Mineral Spirit -
The Garnet is the Soulself or seed of self or life stone and in the Medicine Wheel belongs in the South to represent the inner child and our continuous growth and position there during our Earthwalk. As our blood is Garnet red and Garnet grows in seed crystals, I prefer to use the Garnet over the Carnelian for Soulself representation, or root center work although either or both may be used.
The deep red ray of the crystalline Garnet is indeed a great initiator for any project of growth and is the most perfect starter stone for any one to work with or receive. As the red ray is about change, the Garnet is also a good one to use about all conditions of growth. The Medicine of the Garnet is that of Purity of Purpose and in all conditions of being, Growth is the only inevitable condition. Thereby, the Garnet reminds us not only who we are as children of the Great Spirit Father but also of our purpose as to continuously grow as greater expressions of His love in and of us.
The Garnet in my Medicine represents the Soulself or inner child in the physical plane. The Garnet can be used in healing about the liver and spine for good effect as well as the heart and throat, and all areas of the back. The Garnet wears well on all parts of the body but sometimes earrings and rings of any nature are preferred.
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