Minerals (Category B)
Andradite Garnet is a calcium iron silicate, named after the Portuguese mineralogist d'Andrada. It is well-grounded in Earth's elemental colors of green or olive, dark yellow, and black. A spiritual stone of higher thinking and self-empowerment, it is also a stone of strength and safety. Like a forest shields an ebony pool from the summer sun, Andradite offers protection and confidence.
Andradite Garnet is dynamic and flexible, stimulating creativity and attracting into your relationships what you most need for your personal development. Most notably, this mineral works to stabilize and enhance the male qualities of strength, stamina and courage. [Melody, 118][Hall, 137]
All Andradite Garnets possess the metaphysical energies common to all garnets: protection, strength, communication and relationship building. The yellow and darker forms counterbalance sentimentality and emotional clinginess, encouraging equal growth in a relationship. It is helpful to anyone who works alone, and encourages networking and the pooling of ideas. [Eason, 94] The green form of Andradite combines the earth power of Strengtheners with the color rays of growth, awakening, and perseverance, giving us excellent talismans for growing strength and power in both our physical and spiritual lives.