Garnet as a protective stone strengthens the vitality and basic instincts of survival. Allegedly, it also helps with fertility and libido. The garnet was worn the Middle Ages as a protective stone against poisoning (it was believed that it is able to neutralize poisons).
At the mental level Almadine removes negativity and soothes the states of melancholy and depression. It also brings courage and hope to us in critical moments. In order to protect and strengthen the courage, the medival crusaders worn garnets on their expeditions to Holy land, and today, for the same purpose, the businessmens are wearing it during important negotiations.
Interesting fact is that garnet was used by some of the Asian and Indian tribes as the tip of the arrow. After shattering the tip in the human body it was harder to remove the stone fragments due to their dark red color. In ancient Egypt, the garnet was worshiped in connection with the goddess of war, the Sekmeth, which was usually depicted with a lion’s head and beautiful female body.
As a stone of physical love it helps in the relationship to understand mutual needs and aspirations between lovers.
Garnet creates rare connection between the Root and the Crown chakra, helping to bring and keep mental energy into the physical body.
Zodiac sign: Aquarius, Capricorn, Scorpio, Leo
Element: Fire, Earth
Bracelet harmonizes Root chakra and Crown chakra