Crystal ofthe Day Garnet
Specific Gravity: 3.5-4.2
Crystallography:Isometric – Hexoctahedral
Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Garnet comes from theGreek word “Granatum” which refers to the colour of the pomegranate seed.
Healing: Garnet is knownas a Healing stone. It is used to purify and cleanse the body and/or spirit.It’s healing abilities work on all levels of mind, body and spirit. Believed toregulate the heart and blood flow and aid in curing depression. It stimulatesthe pituitary gland, relieves rheumatism and arthritis pain.
Garnets were believed toprotect one from poisons.
Garnets are also known asa Stone of Commitment.
Workings: Garnet is usedto protect homes from fire and lightning, heal snakebites and food poisoning,protect people from nightmares, and warn of danger. Garnet is also believed topromote true love. Astrological signs of; Leo, Virgo, Capricorn and Aquarius.Vibrates to the number 2. Its energy is projective and it is ruled by theplanet Mars. The element is Fire.
Chakra Applications:Garnet is used to draw negative energy from the chakras. Stimulates boththe Base and Crown chakras, thus energizing the body.
Foot Notes: Birthstone for the month of January. Garnet may be given as a gem on the 2ndand 6th wedding anniversary.Garnets belong to the isometric crystal class,which produces very symmetrical, cube-based crystals. They are doublesilicates; one of the metallic elements is calcium, magnesium, ferrous iron, ormanganese and the other aluminum, ferric iron, or chromium.
Garnet occurs in manydifferent kinds of rocks ; in metamorphosed impure limestones, in basic igneousrocks, in granite rocks, in schists and other metamorphic rocks as well as inigneous rocks. Garnet jewelry has been found that date back to the Bronze Age(3000 BCE).
Garnets can be found inthe U.S. (Arizona),South Africa, Argentina, Australia,Brazil, Myanmar (Burma),Scotland, Switzerland and Tanzania .
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