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Garnet Gemstone Properties


Garnet General Gemstone Details

ˈgär-net 

Contentment of the Heart Stone

Garnet Beads

Garnets have been widely known for thousands of years, and it has long been known as the warriors stone, as soldiers from the world over wore or carried this gem as a talisman against death and injury.  But it was also said to bring victory, peace and tranquility, as well as healing injuries by stopping the flow of blood. Ancient medical men used to place Garnets inside of open wounds to stop the bleeding and assist in healing.

It is said that Garnets are a type of Karma Stone. If it is given as a gift, it is told to grant affection and loyalty. But when a Garnet is stolen it is said to bring terribly bad luck to the thief until it is returned to it’s rightful owner. It is believed to bring great success to the trustworthy businessman, especially the bright green varieties. Yet the unscrupulous best beware of a Garnet that loses it’s luster as it means danger and disaster.

The ancient stories speak of a lantern made of Garnet, and that Noah used it in order to steer his ark through the darkness of the rainy nights. Many other travelers and explorers have worn Garnets for protection as they have long been considered talismans and protective stones. It was believed that Garnets illuminated the night and were able to keep the wearer safe from evil of any sort. Modern science has said that this proverbial luminosity of the stone was caused by the high refraction of light…although the magic of the original lore is much more interesting.

 

Garnet Scientific Properties

Mohs Hardness of 6.5-7.5 with a trigonal crystal structure

Raw Natural Garnet

The name ‘garnet’ comes from the Latin granatus, which is a possible reference to the Malum Garanatum (the pomegranate) a plant with red seeds similar in shape and color to many garnet crystals.  There is also a common misconception that Garnets present only in shades of red. They do in fact come in a wide variety of colors. Garnets are a large related group of similar minerals, the variation in minerals create the differing colors. Some of those variations are:

  • almandine (dark red to violet red)
  • andradite (colorless to black)
  • demantoid (emerald green)
  • grossular (white, yellow, yellow green, brownish-red, orange or black))
  • hessonite (orange to brown)
  • pyrope (blood red)
  • rhodolite (rose red or pale pink/violet)
  • spessarite/spessartine (orange to reddish-brown)
  • uvarovite (bright green)

The lack of a blue Garnet was remedied in 1998 following the discovery of color-change blue to red/pink material in Bekily, Madagascar. These stones are very rare. Color-change Garnets are by far the rarest Garnets (except Uvarovite, which does not come in cuttable sizes). 

 

Garnet  Mystical Properties

Hessonite Garnet

Garnets, the stone of “Love & Commitment”, is a stone of romantic love and passion as well as inspiring love and devotion.  It is also used to enhance sexuality, sensuality and intimacy. It is told that Garnets in jewelry will help to generate popularity amongst peers and attract attention of lovers. Garnet will help to alleviate depression and is used for gentle spiritual healing. It is also commonly considered a good stone for successful business ventures. It will assist in building one’s self-confidence, especially if one’s chosen field in in the creative sphere. Garnet will bring positive thoughts as well as boosting energy. It will help overcome writer’s block and general lack of inspiration in any field.
It is said to be a protective stone shielding one from would be thieves, whether that theft be one’s possessions, financials, ideas, or even credit for work one’s done. As well, Garnets promote mutual assistance in times of trouble, sharpening the perceptions of all those involved. Activating, strengthening and fortify the survival instinct, Garnet will help to alleviate any paralyzing fears, bringing courage to what may appear to be a hopeless situation. It is known to transform a crisis into a challenge allowing clearer vision of the solution.

Garnet Healing Properties

Faceted Garnet Beads

Garnet is an incredible purifier for the entire body, regenerates blood, heart and lungs, and assists in the assimilation of necessary vitamins and minerals. Garnets stimulate the metabolism and have a strong link to the pituitary glands. It is also a personal warmer, heating up the fingers and toes with the improved blood flow.  It may alleviate the acute pain of gallstones, and is used to stimulate healthy antibody growth against infections, and is often used to stimulate fertility as well.
Emotionally, Garnets heal by allowing one to let go of obsolete or useless ideas. Assisting to bypass resistance of the self induced unconscious, dissolving ingrained behavior patterns that no longer serve one well.  Garnet will open up the heart and bestow self confidence, as well as removing inhibitions and taboos to revitalize feelings for a loved one and enhance sexuality.
Spiritually, a Garnet placed on the brow or even visualized while meditation on past lives, will be quite helpful in bringing about the information that is being searched for or meditated upon. Important information that is sought for will be released, it may be painful, but also just what the searcher is needing to recognize. Remember it is a protective stone and what information may be released is necessary for awareness and spiritual healing. Garnet is a stone of truth, purity, love and compassion. One must simply trust the information and allow for the healing.

Garnet Magical Properties

Faceted Hessonite Garnet

Energy: Projective
Element: Fire
Planet: Mars
Deities: 
Persephone
Powers: Healing,  Protection, Strength
Candle Color: Dark Red

Garnets hold not only the power to protect its wearer from negative energies, but to also deflect those negative energies back to their origins. Which is particularly useful when one is present within a situation and may be the brunt of gossip or lies, even negative remarks. If in possession of a Garnet, hold it between the perpetrators and oneself, or simply visualize one in between, this will not only create a shield but deflect. The energy rebound will likely go completely unnoticed until they suffer the result of their own negativity. It is a psychic shield in crowded places or at any time one is feeling vulnerable.

Focus on Garnet during meditation or ritual to attain what one feels passionately about, whether that be a job, creative venture or another. It is a fiery stone worn to enhance physical endurance and vigor. It is worn during magic to tap extra energy during ritual. Wear or carry a Garnet when exerting oneself physically or emotionally.

For help with  increasing business energy, place three or more Garnets around one’s work area, the improvement should be quite forthcoming.

Garnet Zodiac Association

Multi Colored Garnets

Zodiac Stone of: Aries, Virgo, Capricorn, Leo, and Aquarius

Associations: Mars

Birthstone: Modern, Traditional & Ancient Birthstone for the Month of January, Planetary Birthstone for Scorpio, and  Anniversary Stone for the 2nd Year

Garnet is associated with the planet Mars, which represents survival, desire action and energy. It is the planet that rules over attraction, sexual desire and raw energetic forces. Garnets are therefore aligned with individual ambitions and motivations. It will help one attain ones personal goals.  Which is the correlation of it being the birthstone for the month of January. These concepts are the makings for New Years resolutions, implementing steps or ideas for self improvement, whether they be physically, emotionally or spiritually.  Garnets are used for overcoming personal obstacles caused by negativity. It is believed to brighten dark souls and bring hope to people who are waning.

Garnet is also a Talisman stone for those born under the sign of Taurus.

Garnet Chakra Classification

Natural Tsavorite Garnet

All Garnets assist in balancing the 1st, Root Chakra, it is also beneficial for other chakras as well depending on the color. Garnets cleanse and energize the chakras, revitalizing, purifying and balancing the energies.

In it’s red form it is particularly helpful in stimulating both the 1st, Root Chakra as well as the 7th, Crown Chakra to provide free flowing movement via the inner pathway of light, distributing the appropriate amount of energy for each portion of the body. This in turn assists in stimulating the Kundalini energy by regenerating and transmuting at the same time, clearing negative energies to help one keep concentration on the higher plane.

Garnets will strengthen the aura to create a highly charged shield of positive vibrations that will repel negative energies upon contact!

 

 

 

 


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Information Sources:
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, 2003
Love Is In The Earth by Melody, 1997
Wheels of Life
 by Anodea Judith, PhD, 2000
Crystal Enchantments by D.J. Conway, 1999
Smithsonian Handbooks Gemstones
 by Cally Hall, 1994
Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham, 2002
Chakra Healing & Karmic Awareness by Keith Sherwood, 2005
Jewelry & Gems for Self-Discovery by Shakti Carola Navran, 2008
The Illustrated Directory of Crystal Healing by Cassandra Eason, 2003
Gemstone Energy Medicine Healing Body, Mind and Spirit by Michael Katz, 2005
Healing Crystals and Gemstones
 by Dr. Flora Peschek-Bohmer, Gisela Schrieber, 2002
Personal Experience and Personal Accounts of Others In the Metaphysical Field of Work

The information here is presented to you to use as you see fit, but is not to take the place of professional medical advice.  Crystals, Gemstones and Metal can accent, help, negate, protect, encourage, strengthen, and balance and thereby promote healing.  Their effects can be extraordinary, but use in addition to medical advice, and not as a substitute for proper care. If you are ill, we beseech you to seek professional medical attention from a qualified physician.