Garnet is a red, fiery crystal of passion and is thought to be one of the oldest crystals used for spiritual protection throughout history. The spiritual meaning of Garnet is the embodiment of the energies of fire, passion, creativity, and strength. As one of the four elementals, the quality of fire exists in very high levels within Garnet crystals. Fire is the spiritual representation of transformation and transmutation.
Garnet revitalizes, purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. Inspires love and devotion. Garnet balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony. It activates and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope.
Garnet symbolizes perseverance and strength and is known as a “commitment stone,” which reinforces tenacity and commitment. The ancient Egyptians hailed garnets as a symbol of life. The stone was used for various medicinal purposes in the Middle Ages.