Garnet is the birthstone of January and the stone that celebrates the 2nd anniversary of marriage. It is a stone of truth, purity, love and compassion. Read on to learn about the properties of the Garnet gemstone.
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The name 'garnet' comes from the Latin word 'Garanatus', meaning 'seedlike', in reference to a pomegranate which the stone is said to look like. Garnets can come in a wide variety of colours - from deep red to bright green.
Garnets, the stone of love and commitment, is a stone of romantic love and passion as well as inspiring love and devotion.
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Garnet is said to be an incredible purifier for the entire body, regenerating bloog, heart and lungs, and assists in the consumption of necessary vitamins and minerals. Emotionally, Garnets heal by allowing one to let go of obsolete or useless ideas. It will open the heart and bestow self-confidence, as well as removing inhibitions. Spirtually, a Garnet visualised whilst meditating can be helpful in bring about information that is being searched for. It is a protective stone and what information may be released is necessary for awareness and spiritual healing.
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Garnet is the modern, traditional and ancient birthstone for the month of January. It is associated with the planet Mars, which represents survival, desire, action and energy. Garnets are therefore aligned with individual ambitions and motivations. It will help one attain ones personal goals, perfect for the month of January as people are making their New Year's Resolutions. These concepts are the making of these goals, implementing steps or ideas for self improvement, whether they be physically, emotionally or spiritually.
All Garnets assist in balancing the 1st Root Chakra. It cleanses and energises the chakras, revitalising, purifying and balancing the energies. Garnets will strengthen the aura to create a highly charged shield of positive vibrations that will repel negative energies upon contact.