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 stimulates the survival instinct, bringing willpower and courage to a situation. Garnet will 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 a good stone for depression, bringing joy and hope to you, and it helps lessen anger, especially towards yourself.
Chakras: Root, Sacral, Heart
Zodiac: Virgo, Lea, Capricorn, Aquarius
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