Carnelian is a light orange to reddish-orange form of Chalcedony. It gets its colour from iron inclusions. Carnelian can be an orange Agate if it is banded. If it does not have layered bands in its formation, then it is an orange Chalcedony. Carnelian is famous for several major metaphysical energies. It is a yang stone, full of powerful life energies. Carnelian is found all over the world, but there are big deposits in Brazil, India, Russia, Egypt, Uruguay, Madagascar, USA, and Germany. Carnelian is the birthstone for the zodiac sign of Virgo (August 23 – September 22).