Garnet

GarnetAppearance: Irregularly shaped stones, red-dark red, translucent, smooth, sleek, glassy

GARNET / ALMANDINE

Colors: Colorless, red, purple, red-black, green, yellow, brown, black. The most common garnet is red-purple (almandine)
Varieties: There are 6 varieties of garnet, but usually they are found in combination. ALMANDINE (based on de FeAl - colors: red, black, brown) / GROSSULAR (based on CaAl, colors: yellow, colorless, green, brown) / PYROPE (based on MgAl, colors: red) / ANDRADITE (based on CaFe, colors: colorless, yellow, brown, green, black) / SPESSARTINE (based on MnAl, colors: yellow, brown) / URAROVITE (based on CaCr, colors: green)
Note: It can be mistaken for amethyst (the purple one) or ruby.
Chakras: Muladhara, Swadhisthana

Metaphysical features:
• Stone of complete commitment, loyalty, love, stability and order
• Brings power, endurance, protection, healing, affection, compassion, warmth
• Brings success in businesses
• Stimulates new beginnings and helps at reaching one’s purposes
• Protects wives, mothers and families
• Brings abundance, success, popularity, friendship, respect, magnetism
• Helps at overcoming inferiority complexes
• Amplifies self-respect, intelligence, imagination, ambition, trust, creativity, will, responsibility
• Recommended to be worn in periods of sadness and great sufferings
• Increases the effects of other crystals he is worn with
• Connects to past lives
• Helpful in periods of negotiation
• Enables meditation and prayer
• Enables relations, cooperation
• Helps at remembering drams
• Eliminates anxiety, depression

Effects on health:
• Strong protective role on health
• Increases, purifies and vitalizes the organism
• Beneficial effects in cases of infertility and intoxication
• Helpful in cases of hypotension, anemia, inflammations, bleeding, kidney stones
• Strong physical and psychic regenerator
• Anti-inflammatory, protective, invigorating effect
• Helpful in post-surgery patients
• Balances of stimulates the activity of the circulatory system, heart, capillary vessels, skin, lungs, hormones, liver, kidneys, hemoglobin, white cells, spine, spleen, thyroid
• Sexual stimulant

Astrological correspondences:
• Aries, Leo, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius, Scorpio, Gemini, Cancer, Sagittarius
• Stone assigned to the months of January and November
• Governing planets: Pluto, March, Mercury, Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter
• Aquarius’s luck talisman
• Corresponds to the day of Tuesday and to the year of the Dragon in the Chinese horoscope
• Corresponds to number 2 (People born on the 2nd, 11th and 20th of the month)
• Element: fire