Garnet: The gem of good fortune

It’s the beginning of yet another New Year. And we at GemAtlas thought it apt to begin a new series on another fascinating aspect of gemstones – their astrological significance and benefits for people born during that particular month.

We begin this journey by telling you about the various aspects associated with GARNETS – the birthstone for people born in the month of January. We do hope you find the information helpful in improving all aspects of your life.

PEOPLE BORN IN JANUARY: Ruled by Saturn in the sign of Capricorn, they are among the most practical and ambitious people around. Bestowed with abundant organisational skills and self-confidence, they make for great leaders in all walks of life.

Patience, perseverance and self-motivation are the strengths of individuals born in this month. On the flip side, they can be moody and sensitive and have issues sharing their innermost thoughts with people around them.

ABOUT GARNETS:  The name is derived from the Latin word – Garanatus – which means seed like. Garnets refer to a group of silicate minerals (almandine, pyrope, spessartine, grossular, andradite, mozambique and uvarovite).

Best known for the deep red variety, garnets are in fact found in a variety of colours – from red to orange, yellow, brown, pink, violet, green and even in black. A green garnet of over five carats is said to be rarer than an emerald of the same size.

WHAT THEY SIGNIFY:  Garnets are said to possess strong healing and protective energies and also signify eternal friendship and trust. They are also said to dissipate all feelings of negativity and depression from the mind.

For those in business, garnets are said to attract people to the wearer and enhance their positivity. They also strengthen a person’s survival instincts in times of crisis, protect him/her from negative influences and are ideal for frequent travellers. It is also recommended to keep a few of these gemstones in one’s cash box – to increase prosperity and bring good luck.

FAMOUS PERSONALITIES BORN IN JANUARY: Actors Hrithik Roshan (Jan 10), Deepika Padukone (Jan 5), AR Rehman (Jan 06), Elvis Presley (Jan 8), Swami Vivekananda (Jan 12), Al Capone (Jan 17), novelist A A Milne (Jan 18) and media baron Subhash Chandra Bose (Jan 23) among others.

(Disclaimer: The information provided here is purely for entertainment and reference purposes only.)


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