CRYSTALS & THEIR HEALING PROPERTIES
Garnets as a group are relatively common in highly metamorphosed rocks and in some igneous formations. They form under the high temperatures and/or pressures that those types of rocks must endure. Garnets are greatly variable in colours and varieties, though, and many of these are both rare and beautiful.
The Garnet group of crystals is a collection of very closely related minerals that occur as red, pink, green orange, yellow, black and brown.
Garnet is a powerful energising and regenerating stone. It cleans and energises all the chakras. It revitalises, purifies and balances energy bringing serenity or 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 no 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.
IMAGES OF GARNETS
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. This is a stone for recuperation after injury and it maintains the health of the ovaries and testes.
Almandine garnet assist you in accessing past life memories and in clearing old karmic patterns. This stone will release feelings of panic, worry, fear and anxiety especially around financial matters. It will teach you to trust in the infinite abundance of the universe.
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.
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.
Melanite is a powerful stone for both physical and psychic protection. It is an excellent stone for situations where emergency grounding can be of help, such as after intense spiritual experiences, astral travel and shamanic journeys. It will help you maintain your spiritual path. Melanite will help you overcome feelings if victimisation, attack or other disempowering emotions. It is an ideal stone for people who have addictions or have suicidal ideation. Melantie helps the body resist all forms of infection. It enhances your immune system.
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. Grossular garnet helps balance cell growth and speeds physical healing after physical trauma. It encourages you to participate in your own healing process.
Grossular garnet shows you the many facets of abundance, from physical wealth to the spiritual connection to the Divine. It will help you to receive energy from the Divine on all levels of your experiences.
This stone is ideal for those who are having financial difficulties and worries, it will assist you in receiving from the Divine what you need. rather than what you want.
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.
Hessonite garnet brings you happiness, good humour and a zest for life. It will help you enjoy your spiritual path to enlightenment. This stone dissolves negative emotions and assists you in finding your inner child. Hessonite garnet brings life affirming energies to the whole body.
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 yourself and others. This stone will help you to live your own destiny rather than struggling along a path that is not truly yours. 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 you to make 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. 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.
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 heartburn and soothes 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 PYROPE GARNET
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.
Rhodolite garnet helps the heart to open to love in all forms. It will assist you in becoming more open to giving and receiving love, kindness and compassion. Rhodolite garnet encourages you to recall your life's purpose and then to take the appropriate steps to move down the path. Rhodolite is a great stone for soothing and healing your negative and self destructive emotions. It encourages feelings of self worth and compassion for yourself and others.
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. Spessartine garnet stimulates the body and can help with weight loss. It is an excellent stone for activating and balancing the endocrine system.
Spessartine garnet resonates with the creative energies of the universe. It encourages you during meditation to bring forth your dreams and visions into reality. This is an optimistic stone that encourages you to be more confident, daring and courageous. Wear this stone if you are suffering from blocks in your creative process.
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 but small 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.
This stone is for those who feel the need to fill every moment with activity, it will teach you to just "be" and acknowledge that you are there at that time and place. Uvarovite stimulates the healing of the heart from past emotional wounds.
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z