Key Words: Attraction and Creativity
Elements: Earth, Fire
Chakras: Root (1st), Sacral/ Sexual/Creative (2nd), Solar Plexus (3rd)
Affirmation/Mantra for January/Garnet: "I am attracting what I need in abundance."
The word Garnet is taken from the Latin granatum, meaning pomegranate. Think of the most common Garnet color (dark red), and you can visualize pomegranate seeds. Because this fruit contains an enormous amount of seeds, it is regarded as a symbol of fertility, prosperity, and abundance. What better stone to begin the year with?! This stone is usually red in color but can also be green, black, and pink. For our purposes I will talk about the Spessartine Garnet.
Emotional: Garnet is a powerful stone to attract what you want. Use it to create, visualize, and attract dreams, aspirations, and goals. It can bring insight where there is chaos, providing a feeling of awareness, purpose, and vitality, thus simultaneously eliminating emotional stuck places. It stimulates the kundalini energy for health and well being. Let it fire up the root chakra to attract passion, prosperity, and new beginnings. It is an excellent stone to have when moving to a new location or changing jobs as it brings out your best qualities so you can attract new friends, associates, and like-minded individuals.
Physical: Infertility (use to help with pregnancy but also think of it in terms of giving birth to a new idea, creative project, new focus). It can help with weight loss. Garnet can also accelerate wound healing and works as an anti-inflammatory.
Meditation with Garnet: Sitting quietly and focusing on the beauty of the stone, slow your breathing down by taking a breath in through your nose for four counts, hold for a count, then exhale through your nose for four counts. Repeat for approximately three to four full breath cycles. When your breathing has slowed down to a comfortable rhythm, close your eyes if they aren't already closed.
Next, visualize any goal or aspiration you hold in your heart right now. Take it on, own it, see yourself already having achieved it. How does it feel in your head? In your heart? Your stomach? Make the choice to see yourself in something new, something vibrant. See yourself fully able and open to attract all that you wish for. Know that often what we want isn't what we need and stay open also to this.
Continue to meditate whenever you are in need of awareness, new purpose, stimulation of new ideas, energy, and well being.
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Ever since I can remember I have worn and loved jewelry. I have pictures of myself at four dripping in my mother’s long beads and clip on earrings. Then while making jewelry as an adult, I began to wonder about the beautiful beads I was using… stones and crystals found in the earth- the colors, the swirls- the weight, characteristics. For years I have remained curious and open to this concept and do believe in potential in wearing and using certain stones and crystals for added health benefits. But just like astrology, I take it as another tool in my toolbox, not someone to depend on entirely for major decision making, but to enhance my sense of well-being and with the world and nature which surround me. I hope my blogs may educate you and peak your interest, and if nothing else, inspire you, to pick stones which call to you. and to wear more of the jewelry you love.