Most people know Garnets as being burgundy red coloured and the traditional birthstone of January.
Garnet is one of my most treasured crystal friends. Not only do they come in lots of colours (though blue is rare), but they have the best form and shapes. This is because they mix in with different minerals as they form. This different chemical composition means they fall into 2 main families Pyralsite – almandine, spessartine, pyrope and Ugrandite – andradite, uvarovite, grossular.
With a hardness of between 6.5 and 7.5 on the Mohs scale, Garnets are pretty stable stones.
Their internal lattices depend on their chemical composition but are usually cubic or rhombic dodecahedron both provide great forms.
Energetically Garnets are like having a cheer squad behind you, keeping you energised, on track and moving forward towards your desired outcome.
Sometimes we need a little extra get up and go and Garnet can be like drinking a cup of coffee, or a can of Red Bull for those of you who are younger than I.
I always go for garnets when starting new projects so I get everything in place before I build out. Or if you are in it and you have to finish by tonight… Garnets are your partner in sticking things through till THE END.
Garnet is a stone of health, extracting negative energy from your chakras and transmuting the energy to a more beneficial state. It enhances your internal fire, bringing your creative powers to the stage of implementation (also called getting your ass in gear). It is a traditional stone of commitment: to purpose, to others and to yourself. The loving powers of Garnet tend to reflect the attributes of devotion, bringing the love of others to expressions of warmth and understanding. It stimulates both your Base and Crown Chakras to provide for free flowing movement, helping to distribute the appropriate amount of required energy to each portion of your body.
Chakras: Base, Crown, Link, Sacral
Astrological sign: Scorpio, Aquarius