Crystal Information

This stone has been used by many of the oldest civilizations. Most commonly thought to be a deep shade of red, this crystal actually comes in a variety of colors and mineral compositions, all of which share common attributes. Garnet is said to represent “primordial fire” and the creation of the world out of chaos, and it is a stone of both intensity and serenity. Bringing passion and power as well as strong grounding and centering energy, this mineral manages to bring calm and stable energy as it  prepares to call you to action.

Often referred to as “The Warrior’s Stone” it is thought that garnet protects from all harm and was worn by both sides who fought during the Crusades. This is not the only example of garnet on a battlefield as it was also used to inflict harm. Some Asiatic tribes believed the blood-colored variety of garnet made their weapons more deadly and in battle they were slung from bows and shot from guns. While we may not be engaging in actual physical combat, we all have struggles, challenges and obstacles and this crystal harnesses a high level of protection and determination which proves beneficial in a multitude of situations. Whatever the application, garnet has a vast history of lending the strength to turn crisis into a challenge, while providing the hope and determination needed to overcome any obstacle.

A few applications for this crystal are:

-Provides protection by transmuting negative energy

-Supports all healing

-Provides strong grounding energy

-Stimulates creativity

-Enhances vitality and stamina

-Brings emotional stability 

-Combats depression

-Promotes a positive attitude

-Strengthens courage

-Prevents fear and insecurity

-Draws good luck

-Enhances self esteem and confidence

-Assists widows find love again after long periods of mourning

-Cleanses and revitalizes all chakras

-Sharpens perception of yourself and others

-Stimulates past life recall and amplifies other crystals that work this purpose

-Dissolves outdated and negative behavioral patterns

-Removes inhibitions

-Strengthens devotion to one’s self, others or a task

-Balances, stabilizes, strengthens and repairs the auric field

-Birthstone of those born in January as well as the Zodiac sign Aquarius

-Facilitates the completion of tasks and plans 

-Promotes determination 

-Enhances personal power 

Variations of Garnet-

Almandine Garnet- Color = Scarlet. Grounding, Strength, Willpower, Positivity and Psychic Protection. Resonates best with the Root Chakra

Andradite Garnet – Color = Olive, Dark Yellow, Black. Grounding, Higher Thinking, Self-Empowerment, Helps overcome feelings of isolation. Resonates best with the Root, Heart and Solar Plexus Chakras

Grossular Garnet – Color = Yellow, Gold, Orange, Red or Green. Nurturing, Instills hope, Empowerment, Prosperity, Abundance and Gratitude. Resonates best with the Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras

Pyrope Garnet -Color = Crimson, Scarlet, Indigo, Violet. Inspiration, Vitality, Creativity, Charisma, Accepting and honing one’s gifts or abilities. Resonates best with the Root and Crown Chakras

Rhodolite Garnet – Color= red – brown Compassion, Forgiveness, Emotional Endurance, Understanding the root cause of emotions. This is a blend of pyrope and almandine garnets.

Spessartine Garnet – Color = Dark gold, orange, scarlet, crimson. Promotes analytical thinking and creativity, strengthens will power, reduces fears, instills courage and confidence to initiate change. Resonates best with the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras

Uvarovite Garnet – Color = Emerald Green. Instills tranquility, promotes prosperity and wealth and gratitude. Resonates best with the Heart Chakra

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