Red coral is a beautiful and powerful gemstone that has been used for centuries for its healing and protective properties.
However, it is important to be aware of the potential side effects of wearing red coral. As it can be a highly stimulating stone that can sometimes have negative effects.
In this article, we will discuss some benefits and potential side effects of wearing red coral. It’s important to know if you should or not work with it and why.
Is Red Coral Safe To Wear?
Known as the stone of the sea, Red Coral is usually a safe gemstone to wear and has many wonderful benefits.
Known to encourage and govern one’s peace of mind and increase intuition. It is the perfect stone to use during meditations.
It carries positive energy and brings with it powerful emotional healing. It will help you with issues surrounding your confidence and courage.
There are only a few instances in which Red Coral would not be safe to wear:
- If you have extremely sensitive skin and have an allergic reaction to it (avoid using or wearing it for long periods of time);
- If in astrology your planet is not compatible with Mars;
- If it affects you negatively energetically (pay attention to your intuition and the way it changes and affects your life and emotions).
It is also important to note that Red Coral should not be left in the sunlight for long periods of time. It will lose its coloring and absorb heat.
Can Everyone Wear Red Coral Stone?
Generally, Red Coral is believed to be safe to use for all people.
However, it is important to note that in astrology, Red Coral is associated with the planet Mars (the planet of energy).
Spiritually, if Mars is not a favorable planet in your horoscope, wearing red coral could have negative effects.
It is believed that people born to specific star signs will find wearing Red Coral most beneficial and easier to work with as it is naturally aligned with their energy and planetary alignment.
Here are the start signs that (usually) can wear Red Coral safely:
- Aries: March 21 – April 19;
- Cancer: June 21 – July 22;
- Leo: July 23 – August 22;
- Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21;
- Pisces: February 19 – March 20.
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Who Should Not Wear Red Coral Stone?
Red coral is known to introduce high energy vibrations into the wearer or user.
These vibrations can be beneficial for some people, but they can also be harmful for others. For example:
- Those who are more prone to accidents and are clumsy;
- Those who are aggressive in nature or are short-tempered. It is known to introduce high energy vibrations into the wearer or user that if not channeled correctly will stimulate the wearer’s emotions;
- Those who belong within the Libra, Taurus and Gemini star signs should avoid wearing Red Coral. It may be incompatible with their energies or spiritual associations. In Vedic astrology (traditional Hindu astrology), these zodiac signs are ruled by planets considered to be the ‘enemies’ of Mars;
- If you are a high energy person or easily overly stimulated, try and avoid Red Coral.
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7 Possible Side Effects Of Using Red Coral Stone
Even though Red Coral is usually a safe stone to use or wear, it’s not suitable for everyone.
You can even belong to the star sign that is compatible with this stone, but still won’t be able to work with it. So, it all comes down to your own experience while using it.
Let’s now see the most common side effects of using Red Coral stone that you should pay attention to. If you experience any of these, it’s best to stop using it and try other crystals similars.
1) Increased Anger/Irritation
Red Coral is not to be worn by people who house a high amount of anger related issues or have a violent nature.
It is a crystal with very high energy that can be overpowering to those who suffer from anger issues.
This high energy will cause the crystal to increase aggravation, irritation and a short temper causing you to snap at little details.
Take very special care to analyze your behavior and impulses while working with this crystal. As the energy may be redirected through you negatively.
As a stone that works mainly with the root chakra, located in your lower spine/abdominal area when underused or overstimulated this may lead to digestive issues.
For example, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
If you have nausea, it may also be indirectly caused by allergic skin reactions. So, if it happens to you, stop using it right away!
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3) Possible Hormonal Imbalance
Interestingly, Mars’ astrological symbol is also the ancient symbol for iron in alchemy and that is why Mars has close associations with blood and blood related ailments.
If you have a hormonal imbalance red coral may negatively impact said imbalance and make it worse.
Wearing or working with red coral excessively or inappropriately may disrupt the flow of energy throughout your body.
4) Overwhelming Emotions
As a very powerful stone, Red Coral can carry a very high and strong energy that can sometimes overpower its wearer causing their emotions to intensify and overwhelm them.
If you are someone who is holding in or repressing emotions and triggering experiences, red coral may make it more difficult for you to regulate, suppress and manage your emotions.
As a highly stimulating stone red coral could be interfering with your sleep patterns causing restlessness and insomnia, in extreme cases.
If you find yourself waking up throughout the night, having nightmares, etc. then remove the stone from your body and your space. This will help to promote better sleep again.
As a stone associated with the element of fire, it can be over energizing.
6) Health Related Issues
Interestingly, although it is said to help regulate blood pressure and ease blood related ailments, it is known that in some people Red Coral can cause high blood pressure.
It does so by increasing energy levels which may lead to stress. However, it is important to note that although it may have an influence on your blood pressure there may be many contributing factors.
7) Impacted Relationships
Red Coral has been known to negatively impact people’s relationships. In particular, those within committed relationships — such as marriage.
As an intense stone, its increase of energy in space also allows for it to be intensified. It helps you to communicate from a place of mindfulness and understanding.
By making you take a second to think before communicating or reacting in any situation.
If you notice a strain in your relationships, outburst, or negative changes in your communication style this may be the red coral. If you already have a strained relationship, try to avoid it.
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In conclusion, while it is usually safe to wear, there are potential side effects of wearing Red Coral.
When choosing to work with this crystal I suggest taking your time to do your research on astrology. Ease into the process and take care to look out for any negative changes within or around you.
With a little mindfulness and care you can enjoy the benefits of working with this incredible gemstone.