January Birthstone: Garnet Metaphysical Properties

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Posted on December 20 2018

January Birthstone: Garnet Metaphysical Properties

Garnet is the traditional January birthstone for those born under the sign of Capricorn. In this month's blog, I'm going to tell you all about Capricorns and how wearing Garnet can help them in their everyday lives.

Capricorn Traits

Capricorns are most the responsible and ambitious Astrological sign. They are ruled by Saturn, the arbiter of duty, laws, and circumstance. Capricorn is an Earth sign and often finds their purpose in work and relationships.

This sign is focused on what is worthwhile and does not entertain distractions or frivolous matters. They are realistic, grounded, and wise. They are responsible and serious in everything they involve themselves with - from love, to their careers, to the minutia of everyday life. Capricorn always does their part and can always hold their own.

Wire Wrapped Garnet Ring

Garnet Metaphysical Properties

Garnet is a red gemstone associated with the physical plane. Matters of the physical plane include the body, sensuality, and money. In Hindu thought, the color red is associated with the root chakra and thus with our basic needs such as safety, security in all elements of our life.

Garnet is balancing and stabilizing, providing adding weight or shifting perspective as needed. Those who find themselves too dreamy or flighty may be brought down to Earth with the use of Garnet. It may soothe agitation or excite the senses. It may provide courage to the weary or dissolve the ego of the selfish.

Garnet Benefits For Capricorn

Garnet Mala Stacking Bracelet

Garnet’s myriad of benefits makes it a great companion to Capricorn who is often deeply involved in many things. Fastidious Capricorn can become spread thin, and the healing, protective, and stabilizing properties of Garnet can bring attention to things Capricorn has neglected - such as their own basic needs.

Being an Earth sign, Capricorn is prone to sluggishness and over-indulgence. They may be energized in the presence of Garnet and find the ability to better deal with their vices. Garnet is considered lucky and this aspect may sync up with the goals and ambitions of Capricorn to bring their big dreams to fruition.

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