[Herbal_Witches_Cauldron] Varieties of Garnet
Properties:This stone symbolizes faith, love, devotion and trust. Garnet is most famousfor balancing our emotional states. Therefore, garnet is one of the best stonesfor soothing emotional stress and balancing out anger that is held
in and not expressed. Therefore, garnet is good for those who have anger issuesdirected to themselves, NOT for those who spew anger like venom or attackothers with their anger (think orange or yellow stones for this condition)!
Garnet is a stone of passion. It is given as a gift of love's attraction, agift of estranged love or a gift of quick return. Red represent love and helpsthe aspirant to strive for improvement in moral conduct. When Garnet is used in
conjunction with the pituitary gland, can help provide past-life information. Shouldbe placed on the centre of the forehead. If carried around in the pocket andthen placed on the forehead of another person, closer ties will form with thatindividual. Garnet is a stone of commitment.
Garnet has been used for protection against the perils of travel. It encouragesa strength and therefore, personal power, which increases success, a victoriousattitude and sparks the energies of creativity through our kundalini startingat the base of the Root Chakra. Garnet's emotional connection makes it most
effective when placed at the 2nd or Sacral/Spleen Chakra. Known to balance out sexualenergy by both increasing libido or decreasing sexual addiction. Garnet isknown in Indian mythology for persistence, stamina and energizing the
Kundalini fire (our fire of eternal metamorphosis).
Garnet is a good stone to have around for emotional drama, traumatic crisis or whenyou feel backed into a corner with no way out. Garnet will show you the way out.It is the perfect stone for clearing the Emotional Layer of the Aura.
Utilize its strong support energy. Anyone dealing with depression, shouldalways carry a piece of garnet with them as it encourages feelings of joy, hopeand will power. Its fiery color drives away fatigue and stimulates theimagination.
Folk Remedies: Emotional states are connected to the water element, which are connectedto the cycles of the moon and tides and therefore, has a strong relationship toa women's menstrual cycle. Therefore, garnet works well with blood issues. Itwas believed to be helpful with problems of poor blood circulation andstrengthens the heart both in a physical manner and metaphysical approach.Garnet warms and energizes physically (and emotionally) when treating
arthritis, frostbite, paralysis and is a good grounding stone. It is a remedy stonefor exhaustion, low blood pressure, detoxing and strengthening blood, muscles,kidneys, gallstones. Stimulates life force and sexuality, hormone
balance, antibodies, fertility, and brings vitality during the catabolic process.Hidegard Von Bingen prescribed garnet to strengthen the heart. Avoid if excessanger, impatience, high blood pressure, heat, or inflammation. Used for theassimilation of vitamins and minerals.
Feng Shui: Garnet should be used in the Northwest corner for travel or in the Centrearea for grounding, balance, good health, spirituality and protection, in theNorth for personal journeys, victory and success, and in the Southwest for
partnership (always use two stones here).
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History: Garnet, K (SiO4)3 + another metal, this stone ranges in colour fromdeep emerald green through yellow, brown, and red (interestingly enough, neverblue). They each have a different name according to colour. Common to the US, but foundall over the world. Garnet comes from the latin word "granum" meaninggrain or seed-like. This name was derived from the tiny little seed like stonesresembling pomegranate seeds, often made into jewellery. Dating as far back
as the 3100 B.C.E. in Egyptwhere garnet was crafted into beautiful jewellery and beads for clothing,crowns and dinnerware. In the bible, garnet is mentioned as
one of the 12 stones in the Breastplate of Aaron. It was believed to be used byNoah, crafted into a lantern, which lead the ark through long, dark nights. Theancient Greeks used garnet in its red form and the Persians considered it the
"royal stone" carving the faces of their kings in the stone. Garnetwas considered a traveller’s stone, warning anyone who carried the stone ofdanger unseen.
Garnet'sshapes and colours:
Round represent love and helps the aspirant to strive for improvement in moral conduct.Square-cut Garnets help bring about business opportunities and filter outconcerns that are not one's own. Rectangular shapes aid in the matter of
intellect or the earth.
Almandine: red, orange-red with brown, purple-red: regenerative, absorbent, strength,stamina, deep love.
Andradite: black, green, yellow: dynamic, flexibility, stimulates creativity, andattracts what you need most in your relationship.
Grossulante: brown, green, orange-yellow, white, yellow: good for going withthe flow, enhances fertility, assimilation and works with bone disorders.
Hessontie: orange to brown: gets rid of quilt, inferiority and low self esteem/respect.Opens intuition and psychic abilities. Used for astral travel. Hessonite is astone that is said to bring peace. Hessonite has the ancient name of Gomed, isattuned to Scorpio and is one of the 9 sacred Vedic stones associated withrahu, the north ascending node of the moon.
Melanite: black: allows one to speak the truth by unblocking the heart and throat.Grounding stone used for overcoming a lack of love in any situation.
Pyrope: red, orange-red, purple-red: restores vitality, charisma, creativity, andstability. It aligns the Root and Crown chakras together.
Rhodolite: purple and red-purple: works best at the Third eye and Crown charkasfor stimulating intuition, contemplation, inspiration and enhances healthy sexuality,alleviating frigidity.
Spessartite: orange-brown, red-orange, yellow, yellow-brown: impartswillingness to help others, stimulates the heart chakra, enhances the analyticalprocess and the rational mind.
Uvarovite: varieties of green: promotes individuality, strengthens the heart chakra,brings one back to nature and helps one experience peace and solitude.
Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
mind, body, spirit