Garnet is filled with robust energy that stabilizes and invigorates.
It provides a sense of security. Garnet helps to center you, allowing you to overcome feelings of anxiety or fear.
It can fortify your courage when you need to overcome problems, and promotes self-confidence.
Garnet Metaphysical Properties & Benefits
Garnet’s main energetic focuses are energy and passion. Garnet will ensure that your chi and energy flow smoothly throughout your body, dissolving any energy blockages that may exist.
It is particularly beneficial for those who find themselves feeling ungrounded or lacking energy.
The energies of garnet are associated with success, strength, security, personal vitality, and endurance.
Garnet will help keep your emotions from becoming all-consuming, making sure that your self-esteem is high enough to make healthy choices and that you approach life from a positive point of view.
This is also a stone of psychic protection, releasing panic, worry, fear, and anxiety, which we will talk more about in part 3 on this crystal when we touch on how to use and wear garnet.
Garnet helps one to feel grounded, secure and safe and provides a more grounding kind of protection.
A stone of physical love and the relationship between loving partners. It helps to attract or invigorate a current love relationship.
It also can promote success in business and business relationships.
Garnet is most associated with the zodiac of Capricorn and Leo.
Garnet is helpful for a Capricorn in assisting them with commitment and creativity. Garnet promotes balance and strength for a Capricorn, providing them with motivation for their work and professional endeavors.
It’s able to boost love and passion while simultaneously promoting productivity and imagination.
Garnet helps protect Capricorn against negative thought patterns that could potentially lead to feelings of depression.
Garnet allows Capricorn to feel grounded and safe, helping them to comfortably explore their emotional growth. It’s also helpful in assisting Capricorn with releasing anger, resentment and regret.
Garnet enhances all of the positive qualities of a Leo like loyalty, courage and strength. It prevents toxic thoughts from forming, festering, and planting in the minds of Leos.
It’s a good crystal for a Leo to use when they need assistance making a decision.
When a Leo may feel like they’re on an emotional rollercoaster, Garnet will help them to feel grounded.
It helps you to connect with your root chakra, allowing you to feel more connected to yourself in the present moment.
Because of its connection and ability to balance the Root Chakra, Garnet is very grounding and helps to connect you to the present moment.
How to Use Garnet
→ A ritual to do with Garnet: Hold the garnet in your non-dominant hand and write down 10 things that you are passionate about. While holding the garnet, ask yourself which of those things brings you the most passion? Which one of these reignites my excitement for life? Circle the one thing you choose. With that one thing in mind, say out loud “i am passionate” 3 times. Place your list in your bedroom with your garnet on top as a reminder to incorporate more of that one thing into your life.
How to Wear
It has been said that wearing your crystal provides an even closer connection with it as the energies are able to flow right through you.
Wear Garnet to be grounded and secure, as it will uplift you and provide protection.
For healing crystal bracelets,
Wear your garnet on your left hand to enhance and increase your self-esteem and self-confidence, protect yourself from all kinds of negative energies, raise your willpower, and feel focused and driven. Wearing Garnet on your left hand will also help to invite more passion into your life.
Wear garnet on your right to radiate strong shielding powers to protect your family and loved ones, to release the stored negative vibrations, and to help unblock your Root Chakra.
It is also a common jewel to be worn as pendant by both women and men as a tool for increasing attraction and libido. Wearing a garnet necklace allows the crystal to be close to your heart, helping you to invite more passion and love in relationships.
In the Home
Use Garnet in your home or personal space if you’re looking for a boost in creativity, or if you live in a house that might be full of drama or chaos.
Garnet can be helpful to bring peace and positivity back, especially when placed in shared spaces.
When traveling, this is also a great stone to stash in your backpack.
Geology of Garnet
There are 32 different types of Garnet and it is said that more are likely to be added in the future. Around 20 of those 32 are silicates. The most common minerals we see in the Garnet group are almandine, pyrope, spessartine, and andradite.
Garnet can be found in metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary rocks. They can also be found near subsurface magma chambers, lava flows, and deep-source volcano eruptions.
It can be found as water-weathered (by streams) pebbles or in massive occurrences. Garnet can form metamorphically where shale is being acted on by convergent plate boundaries.
The pressure and heat from the activity of these tectonic plates break chemical bonds and force the minerals to recrystallize into a more stable structure that is better able to withstand the new temperature-pressure environment.
As these rocks undergo metamorphism, the Garnets start out as tiny little grains. Over a long period of time, they slowly grow larger and larger as the metamorphism process continues. When the Garnet grains grow larger, they begin to displace and replace parts of the host rock, but still leaving some of it intact.
In Igneous rocks, Garnet usually occurs as more of an accessory mineral, like granite. In Sedimentary rocks, Garnet can often be found in soils or sediments that have been formed after being eroded and weathered away from their original host rock.
We source most of our Garnet from India.
Depending on the type, garnet hardness ranges from 6.5 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale.
We carry mostly the Almadine variety.