Garnet is a very balanced stone, committed to helping you reach that same level of balance. It is capable of calming or igniting passion, depending on the circumstance. It is the perfect aid in times of crisis, strengthening your survival instincts, while bringing courage and hope. It is largely connected to the sacral chakra helping to balance sex drive, wants and desires. It helps boost self-confidence and removes old thought patterns that are harmful. For a very long time, Garnet has been worn as a protective talisman and is said to warn of approaching danger. Garnet will also heighten the attributes of any stone paired to work beside it.