Carnelian is said to be the stone of courage, vitality, and strength. With an influx of assertive will and detoxification, it motivates one to pursue their goals. Popular for amulets throughout the Mediterranean region, it is said to ward off misfortune and attract good luck. 

Carnelian stones are said to make one grateful for all they have, protecting them against envy deflating feelings of inadequacy. This stone helps one to live in the moment and look forward to the future. 

For kids, carnelian is said to help the bond between parents and their children. It also helps one surface their creative side and self-belief. It has also been recognized to have properties to help with muscle spasms and acne when held over those areas.