Almandine Garnet help us to survive

Almandine Garnet Feel Loved Crystals Moonrise Crystals

At Moonrise Crystals we believe that there’s a crystal for every person and every situation. This Almandine Garnet was gifted to a very special person. They were nominated by someone who loves them very much.

He kept it together in 2019.  Thank goodness it’s a new year.  He’s hopeful that this year will be easier.  He wants to hear good news and see positive progress.  Mind you, he won’t complain if things backslide or stay stagnant.  He’s wise enough to know some things you just can’t hurry up or change.  But he really, really hopes that life will be better this year.

Last year he made it through a parent’s nightmare and he didn’t fall apart.  His beloved son was in the hospital for many months and he stayed right next to his kid’s side.  Work and normal life went on the back-burner.  Nothing was more important than being there for his boy.  All the stress and fear of the unknown took a toll on his own health, but he held it together and didn’t complain even once.  Thankfully, his son is home now and recovering.  They’re starting to breathe a little easier.  It’s going to be a happy new year.

His best friend’s wife has been witness to the struggle.  She’s impressed by how he always shows the world a brave and calm face.  She suspects that it took a lot of energy to hold it together last year.  She’s praying that 2020 will be a good year and she wants him to know that he’s got friends he can lean on.  No matter what the future brings, this year or the next, he’s got people who care deeply about him.

Their Stone

Almandine Garnet is a talisman to help us survive stressful times with a calm dignity and great courage.  It helps us to face our fears without giving into panic and to have faith that the future is bright.  It is a stone of new beginnings, helping us to shake off the past and focus on building a life that makes us feel happy, peaceful and whole.  Almandine Garnet counsels us to take life one day at a time and to be patient with the process.  It has a profoundly sensible energy that helps us to keep our balance, even when the world around us feels a little shaky.  When our finances have been stretched, Almandine Garnet attracts wealth and helps us to make smart choices.  It encourages us to have confidence in ourselves, particularly in our ability to figure things out and prioritize correctly.  Metaphysical healers use Almandine Garnet to strengthen the physical body and make it more resilient.  It is said to be especially good for supporting and protecting our physical health during periods of long-term stress.

Healing, Mineralogy, and History

Published July 2014  •  Updated February 2024  •  Read Time: 7 minutes
Almandine Garnet is the most common variety of Garnet and the birthstone for the month of January.  While other varieties come in a range of colors, Almandine are always a deep red or reddish-purple color, that is typically much darker than Ruby and other red jewels.  Garnet’s name is from the Latin word for seed, a reference to pomegranate because garnets are often found clustered together just like pomegranate seeds. Almandine Garnet has a wonderful energy that is both passionate and peaceful, a curious balance that can teach us a unique kind of freedom.  It invites us to follow our heart’s desires, while also be practical and pragmatic. […]

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