Garnet is the birthstone for January. Garnet can also be used to find a little boost in energy when you need it, or represent the element of fire. Garnet is believed to release bad karma, vitality and bringing order to chaos. Garnet is used in protective magic. Wear garnet to repel insects, repel negativity, enhance strength, endurance, vigor, and increase aura shielding. The energy of this stone is more potent and closer to its elemental roots in its unprocessed raw form.