crystal of the month: garnet

Our crystal healing therapist and reiki practitioner Rebecca Marr
chooses garnet as her crystal of the month

What better way to start off the new year than with the powerful healing energy of garnet. Garnet is the January birthstone and is also associated with the astrology sign of Capricorn. It is a stone of great strength and durability and encourages determination to get things done while maintaining boundaries. It isn’t easy whizzing around trying to achieve your goals when others are constantly calling for your attention and time. Garnet, however, helps you form healthy boundaries to fulfil any tasks waiting to be done.

Garnets represent the need to nourish and replenish our vital energy. They feed our body, mind, and soul with their regenerative virtues. Garnets provide us with additional reserves of energy and stamina; they also inspire passion and creativity. This crystal promotes self-confidence, strength of character and joie de vivre and bestows courage, hope and trust. Garnets are also traditionally used for attracting prosperity, uncovering riches and for manifestation.


Bright red, fiery and passionate, Garnet is thought to be one of the oldest crystals used for spiritual protection throughout history. It provides protection to its wearer from negative energies, as well as deflecting those negative energies back to their origins. Warriors in the Middle Ages often had garnets set into their shields and sword hilts to protect themselves against injury in battle and garnet amulets were thought to bring luck, wealth and blessings. Garnets were found as beads in a necklace worn by a young man that dates back to 3,000BC, highlighting the hardness and durability of the stone.

Health benefits

Healthwise Garnet stimulates metabolism, purifies and re-energises the blood, heart and lungs, and regenerates DNA. It also assists the assimilation of minerals and vitamins. The name ‘garnet’ comes from the Latin word ‘garanatus’, meaning ‘seedlike’ because small garnets look like the bright red seeds found inside pomegranate.


In healing garnets can be used to massage the body to improve circulation and energise sore muscles. Added to the bath, garnet boosts your overall health; polished stones can be placed directly in the water. Garnet is ideal for conditions related to the circulatory system, the liver and for injuries. It is a versatile stone that offers nurturing energy until you reach optimum health.

Rebecca Marr is The Hub’s reiki practitioner and offers crystal massage. For details click here


Why not join Rebecca’s crystals clinic?

Crystals consultations As well as her 50-minute reiki treatments Rebecca is also offering 30-minute crystal consultations in which she helps you choose exactly which crystals you would currently benefit from with advice on how to use them and how to best look after them.

Crystal healing workshops Rebecca will soon be running weekend workshops on the many benefits of crystal healing. If you would like further details or to state your interest email Rebecca on [email protected]


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