Ruby is the red variety of corundum (aluminium oxide). It is found in many shades of red depending on the chromium and iron content. It is one of the four most ‘precious’ gemstones along with Diamond, Emerald & Sapphire. All natural Rubies have imperfections within them such as colour impurities and inclusions of rutile. Ruby can also be found as a combination stone with zoisite, fuchsite or kyanite.
Ruby is associated with the root chakra. It is powerful for increasing vitality and the chi (life force energy) in the physical body as well as energising and activating the mental and emotional bodies. It helps with motivation and brings a sense of power, self-confidence and determination, propelling one toward prosperity and achievement. Ruby is a stone of courage and removes a sense of limitation and feelings of helplessness.
Ruby brings together love and passion. It allows one to experience all forms of love as well as helping to increase desire and sexual energy. It can help to deepen a couple’s relationship by supporting faithful commitment and closeness.
Ruby strengthens the heart and stimulates circulation (care should be taken by those who suffer with high blood pressure). It can also help in treating disorders of the heart. Ruby is considered beneficial for the reproductive organs, beneficial during pregnancy and can help with menstruation. It is also said that ruby can be useful in detoxifying the body, blood and lymphatic system as well as stimulating the adrenals, kidneys and spleen.
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Ruby allows the sharing of loving energy despite past hurts, bringing up anger or negative energy for transmutation. It gives the strength to rise from martyrdom and choose whether or not to dwell in anguish, distress, or suffering, and encourages a positive and more courageous state of mind. It brings out the protective aspects of one’s character, inspiring one to step forward and stand up for those who are threatened, be it friends or strangers, children, animals, or the environment. [Eason, 71][Hall, 251][Melody, 573][Simmons, 333]