Red Garnet is a stone of fidelity. Steeped in ancient magic, this is an energizing, cleansing, and regenerating stone with a variety of uses and benefits. Once carried as a protective talisman, garnet was believed to warn of upcoming danger. It is the birthstone of January, inspiring love and devotion, balancing the sex drive, and eliminating emotional disharmony during the month. Red Garnet also helps with controlling Kundalini energy.
Above all, this crystal promotes courage and survival through love. Red Garnet transmutes energy and cleanses the chakras for energizing. It attracts loving assistance for the wearer, bringing serenity and passion into one’s life as needed.
Red Garnet is a geologically related to Green Garnet.
Garnet has been used as a gemstone for over 5,000 years. Both the Ancient Egyptians and Romans treasured this stone.
According to the Talmud, Noah used garnet to help guide his ark.
In India, projectiles were once made with garnet. They were believed to carry greater power than other weapons.
Early civilizations used garnet as a token of friendship, with people exchanging it when they wished to stay connected.
Garnets are rock-forming minerals. They come in various colors and have been found worldwide. Red garnet ranges from dark red to purplish-red in hue.
Red garnet is associated with the base, sacral, and heart chakras. It is capable of clearing and realigning all the chakras.
You can place garnet in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.
Garnet is associated with various zodiac signs, including Capricorn, Aquarius, Leo, Aries, and Cancer.
Red Garnet is believed to be excellent at stimulating the metabolism.
Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.
Red Garnet at Crystal Life
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