The word garnet comes from the Middle English word, gernet, which means “dark red,” an apt description of this gemstone. This stone is also found in a variety of other colors, such as orange, yellow, green, blue, and pink, but shades of red are the most common.
When it comes to healing, garnet is a stone of regeneration and health.
Crystal healing specialists generally agree that garnet promotes rapid general healing and regeneration in users. Garnet also has a positive effect on disorders such as acid reflux, blood-related illnesses, and physical strength.
Once you’ve found and are ready to use your garnet—or any of the stones on this list—you’ll need to begin by clearing away the energy of the many hands that have touched it before yours. Run your new stone under clear water and place it in sun or moonlight for a few hours.
After doing so, you can begin to use your garnet through meditation and proximity. Try sitting quietly while holding your stone. Breathe. Pray, according to your faith, or simply state what you would like to happen.
Work with your crystal each day, and keep it near you—in a pocket, purse, or even under your pillow.
Use your intuition to find out what works best for you, and find out if garnet might just be a part of the remedy for what ails you.