Grossular Garnet Cluster
Description: Well-formed Grossular Garnet Cluster. Its color varies from orange to dark brown-orange, and reddish-brown; it is relatively rare. Grossular Garnet exemplifies hope, empowerment, and all things nurturing from Mother Earth. You will receive the exact item shown.
Source: Kayes Region, Mali
Size: 52 x 32 x 26 mm. Weighs 41 grams. (2 x 1.3 x 1 inches. Wt: 1.4 ounces.)
Primary Uses: Grossular Garnet enhances relaxation and going with the flow, and inspires service and cooperation. It also injects some romance and fun into an over-practical life, boosting passion and energy in a love weighed down by worry.
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Talismans or Amulet: Grossular Garnet is a Enhancer Strengthener Crystal. Enhancer crystals have internal crystal lattices of perfect cubic symmetry and internal harmony. These are the “building block” crystals. Their internal structure of blocks builds up perfect crystal lattices that can help us focus our efforts to build on our successes and enhance our lives.
Strengtheners are crystals that are chemically formed in the island silicate class. This class of minerals forms very compact materials that are strong, resistant, and unyielding. Strengthener crystals will provide you with the energy to resist temptations and resist distractions from your goals.
Color Energy: Grossular garnets are one of the natural birthstones of those born in the first month of autumn (September 23–October 21).
Natural Birthstone: Grossular is a garnet. It is one of the traditional birthstones of those born in January.
Healing: Grossular Garnet is associated with the First Chakra, the Base Chakra which is located at the base of the spine and radiating through the legs and feet. This is the grounding Chakra and deals with the health of the physical body. When it is out of balance you will feel flighty and physically adrift. This crystal can be used effectively in crystal healing when the Base Chakra is in need of realignment.
Zodiac: As a garnet, Grossular is associated with Aquarius. Wikipedia tells us Aquarius is considered a “masculine”, positive (extrovert) sign. It is also considered an air sign and is one of four fixed signs. Aquarius has been traditionally ruled by the planet Saturn, and, since its discovery, Uranus has been considered a modern ruler of this sign. Being the eleventh sign of the zodiac, Aquarius is associated with the astrological 11th house. Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Aquarius individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun is in Aquarius roughly from January 20 to February 18.
Feng Shui: Grossular garnets utilize Wood energy, the energy of growth, expansion, new beginnings, nourishment, and health. It enhances vitality, brings abundance, and keeps us growing physically. Use to enhance any space used for eating, in the room of a small child, or in a place of your home where you are beginning a new project. Wood energy is traditionally associated with the East and Southeast areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Family and Health area, and the Prosperity and Abundance area.
Other Information: Melody in Love is in the Earth notes that Grossular Garnet inspires the ideal of service, providing for cooperative effort and ingenuity in maintaining the effort. In the Book of Stones, Robert Simmons reports that Grossular Garnet is powerful for overcoming scarcity-mindedness, money panic and other forms of financial anxiety.