G A R N E T
Birthstone : January
Zodiac Stone: Capricorn, Aquarius
Uses & Properties: Garnet is a gemstone of health and energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate, it can inspire love and balance the sex drive. Garnet is considered a lucky stone, for courage, creativity, success, and for business relationships. This stone of manifestation helps you let go of old behavior patterns and boosts self-confidence. Garnet can be used to practice Kundalini activation.
Meaning: The distinctive title Garnet derives 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. Garnet whose color suggested that of blood, was believed to confer invulnerability from wounds. Greek mythology speaks of Garnet as a stone that can, through divine influence, heal emotional rifts between lovers. Garnets were employed as inlaid stones in Celtic and Anglo-Saxon jewelry.
Garnet's affirmation is: I am passionate and full of energy.