Color: red, pink, green, orange, yellow, brown, black
Appearance: transparent or translucent crystal, often small and faceted or larger opaque piece
Attributes: Garnet is powerfully energizing and regenerating stone. It cleanses and reenergizes the chakras*. It revitalizes, purifies, and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. It is said to be able 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 controlled rise 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, bring courage and hope into seemingly hopeless situations. Crisis is turned into challenge under Garnet’s influence. It also promotes mutual assistance in times of trouble.
Garnet has a strong link with the pituitary glad 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 behavior 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 obsolete ideas. Emotionally, Garnet removes inhibitions and taboos. It opens up the heart and bestows self-confidence.
Healing: 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.