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Garnet

Similar to Rubies, Garnets are believed to attract wealth. They say keep a piece in your purse and your purse will never be empty. Garnets and Rubies have adorned royal crowns and sepulchres for centuries. They are found the world over to represent opulence and good fortune.

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Magically both are used in spell craft for these very reasons, attracting good fortune and wealth. Confidence to make good business decisions and prosper. Garnets and Rubies give one plenty of reasons to be grateful.

Known as the ‘daydreamer’, Garnet is believed to regenerate body systems – especially the bloodstream where it is also a good purifier. It is also strongly associated with the balancing of sex drive and emotional disharmony. It is believed to be aligned to the base chakra. It can bring love, compassion and an enhanced imagination.

It helps to strengthen those who willingly attune to it and wear it. It can warn of approaching danger and forces us to make honourable commitments and decisions.

The deep red colour of Garnets have fascinated humankind for millennia coming in a variety of shades, compositions and sizes. There is the gem quality of translucent deep red Garnet with some of the best coming from Sri Lanka. Then there is the family group of Garnets known as silicate minerals. These include; Pyrope (Rhodolite Garnet) Mg3Al2Si3O12. Almandine Fe3Al2Si3O12. Spessartine Mn3Al2Si3O12. Andradite Ca3Fe2Si3O12. Grossular Ca3Al2Si3O12. Uvarovite Ca3Cr2Si3O12. As you can see the mineral composition changes and therefore the energetic qualities change slightly also.

All garnets are considered lucky. They are carried in wallets and purses to bring wealth. They are worn to ward off negative attack and protect the owner. They are considered passionate, sexual and emotional often placed on the base chakra during a healing. Let us delve into the mysterious world of Garnets and find some hidden gems in their family group.