Garnet Meanings

Emotional healing, self-worth, strength, security

Chakras: Base, heart

Element: Earth

Birthstone: January

Zodiac Signs: Leo, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius

Wedding Anniversary: 2nd, 15th & 19th year

Number: Master number 11

Garnet Crystal Healing Properties

Garnet meanings are believed to be about protection and grounding. It allows us to feel stable and calm. Also, it is very soothing to the emotions and helps to align and strengthen the physical and emotional self. Garnet is thought to carry the energy of prosperity and the enjoyment of worldly pleasures. As such, it is a useful tool for manifestation, helping to ground one’s dreams and desires in the physical realm.

Garnet History and Uses

Garnet crystal derives its name from either of two medieval Latin words. These are Granatum, “pomegranate”, referring to its colour or Granum, the name of a red dye. However, Garnet can be found in many colours ranging from dark red to orange, green to brown and pink & black. In ancient times, it was referred to as Carbunculus, a reference to glowing embers.

Similarly, Noah’s Ark was said to be lit by a Garnet lantern. Also, it has been used throughout history by emperors, knights, and warriors as a protective talisman and to heal the blood. Hindus and Buddhists consider it a holy stone of enlightenment. It was used as early as 2100 BC by the Sumerians and has been highly regarded worldwide by many ancient cultures. These include Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Native North American, Aztec, Mayan, and African tribal cultures.

Garnet Geological Description

There are five types of garnet – Rhodolite, Almandine, Spessartine, Grossular, Andradite and Uvarovite. Most Garnets are a variety of aluminium silicates. Their hardness varies from 6.5 to 7.5. Garnets are found in India, Afghanistan, Austria, Czech Republic, Mexico, Greenland, Africa, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Madagascar, Sweden and the USA.

Affirmation

When I am in tune with the earth I am safe, secure & complete.