Garnet cleanses and re-energizes the chakras. It revitalises, purifies and balances energy, and inspires love and devotion. Garnet balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony. It activates and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing one courage and hope. It can also help for past-life recall. It Sharpens perceptions of oneself and others and removes inhibitions and taboos. It opens the heart and bestows self-confidence.