Garnet is used to increase one’s passion and desires, in part by building one’s self-confidence, inspiration, and creativity. A stone of health, it extracts negative energy from the chakras and transmutes in to the positive. Also known as the stone of commitment, to a purpose, other person or oneself. Provides a loving devotional energy that brings warmth and understanding. In Vedic Astrology, it is considered the Sun stone for vitality and confidence.