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.
Garnet is a good stone to work with when you are in the process of manifesting. This stone is directly connected to the vital life force, your blood flow, the circulation of other fluids throughout the body and the alignment of the spinal column and fluids. A fertility stone, it also helps to improve your libido and your love life. Garnet regenerates the body and stimulates the metabolism. Garnet treats spinal and cellular disorders, purifies and re-energises the blood, heart, lungs and the DNA. It assists in the assimilation of minerals and vitamins. Garnet has a strong link with the pituitary gland and can stimulate expanded awareness and past life recall.
Garnet reminds you to honour yourself and charges you to set boundaries with others. Due to its tendency to create a strong charge, avoid this stone, when you are agitated or angry. Instead, use it when you simply want to state your case and claim your space. Garnet removes inhibitions and taboos. It opens up the heart and bestows self confidence.
Garnet keeps you focused on your creative power. Carrying the vibration of passion and determination, this stone helps you to follow through on your goals. Use it when you need to stop procrastinating and get motivated. It also helps you to maintain balance, preventing anger and frustration. Garnet sharpens your perceptions of yourself and other people. It dissolves ingrained behaviour patterns that are no longer serving you and bypasses resistance or self-induced unconscious sabotage. Garnet helps you to let go of useless, old or obsolete ideas.
Garnet is the stone of awakening. Its nature inspires enlightenment and activates kundalini energy - a sleeping dormant force holding all of human potential. This energy is naturally coiled at the base of the spine and is quite powerful when activated. When working with garnet to uncoil this energy, do it with care through serious yoga practice.
Almandine garnet gets its name from the town of Almandine in Asia Minor. It is found in Sri Lanka, india, Afghanistan, Brazil, Austria and the Czech Republic.
Almandine garnet helps the body connect with the revitalising energy of the Earth. It supports recuperation after injury, as well as the health of the ovaries and testes.
Almandine garnet helps you release panic, worry, fear and anxiety, especially around financial matters. It can teach you to develop trust in the infinite abundance of the Universe and helps you to feel calm and grounded.
It is an excellent stone for those people who are a bit ungrounded, or who lack energy. It is also a stone of tangible truth. If you tend to build 'castles in the air', almandine garnet can assist you in manifesting a realistic version of them here on earth. If they are a bit less grand than your dreams, at least they are genuine.
Almandine garnet assists you in finding joy in the physical plane, feeling supported in your needs and desires and in giving and receiving love. It can help you in accessing past-life memories from ancient civilisations and clearing karmic patterns. Almandine garnet is a stone of psychic protection. Its relatively dense energies keep you strongly connected to the body, and when you are grounded this way, it is more difficult for negative energies or entities to attach themselves to you.
Almandine garnet is a strongly regenerative healing stone bringing strength and stamina. It is supportive in taking time for yourself, bringing deep love, and helps in integrating truth and an affinity with higher self. It opens the higher mind and initiates charity and compassion. Almandine opens the pathway between the base and crown chakras, channeling and grounding spiritual energies into the physical body, and anchoring the subtle body into physical incarnation. Almandine helps you to absorb iron in the intestines. It stimulates the eyes, and treats the liver and pancreas.
Andradite garnet was named after the Portuguese mineralogist d'Andrada. It is also known as Melanite, a name derived from the Greek word for 'black'.
Andradite garnet is an excellent physical protection stone, assisting the body in resisting infection of all types. It is a powerful aid for those with a compromised immune system, or who need extra protection from external sources of disease.
Andradite garnet insists upon self-empowerment It helps those who feel they don't have the strength, ability or knowledge to fulfil their spiritual path. It can help you overcome feelings of victimisation, attack, or other disempowered states. It is and important stone for those recovering from addictions or who need protection from suicidal thoughts.
Andrite garnet is a powerful energy purifier. It is an excellent addition to any healing room or environment that requires constant purification and infusions of Light. It is helpful for purifying thought forms as well. It is a good stone to use in a person's room to prevent nightmares, or in any instance where persistent unpleasant thoughts are causing depression, disturbances or upset.
Andradite garnet is powerful stone of both physical and psychic protection. It is an excellent aid for situations where emergency grounding can be of help, such as after intense spiritual experiences, astral travel, shamanic journey work etc. It can assist in maintaining your commitment to the spiritual path and in continuing your spiritual practice.
Andradite garnet is dynamic and flexible. It stimulates creativity and attracts into your relationships what you most need for your development. It dissolves feelings of isolation or alienation and attracts intimate encounters with others. Andradite garnet supports qualities such as courage, stamina and strength. It realigns the magnetic fields of the body. It cleanses and expands the aura, opening psychic vision. Andradite garnet encourages the formation of blood and energises the liver. It assists in the assimilation of calcium, magnesium and iron.
Melanite garnet which is a variety of Andradite strengthens resistance and promotes honesty. It releases blockages from the heart and throat chakras, enabling the speaking of truth. It overcomes lack of love in any situation, dispelling anger, envy, jealousy and mistrust. It moves a partnership on to the next stage, no matter what that might be. Melanite strengthens bones and helps the body to adjust to medication. It treats cancer, strokes, rheumatism and arthritis.
Grossular garnet, is a garnet group that includes Tsavorite (from Kenya). Its name is derived from the Latin word for gooseberries, because of the similarity of the colours of the berries and certain light green grossular garnets.
Grossular garnet helps balance cell growth and speed physical healing after physical trauma. It helps you take responsibility for your healing process, finding and utilising your inherent healing power.
Grossular garnet is powerful for overcoming scarcity-mindedness, money panic and other forms of financial anxiety. It can help you in consciously receiving the constant gifts of the Divine, celebrating what you have and learning gratitude.
Grossular garnet is a powerful ally in healing the base chakra, blockage and trauma, helping to open, clear and activate this chakra with a healing, loving energy. Tsavorite can open and cleanse the heart chakra, enhance vitality, increase zest for living, induce feelings of charity and benevolence and help you ro align with and bring about your heart's desire.
Grossular garnet teaches you the many facets of abundance, from physical wealth to spiritual connection to the Divine. It helps you to receive sustenance from the Divine Source on all levels of your experience.
Grossular garnet is a useful stone to have during challenges and lawsuits. It teaches relaxation and going with the flow and inspires service and cooperation. This stone enhances fertility and assists in the assimilation of Vitamin A. It is excellent for arthritis and rheumatism and fortifies the kidneys. It is beneficial for the mucus membranes and skin.
Hessonite garnet imparts self-respect, eliminating feelings of guilt and inferiority and encourages service. It supports in seeking out new challenges. Hessonite garnet opens the intuition and psychic abilities. Used for out-of-body journeys, it carries you to your destination. It regulates hormone production; reduces infertility and impotence. Hessonite reduces the problems associated with infertility and impotence. It draws off negative influences that cause ill health.
IMAGES OF GARNETS
Pyrope garnet bestows vitality and charisma and promotes and excellent quality of life. It unites the creative forces within yourself. This stone protects the base and crown chakras, ,aligning them with the subtle bodies, and linking the grounding abilities of the base chakra with the wisdom of the crown chakra. Pyrope garnet is a stabilising stone, it fortifies your circulation and heals the digestive tract. It neutralises heartburn and soothes a sore throat.
Pyrope garnet supports the heart and brings positive, life affirming energies to the whole body.
Pyrope garnet can dissolve old negative emotions. They are excellent for gently and playfully healing your inner child.
Pyrope garnet helps you to see the bright side of difficult situations by recognising that all things ultimately work toward the good.
Pyrope garnet has overwhelming positive energy that brings happiness, good humour and a zest for life. They help you fully enjoy your spiritual path.
Rhodolite is a warm, trusting and sincere stone. It stimulates contemplation, intuition and inspiration. Rhodolite protects the base chakra and enhances healthy sexuality, overcoming frigidity. It stimulates the metabolism and treats the heart, lungs and hips.
Rhodolite garnet is helpful in recovery from sexually related abuse. It can assist in lightening the emotional patterns related to such abuse. These may be stored in the physical body and can lead to later imbalances in the reproductive organs. Rhodolite is helpful in bringing a gentle heart energy into the lower chakras, encouraging the expression of those chakras' energies with Love and consciousness. It is wonderful to use during pregnancy.
Rhodolite is wonderful for soothing and healing the emotional body. It encourages self-respect and self love. It will remind you of your abilities and gifts and encourages their expression. It helps you recover your sense of self worth and feel the Love of the Divine.
Rhodolite garnet combines the energies of the base chakra, heart chakra and crown chakra, offering physical, emotional and spiritual support. Its gentle energies activate your connection to inner guides and guardian angels, while it simultaneously puts you in touch with the wordless voice of the heart's yearnings. In this way it creates and inner alignment that allows you to know clearly what steps to take on the spiritual path.
Rhodolite allows you to open to the channel of Divine Love that constantly streams from the Source. It helps the heart open to that Love, as well as the love of others. It can help you in being more open to sharing Love, kindness and compassion. Rhodolite helps you recall and fulfill your life purpose by taking the appropriate steps on your path.
Spessartite derives its name from its discovery in Spessart, Germany. Its characteristic colour is a yellowish orange.
Spessartite garnet vibrates at a very high level. It imparts a willingness to help others and strengthens the heart. It enhances analytical processes and the rational mind. It is an antidepressant and it suppresses nightmares. Spessartite relieves sexual problems and treats lactose intolerance and calcium imbalances.
Spessartine garnet assists in matters of fertility and sexual reproduction. It stimulates the body and can help with weight loss. It is an excellent tonic for the endocrine system.
Spessartine garnet encourages optimism, confidence, daring and action. It can be a great help for those who are experiencing creative blocks.
Spessartine garnet clears and energises the base through to the solar plexus chakras. It is especially stimulating to the sacral chakra and the Hara. It can help increase the flow of chi energy through the body and is an excellent stone for general invigoration and health.
Spessartine garnet assists you in overcoming your fear of new experiences. It encourages you to be more impulsive, spontaneous and intuitive. Even as it encourages risk-taking, it can help alleviate fear of failure. It gives you confidence to change your life and take new paths.
Spessartine garnet resonates with the creative energy of the Universe. It encourages expression of the Source of creation through bringing your dreams and visions into reality. It is an excellent teacher of the process of manifestation - making energy into form.
Uvarovite garnet promotes individuality without egocentricity and at the same time links the soul into its universal nature. It stimulates the heart chakra and enhances spiritual relationships. This is a calm and peaceful stone, helpful in experiencing solitude without loneliness. It is a detoxifier, reduces inflammation and lowers fever. It treats acidosis, leukemia and frigidity.
Uvarovite garnet strengthens the heart and can be used for healing support after heart problems
Uvarovite garnet's energy stimulates the healing of the heart from past emotional wounds related to scarcity.
Uvarovite garnet embodies the frequency of prosperity and wealth. It can assist you in learning to joyfully accept what is offered by the Universe. By clearing the channels of receiving, you are more likely to accept the prosperity that is available. This stone teaches you that you don't need to struggle for abundance. Indeed it is the struggle that constricts the flow. Uvarovite's energy teaches you to receive with grace the bounty that is your birthright.
Uvarovite garnet helps to clear the channel of receiving from the Universe for from other people. It can assist you in switching from a 'doing' to a 'being' state.
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garnet and the chakras
If the earth star chakra is out of balance you may feel disconnected to the earth and the people around you. You might be suffering from hallucinations, anxiety from unknown origins or feel no connection with the Divine.
If the base chakra is out of balance you may be belligerent and aggressive toward others. With this stone in hand, you are able to relieve the symptoms of ADHD or ADD. It will reduce the desire to be overly possessive, craving continual excitement or manipulative.
Use this stone to awaken your awareness of your past life talents and ease unwanted fears.
It will balance the circulatory, reproductive system and increase the function of your lower limbs and pelvis.
If the sacral chakra is out of balance you may be emotionally high strung, arrogant or selfish. With this stone in hand, you will be able to overcome the mistrust you have in another's intentions toward you, or stop being constantly worrying that people are talking about you with ill intent.
Use this stone to become more comfortable or less controlled by your sexuality, giving and receiving pleasure and understanding your desires.
It will assist in healing any issues that you may have with your reproductive and muscular system. This stone will remove unwanted toxins from the physical body.
If the heart chakra is out of balance you may have sudden bursts of anger, jealousy or blaming others for any issues that arise in your life. You might need constant confirmation of your self worth, feeling unloved or lacks compassion for others.
With this stone in hand, you are able to connect the lower chakras with the higher chakras to achieve homeostasis. It will encourage compassion for yourself and others and enhance your innate healing abilities.
It will assist in encouraging the entire immune system to function at its peak. It maintains a healthy heart and circulatory system. This stone when placed on the heart chakra will help with tissue regeneration.
If your crown chakra is out of balance you may need to feel as though you are indispensable in your workplace, or need constant sympathy for perceived injustices. You might also feel misunderstood by others or find it difficult to treat others with tenderness and benevolence.
With this stone in hand, you will able to align yourself with the higher forces of the universe and connect to the subtle bodies of energy that surround you. It will assist you in linking to your past lives and determine their effect on your present.
It will help the function of the whole nervous and skeletal systems of the body.
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CRYSTALS D - F
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