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Garnet is a light red to deep red crystal. It has a glass-like luster and can be translucent to opaque. This crystal can be found raw or tumbled. In its natural state, garnet may have a rough, spherical shape that ranges from deep red to brown-red.
A popular stone found all over the world, Garnet has been used for centuries by emperors, knights, and warriors as a protective Talisman; by Hindu and Buddhist followers as a holy stone of enlightenment; as well as by North and South American Indigenous, Aztec, Mayan, and African Tribal cultures.
The "flash" and "fire" of Garnet inspires a sense of lightness and brightness, illuminating to dark places and dark souls. Garnet's fire stimulates the survival instinct, bringing willpower and courage to a situation. Garnet will quickly "light a fire" under you, bringing those internalized ideas and feeling you have to the surface to be acted upon and carried out.
Garnet is a good stone for depression, bringing joy and hope to you, and it helps lessen anger, especially towards yourself.
Powerful Garnet can cleanse the chakras of negative energies and re-energize them.
Use Garnet to balance the Sacral Chakra and sex drive, and to aid in the controlled rise of Kundalini energy.
Garnet inspires love and passion, devotion and loyalty. A stone of commitment, Garnet encourages personal relationships of all kinds, and is a useful relationship tool both personally and in business.
For more information on the various types of Garnets please click: More about the Wide Variety of Garnets
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|Physical and Metaphysical Properties for|
|PROPERTIES FOR STONE|
|Alternate Stone Name:||Corundum Garnet|
|Affirmation:||I am loyal to myself and others.|
|Question:||Do you work with Kundalini energy?|
|Astrological Sign:||Aquarius (January 20 to February 18), Capricorn (December 22 to January 19), Leo (July 23 to August 22), Virgo (August 23 to September 22)|
|Primary Chakra:||Root Chakra|
|Secondary Chakra:||Heart Chakra, Sacral Chakra|
|STONE NAME INFORMATION TAGS|
|Location:||Brazil, China, India, Pakistan, Tanzania|
|Mineral Class:||Silicates Mineral Class|
|Crystal System:||Isometric Crystal System|
|Hardness:||6 to 7.5 Hardness|
|Numerical Vibration:||Number 11|
|Physical:||Abdominal Problems, Anemia, Arthritis, Blood Circulation, Blood Cleansing and Detoxing, Blood Disorders, Circulatory Problems, Colic, Exhaustion, Fatigue, Heart, Hyperactivity, Impotence, Intestinal Disorders and Health, Kidney Disorders and Health, Legs, Libido/Sex Drive, Low Blood Pressure, Menopause, Nutrient/Mineral/Vitamin Absorption, Pancreas Health, Pituitary Gland, Stomach Problems/Constipation/Diarrhea, Thyroid Balance and Health, Vitality|
|Emotional:||Compassion, Crisis Intervention, Dignity, Honesty, Love, Loyalty, Relationships, Self Confidence and Self Worth, Willpower|
|Spiritual:||Manifestation, Prosperity, Transformation, Unity|
|Extra Grade:||Beautiful light to deep red color, translucent, < 10% matrix|
|A Grade:||Nice red color, partially translucent, 10% - 25% matrix|
|B Grade:||Poor red color, opaque, and/or > 25% matrix|
Posted on March 29, 2013
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