Chakras - Root
Activates - Strength, Love & Relationships, Protection, Power, Physical Healing, Grounding, Prosperity, Manifestation, Action, Sexuality, Transmutation of Negative Energies, Motivation, Self-Rejuvenation.
Healing Physical - Regenerates the body as a whole. Treats spinal and cellular disorders. Stimulates the metabolism. Nourishes, rejuvenates, purifies and energises the heart, blood, lungs and DNA. Also assists in the assimilation of vitamins and minerals. Helps with haemorrhages, inflammatory diseases, and the suppression of anger.
Planets – Mars
Zodiacs – Aries, Aquarius, Capricorn, Leo, Virgo
Birthstone - January
Elements – Earth & Fire
Colours – Light to dark red to brownish or purplish red
Numerical Vibration - 2
Appearance –Translucent or Transparent . Usually small and faceted. Larger pieces are usually opaque.
Rarity – Common
Source – Pyrope Garnet - Africa, Brazil, Australia, the United States, Mexico and Myanmar.Fine Pyrope Garnet - Bohemia near Treibnitz. Almandine Garnet -Sri Lanka, Mozambique, India, Brazil, Alaska and Greenland. Rhodolite Garnet - Africa, India, Sri Lanka and the United States.
Hardness – 7-8
Chemical Formula – (Mg, Ca, Fe2+, Mn2+)3(Al, Fe3+, Cr3+, V3+)2(SiO4)3
Family - Aluminium and magnesium (or iron) silicate