Garnet (meaning): It is a stone of cheaper variety and is of red or dark red or of red-brown color. It is good for those born in the month of January or those who have their birth number as 1 or 9. It can be worn with considerable advantage by ladies having a delicate health. It protects the wearers from nightmares and unexpected untoward happenings and is good for children too. The ancient Egyptians used garnets as an antidote for snake bites and for food poisoning. It can also be used with considerable advantage by heart patients or those under stress or strain. It relieves tensions and gives rest and relaxation.

Garnet is also a recommended stone for ladies having birth numbers 4 or 8 or those ladies, who suffer from body pains, headaches etc. It should be worn around neck. It is also effective in case of blood pressure.

Garnet stone is associated with gentleness, affectionate nature, kind heartedness, sincerity, frankness, charity, constancy and truthfulness.

Garnet gemstone can also be used by politicians, surgeons, defense personnel and those in the services with advantage. It is also good for those who seek political patronage. It can be used by those having their birth numbers 1 or 9 provided their birth dates do not have two or more zeros (example 10.7.1950). It can also be used by those natives having birth number 2, but occupying number 1 position in large organizations. The use of this stone under proper guidance can ensure them long, fruitful and uninterrupted careers.

It has also successfully been used in case of cancer patients, but its efficacy is not 100%.