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Hessonite Meaning & Properties

Hessonite garnet is a yellow to orange, sunburnt orange, and sometimes red calcium-aluminum silicate grossularite member of the garnet family. Hessonite is a power stone, with a meaning of increasing confidence, courage, and willpower to take action to help achieve and succeed.

In this Hessonite profile, we go through:

  • Hessonite Properties
  • Hessonite Meaning
  • Hessonite Metaphysical Properties (Chakras + Healing Properties)
  • Cleansing, Recharging, and Cleaning

Hessonite Properties

hessonite crystal meaning

Hessonite is a grossularite garnet that comes in yellow to orange, a sunburnt orange, and sometimes a deep red color which is why it is sometimes called the Cinnamon Stone.

Hessonite can also come in pinks or even clear, although the orange and red tones are more common. However, all of these colors are rare for being a grossularite as most are green – which Hessonite can also come in green, too.

Hessonite can sometimes be confused for Citrine, Red Topaz, or Orange Topaz. By looking at the stone under magnification, Hessonite garnet has less transparency which can help distinguish it from these other crystals. Also, this crystal has a higher Manganese content, which can help it be disguised if testing is done.

Hessonite Chemical Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3

Hessonite Hardness: 7 – 7.5 (Mohs scale)

Hessonite Meaning

Hessonite, in its cinnamon-colored hue, brings passion and action, warmth and enthusiasm. Its energy instills sturdy confidence and brings clarity of mind to help you conquer any challenge with courage and strength.

A stone that busts through negative energy, hessonite is a garnet variety that helps you express yourself authentically and release all the obstacles along the way to living your divine purpose. 

It aligns your thoughts, words, and actions so that you can get clear on what you want in your life and move swiftly towards it, right through any fears or obstacles.

Hessonite’s energy attracts abundance, wealth, and opportunities, helping you seek out new adventures and challenges that will bring happiness and growth.

When you feel hesitant, resistant, or fearful of the changes you know you need to make in your life, hessonite will help you take your life by the reigns and move into courageous action towards your dreams.

orange hessonite garnet metaphysical properties

Hessonite Metaphysical Properties


A great lower-chakra activator, hessonite works with the root, sacral, and solar plexus chakras. 

As a root chakra stone, this garnet’s energy brings strength, courage, and physical stamina. It helps you stand on your feet and move them into action to take steps towards your goals, despite any fear.

Also a wonderful sacral chakra healer, hessonite enhances creativity and self-expression, connecting you with your passion and desire. It helps eliminate any negative emotions stored in the sacral chakra, such as guilt or shame, instilling feelings of self-worth.

As a solar plexus chakra activator, hessonite boosts self-respect and confidence to help you take action and make bold moves towards what you want to create in your life. This crystal’s energy fills you with a zest for life and an enthusiastic outlook to boost your overall vitality and happiness.

Hessonite’s energies are also very connected with the mind, as the solar plexus chakra has a symbiotic relationship with the third eye. Hessonite helps clear negative and cluttered thoughts from the mind, boosts your connection to your intuition, and sends that inspired energy down into the lower chakras for direct action, to help you make courageous moves guided by your highest wisdom.

Healing Properties


Hessonite dispels negative and low energies and emotions, bringing in joy, passion, and vigor. It’s a great stone to use whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed, uninspired, depressed, or stressed. It will help you release the stagnancy, express your emotions and move them out of your body, and get into action towards making your goals happen.

This is especially helpful around feelings of low self-worth, low self-esteem, or feelings of lack in any area of your life. Hessonite can help clear that fog and heaviness from your energy field and reorient you to the abundance, goodness, and pleasure that can be found in your life right now.


orange cut hessonite garnet properties

A wonderful stone to clear the mind, hessonite dispels confusion and helps you make wiser decisions. It’s a great stone when your mind is focused on all the doubts and fears and it’s blocking you from taking action in life. It will help dispel the doubt and focus your attention on what you want for your life, and how to make it happen. 

Its energy is illuminating and strong, bringing vibrant insights and intuitive guidance down from the mind, into the body where it can be felt and acted upon. Hessonite helps you connect with your higher wisdom and take its advice.


A great healing stone for the physical body as well, hessonite’s connection with the sacral chakra makes it a powerful regulator of hormone production, and it also increases fertility.

A great detoxifying stone, it also helps clear the lymphatic system of negative, stagnant, and deficient energy can assist the liver’s detoxification process, and is a blood cleanser, increasing whole-body well-being.


Hessonite has the ability to deepen your connection to your intuition and help you trust the light and guidance of your own soul. This is how it deepens your self-confidence, passion, and radiance from the inside out, from a true place within you. 

In this way, it also connects you to the abundance, wealth, joy, and love in life that you deserve. It helps you connect with your deeper soul’s desires and take action on them, not just to sit back and daydream about someday in the distant future, but to claim all the beauty,  joy, and light that you desire for your life now.

What is Hessonite Good For?

raw hessonite garnet meaning
  • Inspiring you to take action
  • Increasing confidence 
  • Manifesting your desires
  • Invigorating your mind, body, and spirit
  • Bringing courage, willpower, and direction
  • Connecting to your intuition
  • Helping you achieve and succeed
  • Strengthening self-respect and self-worth
  • Clearing the mind and body of negativity
  • Increasing passion, enthusiasm, and joy
  • Promoting reproductive health
  • Challenging yourself to go for your dreams
  • Making clear decisions
  • Releasing doubt and fear

Cleanse & Recharge

Hessonite can be quickly cleansed simply by running it under water and drying it with a soft cloth.

Or, you can return it to the earth overnight for deep cleansing, laying it on the soil, on the grass, under a plant, or even buried in a safe spot that you’ll remember.

This will allow it to release all the negative and dense energies it has accumulated back into the earth, while also recharging it with life-giving energy so it can continue its healing work with you.

Neat Crystal

I am a Crystal & Gem Specialist with 20 years experience collecting and analyzing crystals and gems. My main focus is on crystal and gem abilities to influence our human experience through energy caused by visual and physical properties of each. I also love to dive into the formation, chemical makeup, and rare impurities found within crystals - a Geologist in training. I started Neat Crystal as a place to jot down my thoughts, notes, and share my knowledge to help others.

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