Garnet, The Stone of Commitment

by Nancy CBN Staff January 30, 2017

Garnet, The Stone of Commitment

Garnet: The Stone of Commitment

Garnet is a beautiful and versatile gem with numerous healing attributes. Holding different titles that proclaim its excellence in courage, sexuality, health, and commitment, it is apparent that garnet has much to offer.

Origins of Garnet
One of the most common types of mineral, garnet is found in metamorphic rock. Although garnets are traditionally known for their deep, brilliant red tones, shades of green, yellow, and orange are also common. There are 6 primary species, but almandine is the primary variety for jewelry and crystal healing. Almandine is abundant in Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka, and parts of the United States. Because garnet has a hardness of 7 to 7.5, it has been used as an abrasive. Finely ground garnet can be used to create a form of sandpaper or added to water jets to cut steel.

Properties of Garnet
Garnet is associated with second marriage anniversaries because it is a stone of commitment and loyalty. In interpersonal relationships, garnet encourages compassion, understanding, and devotion. Garnet can help release old traumas and damaging beliefs, creating more space for positive energy.

The abrasive quality of garnet is not solely a physical trait. Garnet is a powerful tool for transformation, as it promotes habits of organization and forward momentum. Developing ideas and relationships becomes easier with garnet’s focus on order and ambition. At the same time, it allows individuals to see the positive aspects of change and soothes feelings of abandonment and loss. Garnet triggers a fresh perspective on new beginnings and offers courage during challenging transitions.

Garnet brings vitality and order to the body, mind, and spirit. This energizing force can help bolster the immune system, strengthen bones, and stimulate the metabolism.

How to Work with Garnet
Garnet is an exceptional balancing stone. It aligns the base and crown chakras and helps balance the flow of energy along the spinal column. By connecting these vital chakras, garnet combines the grounding practicality of the base with the expansive ideas of the crown. Meditating in this space is likely to generate confidence, career success, and abundance.

Garnet provides powerful support for mental and physical pursuits.
This rich, red stone’s calming strength is an ideal tool for times of crisis. When necessarily, it stimulates the survival instinct and protects the spirit against doubt and negativity. Garnet’s nurturing guidance channels positive energy toward healthy relationships, balanced ambition, and spiritual cleansing.

Nancy CBN Staff
Nancy CBN Staff

Nancy has been a writer and blogger at Crystals by Nature since June 2016. Despite a lifelong interest in metaphysics, Barnard is relatively new to the world of crystals (although she did have a rather impressive geode collection as a child). Prior to her tenure at Crystals By Nature, Barnard produced and wrote plays for a community theatre and taught writing at Austin Community College. When not delving into the world of crystals, she enjoys reading, community building and spending time with her family.

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