Crystal of the Week!
This week we are looking at the benefits and uses for: Garnet
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Power & Benefits of Garnet:
Garnet brings courage, creative energy, vitality, abundance, flow, change, and awareness. It brings emotional balance. It dissolves ingrained behavior patterns and outworn ideas that no longer serve, it bypasses resistance or self-induced unconscious sabotage.
Spiritual & Emotional Influence:
Garnet is good for magic and spiritual devotion. It has strong links to the pituitary gland, it stimulates expanded awareness, past-life recall, and out-of-body experiences.
It is excellent for emotional trauma and times of chaos and disruption. It will help you feel stable in times of trouble. It inspires devotion and unconditional love while releasing old wounds of the past. It is also beneficial for grounding and protection of the heart and emotions.
The Physical Connection:
Garnet is thought to produce invigorating energy and connecting you with your body. It is said to be is mainly connected with the heart and blood. It is believed to aid in detoxification of the blood, low and high blood pressure, and anemia. It is also thought to revitalize DNA, balance the sexual organs, and sex drive.
The Chakras Connected to Garnet:
Root (Base) Chakra, Heart Chakra. Purifies and energizes All Chakras.
Leo, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius.
Locations Found & History:
Europe, USA (Arizona, and New Mexico), South Africa, Australia. In ancient times red Garnets were often referred to as carbuncles which were thought to be one of the four precious stones that were given to King Solomon by God. Egyptian pharaohs wore necklaces adorned with Garnet stones and in Rome people used signet rings to stamp the wax seals on documents.
Rarity, Value & Variations:
Garnet stones come in all shapes and sizes. Garnet is not just one stone, but a group of several minerals including Almandine, Pyrope, Spessartite, Grossular, Andradite, and Uvarovite. The most popular form is a beautiful deep, dark red colored stone. Demantoid and Tsavorite Garnets are the smaller Garnets which makes them more valuable the larger they are. Almandine Garnet is more common to find in a larger size so the cost doesn’t typically get as high unless they have a distinct clarity. It has a Mohs hardness of 6-7.5.
How to Use Garnet:
Wear Garnet on the skin to promote balancing and carry with you when you need protection. Square cut Garnets bring success in business matters.