Grossular/Gomed Garnet exemplifies hope, empowerment, and all things nurturing from Mother Earth. In shades as varied as a magnificent sunrise, to the lush and verdant greens of growth and renewal, it is a stone of prosperity and abundance; encouraging gratitude and service to others.
Grossular/Gomed Garnet is a calcium aluminum silicate, and ranges in color from light to dark yellow, gold, orange, scarlet and red, with the more popular shades being green. Its name is derived from the latin word for gooseberries, because of the light-green similarity of colors to the berries.
As a potent prosperity stone, Grossular/Gomed Garnet is healing of all limitations on the physical level, in health or wealth. Green Garnet carries an especially regenerative energy, and is excellent for those who've had money problems and wish to reform. As a stone of strength, Grossular/Gomed Garnet will benefit new business ventures, promoting growth and warm client contact. It strengthens stability in lawsuits and challenges, transforming lower forms of response and reaction to loving forms of reply.
Grossular/Gomed Garnet enhances relaxation and going with the flow, and inspires service and cooperation. It also injects some romance and fun into an over-practical life, boosting passion and energy in a love weighed down by worry.
Hessonite (Cinnamon Stone): orange to dark brown-orange, and reddish-brown crystal; relatively rare. Hessonite is called the Cinnamon Stone, not only for its color, but because of the land of spices where it originated-Ceylon, now called Sri Lanka. It brings success in self-initiated businesses based on an original idea or unfilled market niche, and inspires and brings out artistic expression, even in the seemingly untalented. Associated with the Sacral Chakra, Hessonite promotes self-respect and clarity of emotions, and soothes emotional agitation. This stone opens the intuition and psychic center, and is used for out-of-body journeys, carrying you to your destination.
Grossular/Gomed Garnet physical healing properties include aiding in recovery of illness or trauma by regenerating new cell growth and stimulating the blood. It also detoxifies and alleviates inflammations throughout the body and boosts the immune and respiratory system.
Grossular/Gomed Garnet is an excellent crystal to soothe and reduce emotional extremes, encouraging social growth and service to community.
Associated with the Base, Sacral, Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras, Grossular/Gomed Garnet is a deeply spiritual stone teaching appreciation of abundance, from physical wealth to spiritual connection to the Divine. Meditation with Garnet increases fertility, and Tsavorite facilitates communication with higher spiritual realms.
Grossular/Gomed Garnet honors three Goddesses, and a vast number of Angels are drawn to its myriad color energies, from lush green rays to the warmest shades of the sun. Garnet is the traditional birthstone of January, and because of its various hues, Grossular/Gomed Garnet is the natural birthstone of many born from early spring to mid-autumn. Garnet is the zodiac stone for those born under the sign Aquarius, and is an Enhancer Strengthener crystal. Grossular/Gomed Garnet has the properties of Wood and Fire energies, and is a talisman to attract abundance, joy and health.
Grossular/Gomed Garnet is an important aid in recovery from illness or trauma, and assists the body in cellular regeneration. It is thought to fortify the liver and kidneys, regulate fat metabolism, and detoxify and alleviate inflammations throughout the skin and mucous membranes. It helps with rheumatism and arthritis, and prevents arteriosclerosis.
Grossular/Gomed Garnet is said to be good for the immune and respiratory system, and protects against highly infectious diseases. It stimulates the blood, and is a good stone to carry on a plane to prevent deep vein thrombosis. Grossular/Gomed Garnet is particularly beneficial in assimilation of Vitamin A.
Hessonite heals the olfactory system, and draws off negative influences that cause ill health. It also regulates hormone production, reducing infertility and impotence.
Red coral is a remarkable ally for the mind, balancing emotional extremes and allowing scattered thoughts, feelings and information to come together in a way that makes sense. It brings focus and stability, enabling one to make decisions from a place of reason rather than emotion. Cat'sEye is ideal for those who are spaced out and uncommitted to find purpose; for those who find it difficult to remain optimistic, it stimulates hope and confidence for the future.
Red coral is highly beneficial for resolving dilemmas and internal battles, especially those caused by jealousy, willfulness and pride. It teaches integrity and right use of power, bringing an awareness of one's needs, as opposed to mere "wants," as well as understanding the needs of others. It is excellent for healing issues of self-criticism and worth, and unblocks creativity so one may recognize one's talents and abilities, as well as one's faults that need to be overcome. It is highly supportive for an addictive personality, increasing personal will to affect positive change, and anchors that change into the physical body.
Green Grossular/Gomed Garnet is associated with the Heart Chakra, located near the center of the breastbone. It regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment. When the heart chakra is out of balance you may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship, and become critical of the little foibles of others. You may well find yourself having inappropriately strong emotional responses to everyday external stimuli. Green crystal energy is used to resolve blockages and to re-balance the heart chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.
Yellow Grossular/Gomed Garnet activates the Solar Plexus Chakra, the energy distribution center and the chakra of relationships. This chakra is located between the ribcage and navel, and controls the immune and digestive systems. When in balance physically, you have strength to fight infections, are free of allergic reactions, and are able to use the nutrients you ingest. When the solar plexus is out of balance spiritually, you feel fear - of the disappointment or displeasure of others or to subordinating your life and pleasures to the will of others. Spiritually, when the solar plexus is in balance you are free to interpret the world through your own thoughts and emotions and not live in fear of violating the dictums of others.
The Gold and Orange shades of Grossular/Gomed Garnet identify with the Sacral Chakra, or Second Chakra, located below the naval and above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis. It controls the flow of energy and is the center of gravity of the body. It is the center of the Life Force of the body, and controls the flow of information from the body to the mind and from the mind to the body. Gut feelings, intuition, and other "non-linear" communication comes from this chakra. When it is out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as confusion, over dependency on others, repression of feelings, inability to feel joy, fear of sensuality or sex, and frustration. When it is in balance you have grace, feel pleasure in life, find you are flexible and can "go with the flow" and do so in good spirit.
In shades of red, Grossular/Gomed Garnet is also a powerful ally in healing Base Chakra blockages and traumas, aiding one in recovering vital information about oneself and one's purpose on Earth. The Base, or Root Chakra, is located at the base of the spine, and controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. When its spiritual energies are out of balance, you will feel flighty, disconnected from reality, and distant. When the Base Chakra is in balance, the physical body regains its strength and stamina, and the spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one's own power. It often leads to independence and spontaneous leadership.