Possessing a special beauty all their own, Garnet is truly a stone of commitment and love. It is believed to revitalize feelings and enhance sexuality, bringing warmth, devotion, understanding, trust, sincerity, and honesty to a relationship. Garnet stimulates the controlled rise of kundalini energy and adds potency, heightening the effect of tantric sex and attracting a compatible partner for sexual healing. This stone can be very helpful in traumatic situations where there seems to be no way out. Supports the flow of Chi through the body which boosts detoxification of negative emotional blockages. Garnet dissolves ingrained behavior patterns and outworn ideas that no longer serve; it bypasses resistance or self-induced unconscious sabotage. Through a strong connection with the pituitary gland, garnet stimulates expanded awareness, past-life recall, and out-of-body experiences. It activates other crystals, amplifying their effects; square-cut Garnets are said to bring business success, increase romance in relationships, and enhances the laws of attraction.
Garnet was very popular in the ancient Greek and Roman times and comes from the Latin word ‘granatum’, which means pomegranate, a reference to its intense red color that resembles the glistening, deep red seeds of the fruit. The Garnet crystal was also cherished by early medieval jewelers who incorporated the stone into everything from rings and brooches to buckles and necklaces. Even then, it was more than just a fashion statement but was thought of as a protective talisman against negative energy. It is said that Garnets are a type of ‘Karma Stone’. If it is given as a gift, it is told to grant affection and loyalty. But when a Garnet is stolen it is said to bring bad luck to the thief until it is returned to its rightful owner. It is believed to bring great success to the trustworthy businessman, especially the bright green varieties of this gemstone. Yet the unscrupulous best beware of a Garnet that loses its luster as it means danger and disaster.