Garnet Gemstone Uses & Crystal Healing Properties
“Love is free. Love is kind. Love is eternal.”
Keywords – Eternal Love, Bravery, Strength, Attraction to Success, New Business Ventures, Blood Regulation, Purification, Emotional Wound Health, Confidence
Chakra: Heart Chakra
Garnet is actually one of the oldest crystals in human history, dating back to the Bronze age. It is often given as a gift of eternal love. The name “Garnet” comes from “Garanatus” which means “seed like” in Latin. This refers mostly to a pomegranate since the beautiful deep red hue of the Garnet closely resembles the shiny bright red seeds found inside the fruit.
Many Bohemian castles’ wonderful interiors displayed Garnet throughout. The King of Saxony was believed to have a Garnet over 465 carats and there is a portrait of Plato created by a Roman engraver using the deep red gem. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Garnets were very popular, frequently used in all types of jewelry in a Victorian setting. The pomegranate was highly prized in Old Spain, causing a large attraction of Garnet for this reason. Even in Spanish astrology, the Garnet once represented the sun.
Garnet is associated with the heart chakra and is a stone of compassion, bravery and love. It nurtures old emotional wounds that need to be healed and balances the yin-yang energy allowing one to achieve their highest potential. It focuses on old emotional wounds, panic attacks and clears self-destructive behaviors. Garnet will help build confidence needed to unlock supreme self-love and alleviate confusion regarding the path.
Physically, Garnet helps with inflammatory diseases and any type of condition that deals with the heart. It regulates heart palpations, promotes hormonal balance and helps with lung diseases like asthma. In folklore, Garnet is so closely related to blood that it is believed to promote health in the circulatory system and create a stronger ability in the body to produce healthy hemoglobin.
Another attribute to Garnet is that it is a very useful in the business world. When worn or used during meditation, it attracts new business ventures and increases personal success. It produces bravery and strength in new circumstances.
Affirmation: I am brave. I am compassion. I allow my inner light to heal inner wounds and radiate love. I am growing.