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Garnet Stone - Meaning & Healing Properties

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Garnets come in a variety of colors from rich red to lime green and form at very high temperatures in many different types of rocks. 

Metaphysical Properties of Garnet

In crystal healing, Garnet can assist with recovery from trauma or illness and is often known as the Stone of Total Health. It brings passion to one's ideas, helping them to become manifest. Garnets have a healing energy processed by the Root Chakra and sent out to any areas of the lower body that are lacking.

Types of Garnet

Almandine Garnet
This stone has an excellent wine-colored translucency. In Victorian times, Almandine Garnets were worn by women to symbolize loyalty.

Grossular Garnets
A rare member of the Garnet Family with shaded patterns ranging from light to dark green, to champagne to brown. Grossular Garnet healing crystals are excellent for balancing the Heart Chakra.

Hessonite Garnet
These crystals are a rare member of the Garnet family. Hessonite is also known as Cinnamon Stone for its citrus-colored tones. Hessonite is often found in Sri Lanka, Brazil, Madagascar and Canada. Hessonite healing crystals are excellent for balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra.

Spessartine Garnet
This stone (which includes Spessartite and Imperial Garnet) is one of the rarer crystals of the Garnet family. Spessartine shows red-brown to bright orange colors and is an excellent balancing crystal for the Sacral Chakra. Spessartite is named for its occurrence in Spessart, Germany.

Personal Experiences with Garnet

To me, Garnet has always been the Stone of Health. Its rich colors seem to draw up the energy deep within my Being. When I hold or wear a Garnet, I feel like my connection with the center of the Earth is being rooted down. This corresponds with the fact that Garnet is an excellent Root Chakra and Grounding stone. 

For me, I enjoy the dark red Garnets, almost black in color. When creating Garnet jewelry, I have noticed most people are very drawn to the more orange Hessonite Garnet tone. Whatever color you choose, the stone's rooted energies are undeniable. 

Root Down with Garnet

How do you feel when you use Garnets for healing? Are you more grounded? Do you feel more healthy? We'd love to hear your stories or questions. Feel free to share with us through the contact form anytime. 

Further Garnet Related Links: 

Healing the Root Chakra

Grounding Exercises with Crystals

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