. Rich in providing motivation, some have called it the “Stone of Self-Esteem. [Teresa Kennedy]

۞ Carnelian stops you living in the past. [Judy Hall — “Moon in Cancer”]

۞ Carnelian is a useful stone to keep with you at all times because it ameliorates emotional tantrums and protects against envy or resentment, helping you to see the positive side of situations and supporting your love of life. [Judy Hall — “Moon in Leo”]

۞ Carnelian stimulates inquisitiveness and subsequent initiative. [Melody]

۞ The energy of Carnelian is favorable with respect to cleansing negativity. When directed, it provides for a clearing action while directing any negative energy, which is within the area, toward the light of transmutation. [Melody]

۞ Carnelian can assist one in drama and in pursuits related to theatrical presentations. [Melody]