January’s Birthstone

garnetThe stone that starts off the new year is the garnet. The Garnet is known as the stone for a successful business. If your business is not as good as it should be, just put 3 or more garnets on your desk. It is believed that if a garnet is put under a pillow it will cure depression. Garnets can be used to make a person popular and have self-esteem when worn as jewellery. It helps protect one on trips. Garnets bring constancy to friendships. Garnets are also known for stimulating success in business.

Garnet comes in many colours, but most people associate the stone with the dark red stone. The Garnet is associated with the thyroid and spleen. It helps cleanse and purify both when held over the area. The Garnet is usually held in the hand or placed on top of the head when searching or meditating on past lives. Information that is beneficial and helpful will usually be released for the searcher.

The Garnet is a stone of purity and truth as well as a symbol of love and compassion. The information released in a search may be painful, but it will always be what the searcher needs. The Garnet will help everyone’s security level and spiritual awareness. It can help increase the sex drive.

Properties

Energy: Projective

Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

Powers: Healing, Protection, Strength

Lore: In the 13th century, Garnets were worn to protect against insects.

*Additional Information provided by Scott Cunningham’s Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic.

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About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

4 Responses to January’s Birthstone

  1. Re: Lore: In the 13th century, Garnets were worn to protect against insects.
    That settles it. I’m wearing my garnet earrings again. Lore or not, it couldn’t hurt. 🙂

    I’ve always loved the garnet. Now I know why.

  2. Garnet is my birthstone and I’ve always loved it 🙂

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