Natural History

A silicate crystal in hues of red, burgundy and green found throughout the world.

History and Folklore

Is said to turn dull in the presence of danger.

Widely used in the Middle Ages to keep demons and phantoms at bay.

It was also thought to repel insects.

Correspondences for Garnet

Angel: Camael; Chakra: Root; Element: fire; Astrological Sign: Capricorn, Aries; Planet: Mars; Sabbat: Yule; Tree of Life: Path 27; Tarot: Strength.

Traditions

Widely used in the Middle Ages to keep demons and phantoms at bay.

Promises spoken over a garnet are said to never be broken.

Healing and Magickal Uses

Body: Used to increase fertility. Clears negativity in the chakras.

Mind: Great balancer of yin and yang energies. Gives courage and hope to its wearer.

Magick: Wear as a psychic shield when in crowded areas. Attracts love and passion. Used to protect against all sorts of negativity, particularly theft of possessions or ideas. Square-cut garnets generate success in business. Can aid in past life recall. Can be used to deepen commitment between two people.

Care and Cleansing

Charge or recharge on a moonless or cloudy night.


See Also

Please note: None of the information provided on the Witchipedia is intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or disorder and is provided for the purposes of folkloric interest only. If you are suffering from any sort of malaise, you are encouraged to seek personal advice from a qualified practitioner.

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