Mystics believe the garnet not only has the ability to protect its wearer from negative energies, but to send them back to where they originated. If you are suffering from malicious intent, wearing a garnet will return the negative vibrations directly back to the sender. According to belief, the negative rebound will be unnoticed until the perpetrators suffer from the effects.
Garnet features a protective quality and has been used as a talisman for thousands of years. Known as the warrior’s stone, soldiers wore or carried this gem to avoid harm.
Today, some believe it is to their advantage to carry garnet when entering questionable circumstances and when traveling. It is frequently used in banishing unproductive patterns and behaviors. It’s widely believed that garnet’s protective energy is especially effective for protection against evil forces.
Garnet is the birthstone for the month of January, and in the Zodiac it is associated with Capricorn and Aquarius. Bringing passion to the forefront, “The Stone of Commitment”, insists that we remain true to our heart if we wish to be successful.
In the world of metaphysics, it’s believed the gemstone can reach into the depths of our souls and teach us how to manifest goals into reality. It does this by aligning the chakras, which in turn strengthens the connection between the material and celestial realms.
Some believe garnet, which is a fire stone, connects our heart to others. The enchanting dark red gem is all about ancestors, family, love, and honor. It is said this regenerative stone can provide the help we need to connect with our own ancestors.
The word “garnet” is derived from the Latin word “granatum” meaning “pomegranate”, and is in reference to the color of the fruit’s seeds. According to lore, it was the seeds of the pomegranate that kept Persephone bound to Hades. It was through her mother’s love that she was allowed to return to the land of the living.
In myth and lore, garnet was held sacred by many ancient tribes around the world. In ancient Egypt, it was believed to be the “Blood of Isis”. It is also mentioned in the Talmud as providing the only light on Noah’s Ark during stormy darkness.
Today, some believe garnet can improve blood disorders, circulation, and assists with cell growth. Mentally, garnet can amplify intellectual abilities, relieve anxiety, and make way for clarity. Emotionally, garnet is believed to heal frayed nerves and bring about peace.
Indeed, garnet has a long, colorful history. As always, individuals respond to certain gemstones differently. If you are naturally drawn to garnet, it could be that you have a personal need, and perhaps, could benefit from using this gemstone.