Green Garnet Slab - Tsavorite
Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of African Jade, Tsavorite, and Grossular Garnet
Grossular Garnet exemplifies hope, empowerment, and all things nurturing from Mother Earth. In shades as varied as a magnificent sunrise, to the lush and verdant greens of growth and renewal, it is a stone of prosperity and abundance; encouraging gratitude and service to others.
Grossular Garnet is a calcium aluminum silicate, and ranges in color from light to dark yellow, gold, orange, scarlet and red, with the more popular shades being green. Its name is derived from the latin word for gooseberries, because of the light-green similarity of colors to the berries. [Simmons, 166]
As a potent prosperity stone, Grossular Garnet is healing of all limitations on the physical level, in health or wealth. Green Garnet carries an especially regenerative energy, and is excellent for those who’ve had money problems and wish to reform. [Ahsian, 167] As a stone of strength, Grossular Garnet will benefit new business ventures, promoting growth and warm client contact. [Eason, 140] It strengthens stability in lawsuits and challenges, transforming lower forms of response and reaction to loving forms of reply. [Melody, 303]
Grossular Garnet enhances relaxation and going with the flow, and inspires service and cooperation. [Hall, 138] It also injects some romance and fun into an over-practical life, boosting passion and energy in a love weighed down by worry. [Eason, 140]
Tsavorite - pale to emerald green; rare. Tsavorite is the name used most frequently in the USA. In Europe it is called tsavolite. [Eason, 272] It is restorative and freeing, bringing new strength in difficult phases of life. [Gienger,44] From Kenya, this gem-grade Garnet is the most energetically focused of the Grossular varieties. It is a stone of wealth in all its positive aspects–financial, creative, emotional, artistic and even physical health. Attuned to the pure Green ray, Tsavorite rivals emerald in its power and beauty. It can open and cleanse the Heart Chakra, increasing zest and vitality, and inducing feelings of charity and benevolence. Tsavorite can transmit its qualities through the eyes of anyone who sees it, so wearing it in the workplace uplifts everyone who comes in contact. [Simmons, 166]
Grossular Garnet Uses and Purposes - Overview
Grossular Garnet physical healing properties include aiding in recovery of illness or trauma by regenerating new cell growth and stimulating the blood. It also detoxifies and alleviates inflammations throughout the body and boosts the immune and respiratory system.
Grossular Garnet is an excellent crystal to soothe and reduce emotional extremes, encouraging social growth and service to community.
Associated with the Base, Sacral, Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras, Grossular Garnet is a deeply spiritual stone teaching appreciation of abundance, from physical wealth to spiritual connection to the Divine. Meditation with Garnet increases fertility, and Tsavorite facilitates communication with higher spiritual realms.
Grossular Garnet honors three Goddesses, and a vast number of Angels are drawn to its myriad color energies, from lush green rays to the warmest shades of the sun. Garnet is the traditional birthstone of January, and because of its various hues, Grossular Garnet is the natural birthstone of many born from early spring to mid-autumn. Garnet is the zodiac stone for those born under the sign Aquarius, and is an Enhancer Strengthener crystal. Grossular Garnet has the properties of Wood and Fire energies, and is a talisman to attract abundance, joy and health.