- Vibrates to the numbers 2
- Elemental Astrological Signs of Leo, Virgo, Capricorn & Aquarius
Garnet crystallizes in the form of dodecahedral and trapezohedral crystals, combinations of dodecahedral/ trapezohedral crystals, masses, granules, and plate-like layers. The colour range includes all of those colours listed under the various types of garnets: Almandine, Andradite, Grossular/Grossularite, Pyrope/rhodolite, Uvarovite, and Spessartine/Spessartite.
Garnet is a “stone of health”, extracting negative energy from the chakras, and transmuting the energy to the beneficial state. It is said to have been one of the stones used in the breast plate of the high priest.
It has been used as a sacred stone by the Native American Indians, the South American Indians, the Aztecs, the African tribal elders, and the Mayans. It acts with speed due to the flash of lightening contained within, helping one to change ones world by producing both expansiveness in awareness and manifestation. It enhances ones internal fire, bringing the creative powers to the state of implementation. It allows one to recognize inherent responsibility with respect to personal freedom and patience, inciting personal magnetism and co-operation in instances of change.
“Love is in the Earth” – Melody Pages 290-292
- Colour – Red, pink, green, orange, yellow, brown, black
- Appearance – Transparent or translucent crystal, often small and faceted or larger opaque piece
- Rarity – Common
- Source – Worldwide
Garnet is a powerfully energising and regenerating stone. It cleanses and reenergises the chakras*. It revitalizes, purifies, and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. It is said to warn of approaching danger and was long ago carried as a protective talisman. Garnet is one of the most plentiful stones. It has several forms according to its mineral base, each of which have different properties in addition to the generic attributes.
Garnet inspires love and devotion. It balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony. Red garnet in particular stimulates the controlled use of kundalini* energy and aids sexual potency. This is a stone of commitment.
Garnet is a useful crystal to have in a crisis. It is particularly helpful in situations where there seems to be no way out or where life has fragmented or is traumatic. It fortifies, activates, and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope into seemingly hopeless situations. Crisis is turned into challenge under Garnets influence. It also promotes mutual assistance in times of trouble.
Garnet has a strong link with the pituitary gland and can stimulate expanded awareness and past-life recall. Garnet activates other crystals, amplifying their effect. It clears negative chakra* energy.
Square cut Garnets are said to bring success in business matters.
Psychologically, Garnets sharpen your perceptions of yourself and other people. It dissolves ingrained behaviour patterns that are no longer serving you and bypasses resistance or self-induced unconscious sabotage. Mentally, Garnet helps you to let go of useless or old or obsolete ideas. Emotionally, Garnet removes inhibitions and taboos. It opens up the heart and bestows self-confidence.
Garnet regenerates the body. It stimulates the metabolism. Garnet treats spinal and cellular disorders, purifies and reenergizes the blood, heart, and lungs, and regenerates DNA. It assists assimilation of minerals and vitamins
Earlobes, finger, or over the heart. Wear in contact with the skin. Place on the skin as appropriate in healing. Past-life recall: place on the third eye*.
VARIETIES OF GARNET
In addition to the generic attributes, the following forms and colours have additional properties:
Almandine Garnet is a strongly regenerative healing stone bringing strength and stamina. It is supportive in taking time for yourself, bringing deep love, and aids in integrating truth and an affinity with the higher self. It opens the higher mind and initiates charity and compassion. Almandine opens the pathway between the base and crown chakras, channelling and grounding spiritual energies into the physical body, and anchoring the subtle body into physical incarnation. Almandine helps you to absorb iron in the intestines. It stimulates the eyes, and treats the liver and pancreas.
Andradite is dynamic and flexible. It stimulates creativity and attracts into your relationships what you most need for your development. It dissolves feelings of isolation or alienation and attracts intimate encounters with others. Andradite supports male qualities such as courage, stamina, and strength. It realigns the magnetic fields of the body. It cleanses and expands the aura*, opening psychic vision.
Andradite encourages the formation of blood and energizes the liver. It aids assimilation of calcium, magnesium, and iron.
Grossularite is a useful stone to have during challenges and lawsuits. It teaches relaxation and going with the flow, and inspires service and cooperation. This stone enhances fertility and aids assimilation of Vitamin A. It is excellent for arthritis and rheumatism and fortifies the kidneys. It is beneficial for the mucous membranes and skin.
Hessonite imparts self-respect, eliminating feelings of guilt and inferiority, and encourages service. It supports in seeking out new challenges. This stone opens the intuition and psychic abilities. Used for out-of-body journeys*, carries you to your destination. It regulates hormone production; reduces infertility and impotence; heals the olfactory system, and draws off negative influences that cause ill health.
Melanite strengthens resistance and promotes honesty. It releases blockages from the heart and throat chakras*, enabling the speaking of truth. It overcomes lack of love in any situation, dispelling anger, envy, jealousy, and mistrust. It moves a partnership on to the next stage, no matter what that might be. Melanite strengthens bones and helps the body to adjust to medication. It treats cancer, strokes, rheumatism, and arthritis.
Pyrope bestows vitality and charisma and promotes an excellent quality of life. It unites the creative forces within one’s self. This stone protects the base and crown chakras, aligning them with the subtle bodies, and linking the groundedness of the base with the wisdom of the crown. Pyrope is a stabilizing stone. It fortifies circulation and treats the digestive tract. It neutralizes heartburn and soothes a sore throat.
Rhodolite is a warm and trusting, sincere stone. It stimulates contemplation, intuition, and inspiration. Rhodolite protects the base chakra and enhances sexuality, overcoming frigidity. It stimulates the metabolism and treats heart, lungs, and hips.
Spessartite vibrates at a high rate. It imparts a willingness to help others and strengthens the heart. It enhances analytical processes and the rational mind. It is an anti-depressant and it supresses nightmares. Spessartite relieves sexual problems and treats lactose intolerance and calcium imbalances.
Uvarovite promotes individuality without egocentricity, and at the same time links the soul into its universal nature. It stimulates the heart chakra and enhances spiritual relationships. This is a calm and peaceful stone, helpful in experiencing solitude without loneliness. It is a detoxifier, reduces inflammation, and lowers fever. It treats acidosis, leukaemia, and frigidity.
Red Garnet represents love. Attuned to the heart energy, it revitalizes feelings and enhances sexuality. Red Garnet controls anger, especially toward the self.
"The Crystal Bible" volume 1 - Judy Hall Page 135-139