Garnet - The Birthstone for January

Garnet is known for its positive influence on the sexual and reproductive organs. It assists in treating hormonal complaints and is said to alleviate symptoms associated with menopause. Similarly, the stone is beneficial in strengthening the body when convalescing after illness as it stimulates and regulates the blood circulation. 
In the psychological domain, garnet is believed to bring inspiration, creativity and motivation. It can help an individual become aware of his or her true aptitudes. The stone generates an optimistic outlook on life and brings good fortune in all areas.