Garnet Meaning

Garnet tumbled stones. Photo by A.D. Joyce.

Garnet stones are a related group of minerals and come in several different colors. But perhaps the most well-known variety of garnet is almandine, which is red to violet red.

It is thought that the name garnet comes from “granate,” the Latin word for seed, because of the red garnet’s similar color to a pomegranate seed. Red garnet is commonly found in Namibia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Sri Lanka.

Metaphysical Benefits

Garnet is associated with the root chakra, which relates to our survival instinct, our physical body, and our idea of ourselves as a person.

Garnet is known to be a grounding stone and a stone of manifestation. As it helps strengthen the root chakra, it boosts self-confidence and creativity and helps one understand one’s life purpose. It is also said to stimulate success in business.

Garnet is also said to be a stone of protection was worn by ancient soldiers. Garnet protects one during travel and keeps one from harm due to a lawsuit.

Garnet can help us realize basic truths about ourselves, and thus can be helpful in overcoming depression. It helps overcome past trauma, dispel one’s feeling of helplessness, diminishes abandonment issues, and restoring courage.

Garnet is also said to be a stone of earthly pleasures, and as such can enhance one’s sex life. It is also said to help you to be more attractive to other people.

Garnet is associated with the astrological sign of Aquarius.

Physical Benefits

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Garnet sometimes call a “stone of health” is a cleansing and purify stone. It is known to promote general healing and regeneration.

Some specific ailments garnet may help with include, blood-related diseases, genetic conditions, reproductive health (including fertility), immune system problems, bone ailments, and brain tumors.

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