Chakra: Root, Heart, purifies and energizes all
Crystal System: Cubic
Color: Red, pink, green, orange, yellow, brown, black
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius, Leo, Virgo, Capricorn
Appearance: Transparent or translucent crystal, often small and faceted or larger opaque piece
Attributes: Garnet is a 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 has 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 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, bringing courage and hope into seemingly hopeless situations. The crisis is turned into a challenge under Garnet's influence. It also promotes mutual assistance in times of trouble. Square-cut Garnets are said to bring success in business matters.
Psychologically: Garnet sharpens 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.
Healing: Garnet represents the body. It stimulates metabolism. Garnet treats spinal and cellular disorders, purifies and reenergizes the blood, heart, lungs, and regenerates DNA. It assists assimilation of minerals and vitamins.
Position: 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.
Red Garnet: In addition to the generic attributes of Garnet, Red Garnet represents love. Attuned to the heart energy, it revitalizes feelings, enhances sexuality, and controls anger, especially toward yourself. Worn during ritual magic, it bestows additional energy.