The red varieties of Garnets are the most useful in crystal healing work. Red Garnet is known as one of the Root (1st) Chakra stones. It is also used with the Heart Chakra and can help heal the blood, heart and lungs. Perhaps the strongest virtue of the Garnet, is its ability to help one overcome depression. It aids in letting go of useless or old ideas.
Simon and Susan Lilly in their book, Using Crystals for Healing, share that the Red Garnet can be placed wherever a lack of energy exists. It is the finest energizing stone for the body and can help amplify and energize the properties of other stones. As shown above, you can place a Red Garnet surrounded by 4 Clear Quartz Points facing outwards to help increase energy and distribute it. This will also rebalance a ‘cool’ spot in the aura. Very often this Garnet Grid needs to be in place for a short while to do its work.
I want to thank a reader for requesting information on the Red Garnet. I hope this helps. Since this is also my birthstone, I want to include that it is also considered a stone of commitment (which represents my commitment to my blog). Red Garnet represents love (which I feel for my family, friends, clients, readers, and teachers). It revitalizes feelings and enhances sexuality, bringing warmth, devotion, understanding, trust, sincerity and honesty to a relationship (which is what I wish for all women on their journey of healing).