The Garnet group of crystals is a collection of very closely related minerals that occur as red, pink, green orange, yellow, black and brown. As the group is so large each colour in this group has been given its own individual name.
Garnet is a powerful energising and regenerating stone. It cleans and energises all the chakras. It revitalises, purifies and balances energy bringing serenity of passion as is appropriate at the time. Garnet inspires love and devotion. It balances the sex drive and lessens emotional disharmony. This is a stone of commitment to a person or idea. Garnet is a useful crystal to have in a crisis. It is particularly helpful in situations where there seems to be now way out or where life has fragmented or is traumatic. This stone fortifies, activates and strengthens the survival instinct. Which then gives you courage and hope in what appears to be a hopeless situation. Garnet has a connection with the pituitary gland and can stimulate awareness. Garnet activates other healing crystals and amplifies their effect. It clears negative chakra energy. It sharpens your perception of yourself and other people. It dissolves ingrained behaviour patterns that are no longer serving your needs. Garnet will remove inhibitions and taboos that have been laid down by others rather than yourself. It opens the heart and bestows self confidence.
Almandine Garnet is an iron aluminium silicate which occurs in the colours red with violet or brown tints. This is a strong regenerative healing stone which brings strength and stamina. Almandine garnet helps you take time for yourself without guilt and brings deep love into your life. It gives you an affinity with your higher self, opens the higher mind and leads you to being compassionate and charitable. Almandine garnet is a channelling and grounding stone for spiritual energies. It helps you absorb iron into the intestines, it stimulates the eyes and treats the liver and pancreas.
Andradite garnet is a calcium iron silicate that occurs as brown, red, yellow, black (var. melanite) and finally green (var. demantoid) in colour.
Andradite Garnet is a dynamic and flexible stone that stimulates creativity and attracts into your relationships what you need most at the time to be able to grow. It removes feelings of isolation and alienation and attracts encounters with others. Andradite garnet supports the male qualities of courage, stamina and strength. It realigns the magnetic field of the body. Andradite garnet cleans and expands the auras. This stone encourages the formation of blood and energises the liver. Andradite garnet helps the body assimilate calcium, magnesium and iron.
Grossular garnet is a calcium aluminium silicate that occurs as colourless, green (var. tsavorite), brown-orange (var. hessonite). Grossular garnet is a useful stone to have during challenges and lawsuits. It teaches relaxation and going with the flow. It inspires service and cooperation. Grossular garnet enhances fertility and helps in the absorption of vitamin A. It is excellent for arthritis and rheumatism, it also fortifies the kidneys. Grossular garnet helps repair and clear the mucus membranes and skin.
Hessonite garnet is a variety of grossular garnet, and is a golden orange to brown in colour this crystal is also called cinnamon stone due to its colour. This stone helps you by giving you self respect, eliminates feelings of guilt and inferiority. Hessonite garnet supports those who are seeking a new challenge in life. It opens the intuition and psychic abilities. Hessonite garnet regulates hormone production, reduces infertility and impotence
Melanite garnet is a variety of andradite garnet that is black or dark brown in colour. This stone strengthens resistance and promotes honesty. Melanite garnet releases blockages from the heart and throat chakra enabling you to speak the truth. It overcomes a lack or love in any situation and dispels anger, envy, jealousy, distrust. Melanite garnet moves partnerships on to the next step in their evolution. This stone strengthens bones and helps the body adjust to medications. Melanite garnet is known to treat cancer, stroke, rheumatism and arthritis
Pyrope garnet is a magnesium aluminium silicate crystal that occurs as blood-red, purplish-red and rose-red (var. rhodolite) in colour. Pyrope garnet gives vitality, charisma and promotes and excellent quality of life upon you. It unites the creative forces. Pyrope garnet protects the crown and base chakras from attack. It also aligns these chakras and grounds the crown chakra with the base chakra giving you wisdom to move forward. Pyrope garnet is a stabilising stone that strengthens circulation and treats the digestive tract. It neutralises heart burn and sooths a sore throat. It also aids the healing of bladder problems, circulation problems, exhaustion, cold feet, joint problems, tiredness and weakness, weak muscles, ear problems, pregnancy, sexuality problems, numbness, temperature sensitivity and bedsores.
Red garnet is in the pyrope family of garnets, as pyrope is the only garnet that shows a true red colour. This is the colour the most people know as simply garnet.
Red garnet promotes base chakra opening, it warms and grounds you while directing Kundalini energy into the base chakra. This stone enhances your sexuality and fertility. Red garnet draws your harmonious and compatible mate, aids sexual healing and tantric sex. This stone encourages you to participate in a momogamous and stable relationship with your partner.
Red garnet represents love. It is attuned to the heart chakra energy and it revitalises feelings and enhances sexuality. Red garnet controls anger especially toward yourself.
Rhodolite garnet is a variety of pyrope garnet and is rose red in colour. This stone is a warm, trusting and sincere stone. Rhodolite garnet stimulates contemplation, intuition and inspiration. Rhodolite garnet protects the base chakra and enhances healthy sexuality and overcoming frigidity. It stimulates the metabolism and treats heart, lungs and hips.
Spessartine Garnet is a manganese aluminium silicate crystal that occurs as orange-pink, orange-red, brownish-yellow in colour. Spessartine garnet vibrates at a high rate. It lends a willingness to help others and strengthens the heart. Spessartine garnet will help you in the analytical process and increase rationality. It is an antidepressant and it will suppress nightmares. Spessartine garnet will relieve any sexual problems. It treats lactose intolerance and calcium imbalance.
Alternate Names or Spellings: Tsavorite Garnet, Tsavolith
Tsavorite is a gem grade type of Grossular Green Garnet which has both Grossular Garnet and its own energetic properties. Tsavorite garnet is a stone of manifestation, prosperity, vitality, and benevolence. It is often found to be very uplifting. Tsavorite garnet is a stone that is said to help find the inner beauty both in oneself and others. It is said to help one live one's own destiny rather than struggling along a path that is not truly theirs. Tsavorite garnet is not only a stone of prosperity, but it decreases financial anxieties. This crystal is used in metaphysics to contact the spiritual world and higher planes, and is even said to allow one contact with Greek and Egyptian gods. Tsavorite garnet not only affects the energy of the person wearing it or carrying it beneficially, but also other people nearby. Physically, Tsavorite garnet is used in crystal healing and folk medicine for cell growth, quicker healing, heart problems, disorders of the five senses. Tsavorite garnet is related to the heart and solar plexus chakras.
Uvarovite garnet is a calcium chromium silicate crystal that is one of the rarest of the garnet group minerals, and is the only consistently green garnet species, with a beautiful emerald-green colour. It occurs as well-formed fine-sized crystals. Uvarovite garnet promotes individuality and without egocentricity and at the same time links the soul into the universe. It stimulates the heart chakra and enhances spiritual relationships. Uvarovite garnet is a calm and peaceful stone that is helpful in experiencing solitude without being lonely. It detoxifies, reduces inflammation and lowers fever. It treats acidosis, leukaemia and frigidity.
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