Strengthens, purifies, vitalizes and regenerates bodily systems, especially the bloodstroom. Has strong affinity with root chakra, helping to harmonize the potent forces of the kundalini. Stimulates pituitary gland. Aligns subtle bodies. Love, compassion. Enhances imagination.
Chakras: Root, Heart

Crystal System:
Cell salt:
Aluminum silicates (Pyrope, Almandine, and Spessartine), and calcium silicates (Grossular, Andradite, and Uvarovite)
Deep red to reddish black (Pyrope); deep red to brown or brownish black (Almandine); brownish red to hyacinth red (Spessartine); colorless, white, yellow pink green or brown (Grossular); wine red or greenish (Andradite); emerald green (Uvarovite)
Projective and Receptive
Mars;  Mercury/Gemini;  Moon/Cancer;  Saturn-Uranus/Aquarius
Healing, protection, strength
Magical Uses:
  • Enhances bodily strength and vigor.
  • Used to tap energy for magickal purposes.
  • Drives off demons and night phantoms.
  • Strengthens aura, and repels negativity.
  • Protection against theft.
  • Guards health while traveling.
  • Relieves skin conditions, regulates circulatory system.
  • Ensures reuniting with friends, and continual friendships.
Divinatory Meaning:
A letter is on its way
Stone Lore:
Some Asiatic tribes once used garnets as bullets, believing that the red stone would cause a more deadly wound than that of a leaden bullet. An ancient Greco-Roman traditions claims that when engraved with the image of a dragon and worn as a talisman, the garnet brings riches, joy, and good health
Medicine Uses:
In general, garnet should be set in gold for individuals with nervous or sluggish dispositions, while active people should wear garnet set in silver.
Varieties of Garnet
Almandine Garnet
Magickal Properties:
This form of Garnet is a strongly regenerative healing stone bringing strength and stamina. It is supportive in taking time for yourself, bringing deep love, and aids in integrating truth and an affinity with the higher self. It opens the higher mind and initiates clarity and compassion. Almandine opens the pathway between the base and crown chakras, channeling and grounding spiritual energies into the physical incarnation. It helps you to absorb iron in the intestines. It stimulates the eyes, and treats the liver and pancreas.
Andradite Garnet
Magickal Properties:
This form of Garnet is dynamic and flexible. It stimulates creativity and attracts into your relationships what you need most for your development. It dissolves feelings of isolation or alienation and attracts intimate encounters with others. Andradite supports male qualities such as courage, stamina, and strength. It realigns the magnetic fields of the body. It cleanses and expands the aura, opening psychic vision. It aids assimilation of calcium, magnesium, and iron.
Grossularite Garnet
Magickal Properties:
This form of Garnet is a useful stone to have during challenges and lawsuits. It teaches relaxation and going with the flow, and inspires service and cooperation. This stone enhances fertility and aids assimilation of Vitamin A. It is excellent for arthritis and rheumatism and fortifies the kidneys. It is beneficial for the mucus membranes and skin.
Hessonite Garnet
Magickal Properties:
This form of Garnet imparts self-respect, eliminating feelings of guilt and inferiority, and encourages service. It supports in seeking out new challenges. This stone opens the intuition and psychic abilities. Used for out-of-body journey, it carries you to your destination. It regulates hormone production; reduces infertility and impotence; heals the olfactory system, and draws off negative influences that cause ill health.
Melanite Garnet
Magickal Properties:
This form of Garnet strengthens resistance and promotes honesty. It releases blockages from the heart and throat chakras, enabling the speaking of truth. It overcomes lack of love in any situation, dispelling anger, envy, jealousy, and mistrust. It moves a partnership on to the next stage, no matter what that might be. Melanite strengthens bones and helps the body to adjust to medication. It treats cancer, strokes, rheumatism, and arthritis.
Pyrope Garnet
Magickal Properties:
This form of Garnet bestows vitality and charisma and promotes and excellent quality of life. It unites the creative forces within oneself. Thist stone protects the base and crown chakras, aligning them with the subtle bodies, and linking the groundedness of the base with the wisdom of the crown. Pyrope is a stabalizing stone. It fortifies circulation and treats the digestive tract. It neutralizes heartburn and soothes sore throat.
Rhodolite Garnet
Magickal Properties:
This form of Garnet is a warm, trusting, and sincere stone. It stimulates contemplation, intuition, and inspiration. Rhodolite protects the base chakra, and enhances healthy sexuality, overcoming frigidity. It stimulates the metabolism and treats hearts, lungs, and hips.
Spessartite Garnet
Magickal Properties:
This form of Garnet vibrates at a high rate. It imparts a willingness to help others and strengthens the heart. It enhances analytical processes and the rational mind. It is an antidepressant and it surpresses nightmares. Spessartite relieves sexual problems and treats lactose intolerance and calcium imbalances.
Uvarovite Garnet
Magickal Properties:
This form of Garnet promotes individuality without egocentricity, and at the same time links the soul into its universal nature. It stimulates the heart chakra and enhances spiritual relationships. This is a calm and peaceful stone, helpful in experiencing solitude without loneliness. It is a detoxifier, reduces inflammation, and lowers fevers. It treats acidosis, leukemia, and frigidity.
Red Garnet
Magickal Properties:
This form of Garnet represents love. Attuned to the heart energy, it revitalizes feelings and enhances sexuality. Red Garnet controls anger, especially toward the self.