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Garnet, Green (Grossularite)

Garnet, Green (Grossularite)

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Green Grossular Garnet is a “growth crystal” – a powerful conduit of the earth’s Life Force of birth, development, and creation, and of the power of nature’s constant renewal. It is a potent aid in nurturing, whether of fledgling family relationships or a new business venture. Green Garnet is perfect for keeping a venture on course, a project on schedule, and life on track. Lighter Green crystals promote spiritual growth and renewed commitment to a higher purpose.

The name 'garnet' comes from the Latin word 'garanatus', which means 'seed-like' - in reference to pomegranate fruit seeds. Garnet in general has been widely known for thousands of years. The Greeks believed that garnet protected their children from drowning and it was thought to be a potent antidote to poison. The Koran notes garnet as a stone that illuminates the fourth heaven. Hebrew and Christian scriptures included garnet as one of the twelve stones embedded on Aaron's breastplate, and it was also reported that Noah used a lantern fabricated from garnet to aid him in safely steering his ark through the darkness of night.

Garnet is a traveler's stone. Many courageous discoverers and adventurers were known to wear garnet stones for protection. The stones were considered to be powerful talismans, capable of illuminating the night and dispelling evil spirits. Garnet was often used to lift depression and to rid people of bad dreams. It is said to enhance sensuality, intimacy and sexuality. Garnet can strengthen one's level of creativity. It is also believed to boost positive energy, self-confidence, and bring success to one's business. Physically, garnet can alleviate arthritis, varicose veins, backache, liver disorders and help prevent hemorrhages. Garnet is said encourage romance, love and passion.

Garnet is the stone for Aquarius and the official modern birthstone for January. In addition, it is also the 2nd marriage anniversary stone. Garnet is also considered the planetary stone for Mars, Mercury and Pluto. Although garnet is primarily associated with the root chakra, depending upon its color, it can also be useful for opening up other chakras as well.

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Crystal System: Cubic - rhombic dodecahedron, icositetrahedron
Chemical Composition:  Ca3Al2(SiO4)3 - Calcium aluminum silicate
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Hardness: 6.5 to 7.5
Color:  Colorless, yellowish-green, green and brown
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