Garnet Crystals are dodecahedrons. Like a ball with 12 equal facets which connect to the 12 astrological signs. This is a clue to the main characteristic of Garnet. It is centering and connecting.
The warm & friendly nature of Garnet aids emotional mental integration and regeneration. A healing and strengthening stone to harmonise negative or chaotic energies, chanelling them in a beneficial and healing manner. Garnet endows a personality with charisma, warmth and protective strength.
Generally we think of Garnets as Red stones, but there are greens and oranges too. See below !