A great crystal for motivation and self-esteem, Carnelian is wonderful for creativity and for manifesting your own desires, for individuality and courage. It is also believed to be quite a good stone for luck and is also said to attract the opposite sex to you for romance. Carnelian is a great choice of crystal for meditation and can also help with astral travel, lucid dreaming and the recall of past lives. Perfect for menstrual cramps, fertility issues and other problems associated with the lower abdomen. Egyptians used this stone to ensure protection of the dead and even today some cultures use Carnelian to protect the dead in the afterlife and also to protect us in this life from negative influences, evil and is also said to protect from psychic / telepathic attacks.