Red Garnet – Love and Devotion

Garnet composite

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Origins
Red Garnets are usually either the Rhodolite (rose red to violet) or Almandine variety (orangeish red to purplish red). Spessartite Garnet is is true orangish to sparkley rust color. The word Garnet is derived from the Latin “granatum” which means pomegranate, since the bright, translucent seeds resemble garnets.  Although the various colors of Garnet differ only slightly in their metaphysical characteristics. I recommend using whatever type of Garnet is both available and most attractive to you. Garnets were certainly known in the ancient world and mentioned in the Old Testament as a stone in the breastplate of the High Priest and in Noah’s ark.

Correspondences
Element: Earth
Chakra: Root (1st), Sacral (2nd), Solar Plexus (3rd)
Astrological: Leo, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius
Numerology: 2
Gem Essence: Polished stones can be made into elixirs, rough stones only by the indirect method.
Rarity: Widely available
Usage: Wear in contact with skin, earrings, rings, over heart. A staple for medicine bags.
Key Words: Commitment, sexuality,  creativity, health, prosperity, attraction, heart and emotional healing, strength, spiritual love

Metaphysical Attributes
In my crystal healing practice I use Garnet (in general) at the root or sacral chakra, primarily as a stone of energy, revitalization, regeneration and cleansing. It’s main action emotionally is to stimulate loyalty and passionate love. I really like the action of garnet at the root chakra, since it helps raise the Kundalini (spiritual energy) but also keeps it grounded so it can be accessed and used to good effect.

Physical Healing: Use as a fertility amulet and then later during pregnancy for strength, endurance and overall robust health of mother and baby. In general Garnet is one of the strongest stones for the entire reproductive system and cycle. It can be used for assisting weight loss by stimulating edocrine system (including metabolism, hormones, digestion in assimilation of vital minerals and vitamins). Use to treat liver, pancreas, eyes, spine, heart, lungs.

 

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