If your Birthday is in July you have the wonderfully vibrant Carnelian as one of your Birthstones. Its warm orange hues really do draw the eye and, I think, make you want to pick this gorgeous crystal up and hold it in your hand.
Carnelian is a positive energy stone, which is thought to help you move forward with ambition and determination. It is believed to boost self-confidence and help you express your true self.
This gemstone is also referred to as the "singer's stone" because it is said to release the voice with confidence whilst you are performing.
Carnelian is associated with the root and the sacral chakras, depending on its tone of red or orange, so it is thought to be a little powerhouse in helping you tap into both your creative and sexual desires, whilst also strengthening your connection with yourself and the universe.
It's a perfect crystal to wear or keep with you at all times to keep you calm, confident and positive. I keep a Carnelian crystal on my desk for exactly this reason.
I would love to hear your experiences with Carnelian. Please feel free to let me know in the comments below.