Garnet is a powerfully energizing and regenerating stone. It cleanses and reenergizes all of the chakras. It revitalizes, purifies, and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. It is said to be able to warn of approaching danger and was long ago carried as a protective talisman. Garnet inspires love and devotion. It balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony. It is a useful crystal to have in a crisis. It is particularly helpful in situations where there seems to be no way out or where life has fragmented or is traumatic. It fortifies, activates and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope into seemingly hopeless situations. It promotes mutual assistance in times of trouble.