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Garnet

This article covers the physical and mental healing properties of garnet as a stone of health, including its capacity to transform negative energy from the chakras into a healthy state.

Garnet comes in many different colors and chemical forms, and each one has its own spiritual powers. It is a legendary ancient talisman. Its healing qualities and protective forces make it a treasured decoration.

Garnet is also known for its ability to channel creative energies. It helps to ground spirit energy within the body and to function gently in the physical realm. Nonetheless, garnet is a sensual stone. It symbolizes primal fire, the birth of the world from chaos, purification, and love. It is a stone of strong and passionate emotions.

The term garnet is derived from the Latin name Granatum, which means “pomegranate,” due to the resemblance of the granular variants of Garnet to the seeds of that fruit. Garnets range in size from a grain of sand to an apple. According to Pliny, the huge, dull-colored “Carbunculus of India” (a kind of garnet) was carved out into jars that could store up to a pint.

Garnets were utilized as far back as the Bronze Age in the old Czechoslovakia and for at least five thousand years ago in Egypt. They were used circa 2100 B.C. in Sumeria and between 1000 and 2000 B.C. in Sweden. They were also popular in the ancient Greek and Roman cultures. According to the Talmud, a big garnet provided the only light on Noah’s ark. Garnet was used to improve honesty, faith, and constancy, as well as to banish depression in Europe during the Middle Ages. Garnet, as a warrior’s stone, acted as a talisman in the Crusades for both Christians and their Muslim adversaries.

Garnet is claimed to be among the twelve stones in the High Priest’s Breastplate and has been utilized as a sacred stone by Native Americans, South Americans, Aztecs, African tribal elders, and the Mayans. It functions quickly to broaden one’s consciousness due to the flash of lightning contained within, and it strengthens one’s internal fire to bring creative skills to fruition.

Garnets whose hue resembled blood were not only thought to provide wound immunity, but certain Asiatic tribes discharged garnets from their sling bows, and subsequently as bullets, on the theory that the blood-colored stone would inflict a more lethal wound than a leaden bullet. These were utilized by the insurgent Hanzas during their battles with British troops on the Kashmir border in 1892, and many of these valuable missiles were saved as relics.

Garnet is now widely utilized in industrial markets, from watch gear and scientific instruments to sandpaper and abrasives, in addition to being worn ornamentally as a lovely jewel.

It has been used to eliminate body toxins, purify key organs and blood, and aid in vitamin and mineral absorption. Emotionally, it has a calming and protecting effect when used, and it is claimed to alleviate sadness and depression by boosting the survival instinct and bringing courage and optimism into difficult situations.

Garnet can encourage love and balance the sex drive by balancing energy and offering tranquility or passion as needed. Garnet is regarded as a lucky stone in terms of love, success, and business ties. It aids in the release of outdated behavioral habits and increases self-confidence.

Garnets are the traditional birthstone for those born in January and honor Sekhmet, the Egyptian Goddess of War. It is the stone for those under the horoscope of Aquarius, and being an Enhancer Strengthener crystal, it has been worn for generations as a protective and strong talisman.

Garnet legends are numerous and colorful.

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