Almandine Garnets in Schist Raw
Almandine is often embedded in a mica schists, and forms very nice matrix pieces with perfectly formed symmetrical crystals.
A popular stone found all over the world, Garnet has been used for centuries by emperors, knights, and warriors as a protective Talisman; by Hindu and Buddhist followers as a holy stone of enlightenment; as well as by Native North and South American Indian, Aztec, Mayan, and African Tribal cultures.
The "flash" and "fire" of Garnet inspires a sense of lightness and brightness, illuminating to dark places and dark souls. Garnet's fire is said to stimulate the survival instinct, bringing willpower and courage to a situation. Garnet can quickly "light a fire" under you, bringing those internalized ideas and feeling you have to the surface to be acted upon and carried out.
Garnet is said to be a good stone for depression, bringing joy and hope to you, and it helps lessen anger, especially towards yourself.
Chakras: Sacral, Root
Zodiac: Aquarius, Leo, Capricorn
From: Alaska USA
~Size: Approximately 2"- 3"
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