GarnetPrized as a gem for over 5,000 years, the garnet gets its name from the Latin granatus, which means seed-like, because in its rock matrix it resembles seeds of the pomegranate. Since ancient times the garnet has been a stone of good health, good luck, and prosperity.

Spiritual Properties
Promotes willpower and commitment by increasing the psychic energy you need to see things through: if you are ready to leave a bad relationship, begin exercising, or lose weight, meditating with a garnet mala will empower you.

Physical Properties
Called the "sex stone," it revitalizes physical and sexual energy, heightens pleasure, increases fertility. More commercially minded? Guru Kirn calls it "a good stone for doing business."

  • Chakra: Root
  • Element(s): Earth, Fire
  • Zodiac Sign(s): Capricorn, Scorpio, Taurus
  • Planet(s): Mars

Dharma Beads: Making and Using Your Own Buddhist Malas
Joanna Arettam (2000) Journey Editions; Tuttle Publishing