Coral is amorphous. That means it has no crystalline structure. Red coral is composed of calcium carbonate and therefore is a Builder. Builder talismans like this dark red coral, are used to build up parts of our lives when there is nothing particularly wrong with the current situation, but the desire is to build something new that might somehow have value in our future. They help in development efforts, in learning new skills and knowledge, and in building new relationships.
Like the other Builders, red coral is an excellent talisman to carry or have in your work room when something new needs to be made from something old. Woodworkers, stone workers, artists, painters, and others involved in the creative arts will find inspiration and energy from this coral.
With its dark red color, this coral is one of the natural birthstone of people born in mid Autumn, from 22 October through 20 November.
Red coral is used to honor and request help from Nehalennia, the Gaulish Goddess of Sea Travelers; Oshun, the African Goddess of Love, Intimacy, Beauty, and Diplomacy; Turan, the Etruscan Goddess of Love and Beauty; Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love; and Yemoja (Yemaya), the Nigerian Mother Goddess.
The red coral is associated with the area between the First (Base) and Second (Sacral) Chakras. It is used for spiritual healing of issues related to conflicts between emotions and one's basic instincts. Use this to focus the Universal Life Force on finding the strength to deal with the complexities of the modern world and bring balance to your life.
With its fire energy, red coral is the color of richness and luxury in traditional Feng Shui. However, too much red leads to restlessness and over stimulation. The water energy of the sea has reduced the fire energy of this coral, making it a mild fire energy suitable for areas such as dining rooms and kitchens to maintain the free flow of energy in these rooms. Since it has a mild fire energy, feel free to use it in larger quantities than other fire elements. It is particularly useful in the North, Northeast and Southwest, and South areas of your home or room.
Understanding the power of the sea, and its critical role in maintaining our ecosystem can be an important part of someone's life. This coral can help you connect with the passion, power, and presence of the worlds oceans.
Other practitioners report that red coral can promote harmony with the natural forces of the earth, and help one align with natural processes over which one has no control. It is also reported to aid on in understanding the need to resist constant pressure and actually thrive from it.