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۞ Garnet, AKA Carbuncle, AKA Almandine Garnet, is the Birthstone of Behenian Fixed Star Aldebaran.

۞ Position of Behenian Fixed Star Aldebaran in the year 5760 (2000 C.E.): 9°11′ Gemini.

۞ Garnet is the is the Biblical “Nofech” and the Tribal Stone of Yehuda, which was in the Breastplate of the High Priest.

۞ The Hebrew word “Nofech” means “Scales Stone”. Traditionaly the Garnet/Nofech was used by warriors as a talisman for making their enemies flee before them.

۞ The Midrash Talpiot states that the Garnet/Nofech removes bad thoughts, reinforces vitality, helps the heart and spirit, removes natural slumber, and circumvents epidemics.

۞ Emerald/Bareket facilitates beneficial dreams, bestows wisdom on the foolish and adds a shine to one’s eyes.

۞ Garnet is a Stone of Health, extracting negative energy from the Chakras and transmuting the energy to a beneficial state. [Melody]

۞ Garnet enhances ones internal fire, bringing the creative powers to the stage of implementation. [Melody]

۞ Garnet has also been known as a “Stone of Commitment” – to purpose, to others and to ones self. The loving powers of garnet tend to reflect the attributes of devotion, bringing the love of others to expressions of warmth and understanding. [Melody]