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Garnet: Folklore, Correspondences, Healing and Magickal Uses

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Written by: Morningbird & MS Team

Garnet is a silicate crystal in hues of red, burgundy and green found throughout the world.

History and Folklore

Is said to turn dull in the presence of danger.

Widely used in the Middle Ages to keep demons and phantoms at bay.

It was also thought to repel insects.

Correspondences for Garnet

  • Angel: Camael;
  • Chakra: Root;
  • Element: fire;
  • Astrological Sign: Capricorn, Aries;
  • Planet: Mars;
  • Sabbat: Yule;
  • Tree of Life: Path 27;
  • Tarot: Strength.


Widely used in the Middle Ages to keep demons and phantoms at bay.

Promises spoken over a garnet are said to never be broken.

Healing and Magickal Uses


Used to increase fertility. Clears negativity in the chakras.


Great balancer of yin and yang energies. Gives courage and hope to its wearer.


Wear as a psychic shield when in crowded areas. Attracts love and passion. Used to protect against all sorts of negativity, particularly theft of possessions or ideas. Square-cut garnets generate success in business. Can aid in past life recall. Can be used to deepen commitment between two people.

Care and Cleansing

Charge or recharge on a moonless or cloudy night.

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I am a homesteading hearth witch who grew up along the shores of the Hudson River and has lived among the Great Lakes for the past 20 years. Together with my musical husband and youngest child, I steward a one-acre mini homestead with herb, vegetable and flower gardens, chickens, ducks, geese and rabbits, and areas reserved for native plants and wildlife. 

I have three children; two are grown, and I have been practicing magick alone and with family and friends for over 30 years.

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