Garnet is a powerful energizing and regenerative stone. It
balances, strengthens and protects. While it is one of the most plentiful
stones, it has several forms according to its mineral base, and in addition to
all the healing and spiritual properties listed in this article, each type has
additional properties listed on its specific page, along with its color
energies, angels, and Feng Shui uses.
Almandine Garnet unites
the energy of scarlet and red with the more muted, earthy overtones of brown.
It is intimately tied to the Earth, and is a talisman of protection and
unyielding strength, increasing willpower and resistance to all things
negative. It aids circulation and all blood related issues. Associated with the
First Chakra, it is a stone of physical love and relationships, and a spiritual
stone of psychic protection.
Andradite Garnet is
well-grounded in Earth’s elemental colors of green or olive, dark yellow, and
black. A spiritual stone of higher thinking and self-empowerment, it is also a
stone of strength and safety. Associated with the Base, Heart and Solar Plexus
Chakras, it dissolves feelings of isolation or alienation and attracts intimate
encounters with others.
Grossular Garnet exemplifies
hope, empowerment, and all things nurturing from Mother Earth. It ranges in
sunrise colors of yellow, gold, orange, scarlet and red, and the more popular
shades of lush green. It is a stone of prosperity and abundance, encouraging
gratitude and service to others. Associated with the Base, Sacral, Solar Plexus
and Heart Chakras, Grossular Garnet is a deeply spiritual stone.
Pyrope Garnet is
a mesmerizing stone, described as “living fire.” Its crystals range
in color from rose red to deep crimson, including shades of scarlet, violet,
and even indigo. It is a stone of inspiration, bestowing vitality and charisma,
and assists in owning one’s gifts and abilities, and sharing them with others.
It aligns the Base and Crown Chakras, and stimulates warmth and gentleness,
unifying creative forces of the self.
Spessartine Garnet is
one of the rarer varieties, known as the Garnet of the Sun. Its energy radiates
in shades of dark gold, orange, scarlet and deep red. Crystals can be pale
yellow if nearly pure, but are almost always mixed with Almandine Garnet.
Spessartine activates the analytical processes of the mind, alleviating fears
and providing confidence to change one’s life. It is associated with the Sacral
and Solar Plexus Chakras, awakening creative energies and lending power to
Uvarovite Garnet is
emerald green in color, the only consistently green Garnet. It forms in small,
uniform crystals and is rare, most often found in its drusy form, a natural
surface coating of tiny sparkling crystals covering a rock, sometimes made into
beautiful jewelry. It promotes prosperity and wealth, and assists one in
learning to joyfully accept what is offered by the Universe. It stimulates the
Heart Chakra and enhances spiritual relationships. This is a calm and peaceful