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.
Garnet is the Zodiac stone of Aquarius.
A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. Black Onyx aids the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress, confusion or grief. Black Onyx fosters wise decision-making. Use Black Onyx to encourage happiness and good fortune. Black Onyx helps one to become master of their own future. Black Onyx is a strength-giving stone and can provide support for self-discipline issues. Because it helps to hold physical memories, Black Onyx can be useful in healing old wounds or past life issues. Black Onyx is wonderful for meditation and dreaming. When using Black Onyx for either of these purposes, it is recommended to use a secondary grounding stone in combination with the Onyx.