Manifestation Crystal Series with Vika Bradford - Week #6 - Carnelian

Carnelian is the sixth crystal in the Manifestation Crystal Series by Vika Bradford. Last week we worked with Aragonite, read more about it here. Vika Bradford is Mindset Coach located in the Okanagan, BC, who focuses on discovery, manifestation and healing. Find out more about Vika, and her work at 


Courage, Creativity, Motivation, and Good Luck

We move on this week as we shift the focus onto the powerhouse, Carnelian. This crystal’s energy isn’t playing around, it’s serious about its purpose and will let you know every step of the way while working with it. Starting to work with Carnelian for me was very intense, and I was alerted right away by its energy that I was going to have to let go of my own expectations and boundaries, and really allow this stone to do its work.

Carnelian’s energy shows up in such a big way, that you must be open to healing whatever it brings up for you. Which might be an entire suitcase of crap at first. This is why I chose this stone to work with to Manifest. If there are things holding you back from living your truth, Carnelian will make sure to bring them to the forefront so that you can sort it out.

Carnelian is a stone of luck, abundance, and prosperity. It draws these qualities to you like a magnet, as it shifts your mindset and helps you step into alignment with the desired version of yourself. The goal is not to be anyone but your most authentic self, and Carnelian will help draw abundance to this version of you. The real you.

Carnelian brings about courage. Courage to sort out fears unspoken. Courage to step into your most authentic self. Courage to find freedom within your own life. This courage can inspire you to finally discover your talents and finally take inspired action toward them. The courage mustered up from this stone will heighten your self-awareness. Allowing you to step more authentically into the real you. 

It is also a stone of endurance. In Manifestation, things can begin to look a little chaotic as the universe removes the old, to make way for the new. Carnelian will help you feel inspired to stay in the trenches, sorting your stuff out, while major changes and transformation are Manifested into your life.

Carnelian will kick procrastinations ass to the curb, as the high level of energy will have you inspired to finish tasks and create more. This stone is a powerhouse of creative energy, you just have to harness it. This creative energy is linked directly to the Sacral and Root chakra, inspiring you to create the life of your dreams with your mind’s eye and finally have the courage to go after that dream life. The Sacral Chakra creative energy stimulates flow so you may be guided by universal energy instead of your ego. Carnelian’s energy will assist you in the letting go process, as it inspires this universal flow. It will help you let go of excess baggage and wounds that are no longer serving you.

Carnelian also aids in relieving jealousy, rage, and resentment. Key in Manifestation as when you hold onto thoughts or feelings such as these, you are no longer in alignment with what you desire. Through seeing someone who has the life you so desire, you must come to understand what exactly that is manifesting in your background experience. This is exactly why you’re seeing it. This is the law of attraction at work. Allow Carnelian’s energy to wash away those feelings of unworthiness, jealousy, and anger toward others. Learn to celebrate other’s wins through this powerful stone’s energy.




Ways to Work With Carnelian:

Meditation: Practice your daily meditation and harness the energy of Carnelian. When you are looking to Manifest abundance, prosperity, creativity, courage, and motivation this is the stone to bring into your meditations. Simply place it in your left hand to invite the energy into the body and allow the crystal to do its work. On the flip side, if you’re looking to let go of something no longer serving you, practice your meditation with your Carnelian in your right hand. This will allow the stone to release whatever is no longer serving you, allowing you to Manifest on a higher level.

Work With It: When creating business ventures, whatever they may be, work with your Carnelian. Its potent energy will leave you feeling inspired, creative and offer you a hard-working attitude. When you really need to get stuff done, and you’re feeling like procrastination might kick in, reach for your Carnelian and allow it to shift your energy into a more grounded, creative space.

Combine Your Carnelian and Citrine: For some epic abundance Manifestation pair, your Carnelian and Citrine together to get some added oomph while asking for your desire. These two stones combine to enhance and amplify the energy of good luck, prosperity, and abundance.

Creative Manifestation Visualization: When creating new visualizations make sure you're holding onto your Carnelian crystal. This stone will allow you to step into your authentic self and feel brave as you dream up a life greater than you could ever have imagined. Bust through those boundaries and blocks as you visualize the life of your dreams coming to life in your mind’s eye.

Confidence Booster: When you’re in need of a serious confident booster while taking inspired action toward your dreams, make sure your Carnelian is close. This stone will bring the energy, vitality, and self-awareness you need to make serious magic happen in interviews, meetings or speaking publicly. As we know, Manifestation is about taking action as much as it’s about visualization. When you’re finally ready to take that action, Carnelian will be your partner in crime.


Vika Bradford


Sometimes I find with crystals it’s important to ask them, like friends, if we can bond deeply with them. Carnelian is one of those crystals for me. As a Virgo, bonding with a Virgo stone I found myself needed to request to work with Carnelian from my stone, and only then was I able to feel the full magnitude of its energies without it overwhelming me. If you’ve felt like this with any crystals before, my suggestion is to simply ask to create the bond. As with energy, it wants to be invited in, but only when you’re ready.

I hope you’ve enjoyed and learned something of value through today’s guidance. Let us know in the comments below if you’ve worked with Carnelian before, and any experiences worth noting!

Keep your eyes on @museandmoonstone & @Vikabradford for next week’s Manifestation selection.