Garnet is the birthstone for January.

Hardness: 6 to 7.5    Locations: Europe, South Africa, Australia, USA (North Carolina, Tennessee, New Mexico and Arizona)

Colors can include: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Pink.

Astrological sign of: Virgo, Leo, Capricorn & Aquarius

Beneficial for attracting love, dreaming, regenerating the body, protection, warns of approaching danger, inspires love and devotion and removes inhibitions and taboos. It balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony. Garnet is known as a “stone of health” extracting negative energy from the chakras. It is said to help one change their world, enhancing internal fire and bringing creative powers to implementation. It has also been known as a “stone of commitment” to purpose, to others, and to oneself. Garnet emits an energy which can be used to stabilize and produce order within the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual systems. It can be used to bring order to chaos.