Ruby Meaning and Benefits
~ July Birthstone ~ Properties ~ Ruby Meaning ~ Benefits ~ Healing ~
For all those born in the month of July, your Birthstone is Ruby
It is also one of the zodiac stones for those born under the sign of Cancer,
between June 22 and July 22.
Ruby Meaning – General Information.
Ruby is a pink to blood-red coloured gemstone. It is a variety of Corundum and belongs to the Trigonal or Rhombohedral crystal system. It has a Mohs hardness of 9. Ruby is also seen in transparent to opaque gemstones with an orangey-red through to a purplish red colour.
The name Ruby comes from the Latin word rubeus, meaning “red”. Ruby has accrued special and symbolic meaning throughout time. Through the ages, it has represented nobility, purity, and passion. Even from ancient times through to the modern day, their value continues in cultures around the world.
Rubies are highly prized crystals used in technology. Such as in watchmaking, medical instruments, lasers and microscopic equipment.
Ruby Meaning – History.
Ruby is a stone of nobility, considered to be the queen of stones and the stone of kings. Ancients believed it is a most virtuous stone, with its value exceeding even that of the Diamond. Allegory has it that the Chinese Emperor Kublai Khan offered an entire city in exchange for a sizable Ruby. Since ancient times, Rubies make perfect wedding stones.
Ruby has always stood as a talisman of passion, protection and prosperity. Also, revered throughout history as a symbol of the sun. Though never believed, an old saying has it that a Ruby cast into the water would make it boil.
In olden times people wore it as a charm or amulet to ward off plague and pestilence. Also, to warn its wearer of impending danger, keep the body safe, and banish sadness and foolish thoughts. Moreover, the belief was that it would bring its owner peace, to help resolve disputes, drive away frightful dreams, and restrain lust. Burmese legend declares inserting a Ruby under the flesh would make one completely invulnerable.
Ruby Meaning – Metaphysical Benefits.
Ruby is known for its intense and vivid energy. This crystal encourages you to follow your bliss. It brings integrity, devotion and happiness, and also enhances generosity and brings prosperity. Ruby brings and increases romantic love, as well as confidence, loyalty, and courage.
It encourages a clear mind, and increased concentration and motivation. Also bringing a sense of power and self-confidence and determination that overcomes timidity and drives you towards achievement.
Acknowledged as a very protective stone of your home, worldly possessions, children, and also to provide psychic protection. It is a stone of high energy and power that also promotes healing on all levels. Ruby has an association with the root chakra and brings powerful energies of vitality and survival. It increases vitality and chi, the life-force energy, throughout your physical body and into the spirit.
Ruby is useful to activate the kundalini and to increase desire and sexual energy. It also has an association with love, especially faithfulness, passionate commitment, and closeness.
Ruby Meaning – Healing.
Ruby instils stamina, vitality and strength, it also re-energizes you after exhaustion. As it is very stimulating, Ruby can be used to promote energy throughout the entire energetic system. It also helps to reduce negative thought patterns and encourages self-nurturing in those with a poor self-image.
Suitable for removing blocked energies in the reproductive system. Also aids in balancing your blood sugar levels. It also acts as a “plug” for holes in your energy field. A wonderful stone for the 1st chakra, as it stimulates your basic survival instinct. It strengthens both the physical and emotional heart.
Helpful in detoxifying the body, blood, and lymph, and is also helpful in treating fever and infections. It stimulates the adrenals, kidneys and spleen. Also aids inadequate circulation or energy flow in the feet and legs. It may also be useful in weight control, particularly when emotional eating is a cause.
Tips for using Ruby.
- Wear or carry Ruby to overcome exhaustion and lethargy.
- Hold a Ruby to stimulate circulation and amplify energy and vitality to your whole system.
- Worn during lovemaking, Ruby can help to restore and maintain passion. It is also excellent for increasing the odds of conception.
- Keep Ruby nearby to sharpen your mind and convey heightened awareness and excellent concentration.
- Carry a Ruby to promote a courageous attitude.
- Ruby helps reduce the fear of the paranormal and evil.
- Keep a Ruby under your pillow to banish nightmares and guard against psychic and psychological attacks.
- Have a Ruby in the house to help shield and protect it from fire and also intruders.
- Wear discreetly to stay safe at night.
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Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.