The Meaning and History of Garnet

Garnet is the birthstone for January and the stone that celebrates the 2nd anniversary of marriage. The name “garnet” comes from the Latin word “Garanatus,” meaning “seedlike,” in reference to a pomegranate. This reference makes sense as small garnets look like the bright red seeds you find inside in a pomegranate. The garnet has been a popular gem throughout history. Garnets were found as beads in a necklace worn by a young man in a grave that dates back to 3000 B.C. This is proof of the hardness and durability of the stone.
The history of garnet’s ability to bring about transformation is found in many books. Thelma Isaacs writes that “garnets used for healing were usually almandine and pyrope, the red and purple-red transparent minerals. They were thought to counter melancholy and act as a heart stimulant. In ancient times, there were some who believed that gazing at a red garnet could lead to passion, anger, and even apoplexy.” Barbara Walker believes that “garnet blood magic was left over from ancient ideas of the life-giving powers of uterine blood.” Garnet was named from granatum, the pomegranate, a red-jeweled womb symbol ever since the matriarchal age. Because of these ancient connections with feminine life force, it was sometimes thought that only women should wear garnets.


Garnet and its place in Astrology

For those born in January under the astrological signs Capricorn and Aquarius, the features and benefits of a Garnet stone can truly exemplify and enrich your life in so many ways. In fact, when Sun signs (your main astrological sign) wear their correlating stone, it brings forth positive karma under that stone’s best qualities. For Garnet, this could mean safe travels, the law of attraction to others (intimate, personal and professional) and even monetary fortune. 

Amazing Healing Benefits of Red Garnet Gemstone

Red garnet stone offers many benefits to the wearer. Ruled by Mars, it positively affects mental, physical, and spiritual health. Here are some benefits of Garnets.

Body Purification and Detoxification

Garnet possesses excellent physical properties like regeneration and healing of the body. It purifies and detoxifies the blood while also making the blood circulation better. Moreover, the stone revitalizes the body and is good for the heart, metabolism, and lungs.

Spiritual Strength and Balancing

Since garnet is a symbol of passion and fire, it will help the wearer commit to the relationships and help them understand the situations better. Additionally, the crystal is also a calming stone that cures depression and helps in gaining confidence.

As mentioned earlier, Garnet brings balance and abundance to your life. It also uplifts your spirits by warding off negative vibes.

Enhances healing and promotes well-being

The emotional properties of garnet are protection, support, and vitality. It helps the wearer in overcoming a difficult time and offers courage.

It also enhances positivity and imparts good energy that boosts confidence and raises self-esteem. In addition, the attractive red crystal is also associated with abundance, love, success, and money.

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