Garnet Meanings

Keywords: Emotional healing, self-worth, strength, security

Chakras: Base, heart

Element: Earth

Birthstone: January

Zodiac Signs: Leo, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius

Wedding Anniversary: 2nd, 15th & 19th year

Number: Master number 11

Garnet Crystal Healing Properties:
Garnet is protective and grounding, allowing us to feel stable and calm. It is very soothing to the emotions and helps to align and strengthen the physical self and emotional self. Garnet carries the energy of prosperity and the enjoyment of worldly pleasures. It is a useful tool for manifestation, helping to ground ones dreams and desires in the physical realm.

Garnet History and Uses:
Garnet crystal derives its name from either of the medieval Latin words Granatum, “pomegranate”, referring to it’s colour or granum, the name of a red dye. However Garnet can be found in many colours ranging from dark red to orange, green to brown, pink and black. In ancient times it was referred to as Carbunculus, a reference to glowing embers, Noah’s Ark was said to be lit by a Garnet lantern. It has been used throughout history by emperors, knights, and warriors as a protective talisman and to heal the blood. Hindus and Buddhists consider it a holy stone of enlightenment. It was used as early as 2100 BC by the Sumerians and has been highly regarded worldwide by many ancient cultures including in Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Native North American, Aztec, Mayan, and African tribal cultures.

Garnet Geological Description:
There are five types of garnet – Rhodolite, Almandine, Spessartine, Grossular, Andradite and Uvarovite. Most Garnets are a variety of aluminium silicates. Their hardness varies from 6.5 to 7.5. Garnets are found in India, Afghanistan, Austria, Czech Republic, Mexico, Greenland, Africa, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Madagascar, Sweden and the USA.

Affirmation: When I am in tune with the earth I am safe, secure, complete.