Garnet is a powerfully energizing and regenerating stone. It cleanses and reenergizes the chakras*. It revitalizes, purifies, and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. It said to be able to warn of approaching danger and was long ago carried as a protective talisman. Garnet is one of the most plentiful stones. It has several form according to its mineral base, each of which have different properties in addition to the generic attributes.
Garnet inspires love and devotion. It balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony. Red Garnet in particular stimulates the controlled rise of kundalini* energy and aids sexual potency. This is a stone of commitment.
Garnet is a useful crystal to have in a crisis. It is particularly helpful in situation where there seems to be no way or where life has fragmented or is traumatic. It fortifies, activates, and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope into seemingly hopeless situations. Crisis is turned into challenge under Garnet’s influence. It also promotes mutual assistance in times of trouble. Garnet has a strong link with the pituitary gland and can stimulate expanded awareness and past-life recall. Garnet activates other crystals, amplifying their effect. It clears negative chakra* energy. Square-cuts garnets are said to bring success in business matters.
Psychologically, Garnets sharpen your perceptions of yourself and other people. It dissolves ingrained behavior patterns that are no longer serving you and bypasses resistance or self-induced unconscious sabotage. Mentally, Garnet helps you to let go of useless or old or obsolete ideas. Emotionally, Garnet removes inhibitions and taboos. It opens up the heart and bestows self-confidence.