Garnet absorbs negative energies and is said to take emotional hits for you. This is a great stone for any empath and is especially useful around toxic people. Garnet activates other healing crystals and amplifies their effect and sharpens your perception of yourself and other people. Garnet also dissolves ingrained behavior patterns that are no longer serving your needs. Garnet will remove inhibitions and taboos that have been laid down by others rather than yourself. It opens the heart and bestows self-confidence. Garnet is a good stone for depression, bringing joy and hope to its user, and helps lessen anger.
Use Garnet to balance the Sacral Chakra, sex drive and to aid in the controlled rise of Kundalini energy. Garnet inspires love and passion, devotion, and loyalty. A stone of commitment, Garnet encourages personal relationships of all kinds, and is a useful relationship tool both personally and in business.