Correspondence of Imbolc: Stones

Stones associated with Imbolc
Amethyst, Bloodstone, Garnet, Ruby, Onyx, Turquoise

Garnet

Stone of the Season: Garnet
Energy: Projective
Element: Fire
Planet(s): Mars
Power(s): Healing, Protection, Strength
Garnet comes in a variety of colors ranging from pink to dark red or brown, almost appearing black. It can be found in South Africa, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Myanmar, Scotland,
Switzerland, Tanzania, and the USA (Arizona).
Healing Properties: This stone has long been recognized for its use as an anti-inflammatory and blood-clotting agent. Eases constipation. Purifies, fortifies, and revitalizes bodily systems, especially bloodstream. Physically garnet stimulates your metabolism and regenerated the body, it is strongly connected to the pituitary gland, blood heart, and lungs. Garnet is helpful at purifying, cleansing and elimination that which is in disorder, in the physical, emotional or spiritual bodies.
Magickal Properties
Keeps wife, mother, and family safe. The color red represents profound love. Provides abundance. Increases intelligence. Encourages education, honor, and change. It helps overcome inferiority complex. Enhances self-esteem. Attracts astral forces, Indian Guide and the Great Masters. Promotes truthfulness, healing, and understanding. Balances solitude and peace. Facilitates access to spiritual planes. Nurtures astral travel, clairvoyance. It enhances greater vision, psychic awareness, dreams, and wisdom. It helps deal with death.
Overall:
1st chakra (root) Opens root chakra while drawing earth energy into the body. Stimulates life-force, boosts sexuality, and fertility. Garnets offer nourishing Earth energy to those who need it and is a very powerful first chakra activator. Given as a gift garnet symbolizes true and never-ending love and devotion. Garnet invokes and releases one’s creative ability and inner fire.

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