GARNET January birthstone The Stone of Health Garnet is The Stone of Health. It extracts negative energy from the chakras, and transmutes the energy to the beneficial state. It revitalises, purifies, and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. It is a useful stone to have in a crisis, particularly in situations where life has fragmented or is traumatic. It activates and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope to seemingly hopeless situations. Garnet is also known to be The Stone of Commitment - to purpose, to others and to yourself. It inspires love and devotion, bringing expressions of warmth and understanding.