Hessonite Garnet Pendant
Weighs 3.5 grams
Measures 25mm including the bail
Hessonite Garnet is also known as the 'Cinnamon Stone'
Hessonite is a variety of grossular, a calcium aluminium mineral of the garnet group The name is from the Greek 'hēssōn', inferior, in allusion to its lower hardness and density than most other garnet species variety.
Hessonite Garnet represents Rahu, the ascending node of the moon. Its natural significations include worldly desires, worldly benefits, laziness, gratification, and ignorance. It is by nature unpredictable and creates sudden changes and influences, rigidity and passion. It is similar to Sani or Saturn in its nature and influence.
Traditionally, Rahu is known as the "head of the dragon". In the human physiology, Rahu corresponds to the head of the caudate. The caudate is involved in the control of the saccadic eye movements (the abrupt short shifts of focus in the eyes). The caudate influences memory in relation to orientation in space. The caudate is responsible for our ability to change behaviour patterns.
This crystal is also known as Gomedhaka