Origin: (14th century), derived from the Latin word for pomegranate as Garnets were thought to resemble the seeds of this fruit) Particularly fashionable during Victorian era. Sacred stone by the Native American Indians, Aztecs, African tribal elders and Mayans. Statues of Isis, the Egyptian nature goddess, often included them in her ceremonial belt. Widely known as the warrior’s stone, soldiers carrying it as a talisman against death and injury, bringing victory, peace and tranquillity.
Description: Transparent, the most common colour is red, but also found in green, orange, yellow and pink.
Healing Properties: It is a “stone of health and prosperity”. It enhances ones internal fire – bringing about creative powers and personal freedom/expression. Also known as a “stone of commitment”- to purpose, to others and to oneself. Improves ones vitality, alleviating depression and removing negative energy. The garnet balances and stimulates the movement of Kundalini energy and helps to distribute the appropriate amount of energy to each portion of the body. Stimulates the heart, RNA/DNA repair and balance sexual energies.
Mala Beads focus attention on meditation and mantras