Garnet is a powerfully energizing and regenerating stone, it cleanses and reenergizes the chakras. It balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. It inspires love and devotion, balances sex drive, and alleviates emotional disharmony. It is protective and useful to have in crisis and heals at a cellular level. It strengthens the survival instinct and brings courage and hope. It opens up the heart and bestows self confidence.