Garnet has several metaphysical properties. It is useful for dispelling fear and anxiety disorders, depression, hurt feelings, and other emotional ills. Red garnet also helps manage anger, especially anger toward the self. Garnet is commonly placed under the pillow before sleep to release its curative powers. It is a talisman of protection and unyielding strength, increasing willpower and resistance to all things negative. It aids circulation and all blood related issues.