Garnet Crystals Meanings and Properties
Mineral Species: Garnet Group: garnets have a wide colour range, each due to a slightly different chemical formula, and there are 15 species of garnet
Mineral Group: Silicates - nesosilicates
Chemical Formula: See individual garnets below
Crystal System: Cubic (Isometric)
Colour: Wide colour range
Typical Appearance: Usually dodecahedral or trapezoidal crystals, or a combination of the two.
Birthstone: Aquarius, secondary birthstone for Leo, Virgo, and Capricorn
Chakra Alignment: Depends on colour
Origin of Name & Mythology: Since the Middle Ages, garnet has represented the journey of the soul, and just as polishing a garnet will bring out its inner fire, life's trials and difficulties are seen as a polishing process for the character.
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