GARNET is a stone of passion since it symbolizes faith, love, devotion and trust. It creates a positive fire of desire around the wearer; stimulates our creative expression of love and passion. In addition to passion, it is a stone of commitment and is given as a gift of [a] love’s attraction, a gift of estranged love or a gift of quick return. In the Bible, it was one of the twelve stones mentioned in the breastplate of Aaron.

Purpose & Benefits:

  • Soothing emotional stress and balancing out anger
  • Most effective with the Sacral Chakra
  • Anyone dealing with depression, should always carry a piece of garnet with them as it encourages feelings of joy, hope and willpower
  • Health-wise, helpful with problems with poor blood circulation and strengthens the heart both in a physical manner and metaphysical approach + warms and energizes physically (and emotionally) when treating arthritis, frostbite, paralysis and is a good grounding stone
  • Perfect stone for clearing the emotional layer of the aura
  • When used in conjunction with the pituitary gland, it can help provide past-life information.
  • Used for protection against the perils of travel

Variants (based on shapes and colors):

  • Round (shape) represents love and helps the aspirant to strive for improvement in moral conduct
  • Almadine: red, orange-red with brown, purple-red, regenerative, absorbent, strength, stamina, deep love
  • Andradite: black, green, yellow: dynamic, flexibility, stimulates creativity, and attracts what you need most in your relationship
  • Grossulante: brown, green, orange-yellow, white, yellow: good for going with the flow, enhances fertility, assimilation and works with bone disorders
  • Hessontie: orange to brown: brings peace; opens intuition and psychic abilities, gets rid of guilt, inferiority and low self-esteem/respect
  • Melanite: black: allows one to speak the truth by unblocking the Heart Chakra and the Throat Chakra. Grounding stone for overcoming a lack of love in any situation
  • Pyrope: red, orange-red, purple-red: restores vitality, charisma, creativity, and stability. It aligns with the Root Chakra and the Crown Chakra together
  • Rhodolite: purple and red-purple: works best at the Third Eye Chakra and the Crown Chakra for stimulating intuition, contemplation, inspiration and enhances healthy sexuality and alleviating frigidity
  • Spessartite: orange-brown, red-orange, yellow, yellow-brown: imparts willingness to help others, stimulates the Heart Chakra, enhances the analytical process and the rational mind
  • Uvarovite: varieties of green: promotes individuality, strengthens the Heart Chakra, brings one back to nature and helps one experience peace and solitude