Natural Hessonite Garnet (Gomed): January Birthstone

Natural Hessonite Garnet (Gomed): January Birthstone

Birthstone of January is Garnet. Garnet is suitable for them. It is available in a wide range of different colours. But which is used for astrology purposes is brown colored hessonite garnet. Hessonite garnet has a lot of benefits. Hessonite helps in growth of career.

Gemstones are worn by checking many things; some people wear them after being suggested by astrologers and some worn according to their birthstones. Every gemstone is connected with a different planet. Every month has a suitable planet and gemstone. January is the first month of the calendar and people who are born in January are talkative, curious people and they love to explore new things.

Importance of Hessonite Garnet:

Garnet is a precious gemstone belonging to the grossular garnet mineral family also known as gomed in Hindi. Garnets are available in a wide variety but hessonite garnets of brown colour are worn for astrological benefit. The hardness of garnet is approximately 6.50 to 7.50.

The name of garnet is derived from the Latin word granatus which means “seed” because it looks like pomegranate seeds. According to French, the word “grenat” is used for deep red gemstones from which the word garnet is derived.

From ancient times, garnet has been considered a symbol of love, protection and healing. In the third and fourth century it was used for protection by the people who went on battle for their safe journey. During the middle of age, garnet is hung around the neck for curing sore throat.

hessonite garnet

Astrological Benefits of Hessonite Garnet:

Makes the mind stable: It can be beneficial for confused people. Hessonite garnet helps the wearer to make their mind stable and gets rid from different types of anxiety, depression and tension.

Improve concentration: As you read above it makes the mind stable and free you from various types of tension. A stable mind is able to concentrate. The wearer can be able to concentrate on their work after wearing it.

Protects from negative effects of rahu: Hessonite is connected with the rahu, it is ruled by rahu. Those people who are suffering from the negative effects of rahu are highly recommended to wear it.

Health Benefits: From an ancient time, garnet has been used to cure many health problems.  It has the healing properties for curing diseases like leprosy, varicose veins, fatigue, cancer and many more.

Procedure of Wearing Hessonite Garnet:

Metal: Silver metal is good for it and also highly preferable. Gold and panchdhatu metal are usually avoided.

Weight: Minimum 1/10th of the body weight is worn. For example, a person with a body weight 50 kgs has to wear a minimum 5 carat.

Day and Time: In the early morning after energising it between 6 AM to 9 AM on Saturday.

Finger: Various jewellery can be worn of garnet but if you are wearing it in a ring for astrology purpose then middle finger is good.

Mantra: The mantra you need to use for chanting your hessonite garnet isOm Rang Rahave Namaha”.

How to energise: You have to energise it before wearing, On Saturday you have energised and then wear. For energising you need honey and gangajal. You can also use milk instead of gangajal. Dip your hessonite jewellery in honey and then in gangajal or milk and chant the mantra ‘Om Rang Rahave Namaha’ ‘ॐ रां राहवे नमः’ after this you can wear and avail its benefits.

Quality of Hessonite Garnet:

Origin: Many of the countries provide a wide variety of garnet. But every country has different qualities.  Asia, Africa, Australia and many more countries are there who give you better quality but the best qualities are found in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). The lustre and colour of Ceylon garnet is amazing.

Colour: Usually garnets are of brown colour. Orange and brownish colour lustre is common. Mostly reddish brown are preferable for astrology purposes. But the yellow colored or pale yellow hessonite garnet is avoided, garnet of these colours are not used in astrology.

Clarity: It is common to have normal inclusions in natural stones. Gemstones are found in earth crust so they have some inclusion. These normal inclusions don’t affect their benefits. Hessonite which are clear, transparent and inclusion free are of high quality and rarely found.

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