Alternative Names: Pink Grossular
Origin: Chihuahua, Mexico
Mineral Species: Grossular
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Crystal System: Cubic (Isometric)
Colour: Pale to dark raspberry red-pink
Typical Appearance: Usually dodecahedral or trapezoidal crystals, or a combination of the two.
Birthstone: As for garnet
Chakra Alignment: Heart (emotional)
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the pink-red colour of raspberries.
In addition to the general properties of Garnet, Raspberry Garnet is joyous, playful and dancing. It opens and lights up the heart, and creates a loving connection between the Heart, Third Eye, and Crown Chakras, as well as the Bindu Visarga, drawing the energy down to the Solar Plexus to root it in the physical. Similar to ruby, it energises, fills the body with light, and creates a heart connection with the Divine and our Spirit Guides, as well as aiding communication with the realm of Nature Spirits. Raspberry garnet is not as grounding as other garnets, but makes an uplifting essence. It is safe to use the direct method, unless the specimen is in matrix.