almandine (photo by eurico zimbres (fgel/uerjJ) and tom epaminondas (mineral collector)) stimulates physical vitality and boost our energy, helping us to achieve whatever it is that we need to do. it can be used to help you to understand the truth of all matters, providing the understanding of the higher self and the universal will. it is helpful in the study of astronomy, astrology and mathematics. increases our productivity and helps us to keep focused and get things completed. also has all the properties of garnet.