Garnet Tumbled Pair (L)
Description: Garnet Tumbled Set. Almandine Garnet is an iron aluminum silicate, and its name is derived from the town of Almandine in Asia Minor.
The photo is typical of the set you will receive.
Size: Large (.75 – 1 inch), sold in pairs.
Primary Uses: Almandine garnets are energy enhancers and givers of joy. They are helpful in balancing the energy of the Base Chakra. They are one of the stones of the children of Aquarius, and they are said to be helpful in attracting commitment and understanding. Read more about the uses and energy of Almandine in our Crystal Metaphysical Encyclopedia entry for Almandine.
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Quick Healing Overview: Almandine Garnet unites the energy of scarlet and red with the more muted, earthy overtones of brown. It is intimately tied to the Earth and is a talisman of protection and unyielding strength, increasing willpower and resistance to negative things. It aids circulation and all blood-related issues. Associated with the First Chakra, it is a stone of physical love and relationships and a spiritual stone of psychic protection.
Birthstone & Zodiac Uses: Garnets, including Almandine, are the traditional birthstone of those born in January. Almandine Garnet, scarlet in color, is one of the natural birthstones of those born in the first month of autumn (September 23 – October 21). Garnet is the zodiac stone for those born under the sign Aquarius, the mid-winter season between January 20 and February 18.
For Chakra Balancing: Almandine Garnet is associated with the First Chakra, the Root Chakra, which is located at the base of the spine and radiates through the legs and feet. This is the grounding Chakra and deals with the health of the physical body. When out of balance, one may feel flighty and physically adrift. Almandine can be used effectively in crystal healing when the Root Chakra is in need of realignment.
Crystal Color Energy: Almandine Garnets range in color from light to deep scarlet, dark red, and muted shades of brown. Scarlet Almandine combines the energy of the pure red ray and the exuberance and joy of the orange in a precious gift of nature. It is the color of strength and vitality, both physical and spiritual. Red Almandine brings us self-confidence built on fearlessness. Brown Almandine brings a connection with the natural world.
Associated Goddesses: All Garnets honor Sekhmet, the Egyptian Goddess of War. Almandine Garnet also honors Demeter, the Greek Goddess of the Harvest. Red Garnet honors Hestia, the Goddess of Home and Hearth, because of its fire element and use for protection and strength.
Feng Shui Uses: Almandine Garnets have fire energy. Fire energy is the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination, and activity. It is Yang in nature. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion, and passion – of ideas, concepts, and sex. It is traditionally associated with the south area of a home or room. Like red and scarlet gemstones, it is to be used sparingly. Use Orange Almandine Garnet as an accent and as an accessory in rooms where high energy is needed. Use the red hues of Almandine crystals to bring the sun’s power and the fire element’s energy to your life and home.
Uses in Divination: The Divinatory meaning of Almandine Garnet: Look at who is draining your emotional energies.
Talisman Energy: As a member of the Garnet family, Almandine is an Enhancer Strengthener crystal. Enhancers have internal crystal lattices of perfect cubic symmetry and internal harmony. Strengthener crystals provide you with the energy to resist temptations and resist distractions from your goals. Garnets are the best-known Strengtheners and the perfect talismans to keep us on course.