Garnet Meaning & Properties
Garnet comes in a variety of colors although dark red is its most common color. The word garnet comes from the latin word “Granatus” which means “seed” due to its resemblance in colour and shape to the seeds of a pomegranate fruit. These beautiful gemstones are indeed the seeds of the earth, carrying a very powerful energy within. Garnet is a powerful stabilizer of energy because it works on our foundation; the root chakra. It acts as an anchor; grounding and stabilizing everything around it. This gem is very effective in ending chaos and bringing stability during difficult times. It restores control of one’s own life. It provides support and courage to overcome overwhelming situations, traumas, emotional pain and fears. It clears blockages, self limitations and stagnated energy. Garnet is a powerful protection stone that repels negativity, ill wishes and the evil eye. It helps to let go of anger, grief, sadness, addictions, and resentment. It provides support and willpower to let go of the past and things that prevent you from moving forward in life. Garnet balances the body, mind and spirit. It brings patience, calmness and hope. This stone increases vitality, sex drive and creativity. It helps to revitalize the energy field, purify the aura and heal emotional pain. Garnet enhances motivation, passion, self confidence, focus, determination, and inspiration to pursue your goals, no matter how far or difficult the road ahead might seem. This gemstone reminds us that growth takes place when we step out of our comfort zone. Garnet is also known to bring balance and harmony in human relationships, making it an ideal gift for a loved one who you wish to strengthen the relationship and communication with.
The birthstone for January is garnet.
Garnet gets its name from the Latin word granatum for pomegranate – thanks to its luscious deep red tone. While garnet actually occurs in colours as varied as green, orange and purple, red garnets are the most commonly recognized.
Garnet is a symbol of friendship that brings health, wealth and success to the wearer.
It provides a protective and calming influence – boosting the courage, hope and self-confidence necessary to achieve great things.
Considered a lucky stone that represents prosperity and abundance, garnet supports accomplishments in all facets of life.