Garnet has been called a "kundalini stone" because of its power to raise kundalini energy. Kundalini is the primal energy said to reside at the base of our spine.
When the Kundalini energy is activated in a controlled fashion it promotes deep healing and spiritual enlightenment.
Garnet is a group of silicate minerals used for gemstones and for abrasives.
Types of garnets include Pyrope (also known as Rhodolite), Almandine, Spessartine, Grossular (also known as Cinnamon Stone and Hessonite), Uvarovite, and Andradite.
In Vedic Astrology Hessonite is considered one of the 9 Sacred Gemstones. It is associated with the solar eclipse (Rahu) and represents our base instincts and survival skills. It also delivers karma, good or bad based on past actions.
According to myths Garnet illuminated Noah's Ark day and night when the skies were dark. In Eastern Europe garnet was believe to protect against vampires.
Garnet Healing Properties Include:
Garnet is associated with the first or root chakra.
The "Star of Idaho" - reported to be 3322 carats and the world's largest six-rayed star garnet. Star garnet is only found in Idaho (USA) and in India. (Gemstoneslist.com)
For greater energy, wear in garnet in contact with the skin as a pendant, ring, or earring.
Place a garnet crystal on the third eye for dream recall.
Wear garnet for protection when you are in a crowded place or in areas where you don't feel safe.