The Meaning Of Ruby

Rubies and Sapphires are both forms of the mineral corundum. The deep red color of a good quality Ruby is heartwarming and uplifting to look upon. You can feel the vigor of the energies of this remarkable stone as soon as you touch it or have it near you.

Ruby should be treated with care by over-sensitive or delicate people as its energies can sometimes be over-stimulating and overwhelming. However, if you feel a little sluggish or depleted, Ruby will give you a much-needed boost of vital energy.

Ruby encourages a passion for life, but positively and beneficially, so you do not end up “overdoing” things. It also helps you to set realistic goals and improves motivation.

Ruby is stimulating for the Heart chakra and also for the Base or Root chakra. It encourages you to “follow your bliss.” It also protects the energies and health of your Heart chakra if you find that your Heart energy is being attacked or sucked dry by needy or malicious individuals.

From China to Egypt to Greece and India, virtually every ancient culture developed lore around ruby stones. In both Ancient Greece and India, rubies were said to boil water when they were thrown into it and melt wax when they touched it.

This indicates the association of rubies with both fire and heat (obviously, heat causes both of those things to happen naturally) and with purity. Remember, you need to boil water to purify it! This has led to rubies being associated with moral purity throughout history.

In China, because red is the color of good luck, rubies were said to stimulate innate life force, and they were worn to draw other people to the wearer. They were said to captivate others with the charisma and natural energy of the stone.

Physical Properties

A gem corundum with a dominant red color is a Ruby. Any other color of corundum is a Sapphire.

Metaphysical Properties

Ruby promotes clear visualization and positive dreams. It stimulates the pineal gland, which is responsible for triggering melatonin production during the hours of darkness.

It is a stone of abundance and aids in the retention of finances and passion within relationships.

Ruby promotes dynamic and effective leadership. It is also good for bringing anything negative into the open where it can be dealt with productively.

Ruby is an excellent stone to have in hand if you are in the midst of controversy or conflict, as it will make you strong and protect you from harmful emotions or thought forms that may undermine your position. 

Ruby is a protective stone in many respects, psychologically, emotionally, and mentally and has a reputation for keeping travelers safe.  

Ruby is emotionally dynamic and charges up passion and enthusiasm. It is also a sociable stone that attracts sexual activity. It helps to overcome exhaustion, apathy and lethargy but also calms hyperactivity. 

Rubies are one of the most precious stones in the entire world.

They are among the most highly valued stones in modern society, alongside diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires.

An interesting fact, however, is that ruby stones only became defined by their chemical makeup in the last couple of centuries.

Before that, “Ruby” referred to any red stone and was used interchangeably with the word “Garnet” to describe these stones.

Therefore, describing the history of ruby stones is not as easy as it would seem to be considering their popularity.

Most rubies in modern circulation have been in circulation for centuries, being taken from one piece of jewelry to another.

Varieties of Ruby

Ruby and Sapphire are varieties of the mineral corundum. The only difference between them is their color.

Emotional Healing Powers

Rubies will vastly improve your confidence, your sense of self-worth, and in turn, your ability to act in ways that might feel strange, dangerous, or out of the ordinary.

When you combine them with Mother of Pearl, these stones will help you when you feel lost, apathetic, and disconnected from yourself.

Rubies can help the more soft-spoken among us stand our ground more and not be pushed around or undermined by destructive criticism and negativity.

Ruby is good for countering feelings of martyrdom or victimhood. It brings the strength required for you to choose to live differently and to let go of anguish, despair, anger, suffering, bitterness, or blame. 

Physical Healing Powers 

In terms of physical healing, Ruby is perfect for any conditions of the blood or circulatory system. It detoxifies the blood and stimulates the lymphatic system. It also stimulates the adrenals, kidneys, reproductive organs, and spleen. 

As a blood-stone, Ruby supports and protects the myocardium, the ventricles, and the heart’s coronaries and warms the circulatory system if it is sluggish or slow.

Ruby is beneficial for menstrual disorders and discomfort and calms the symptoms of Menopause.

Ruby can also be used to treat sexual dysfunction, impotence, and infertility. It is helpful during pregnancy and is believed to promote the optimum formation of children in the embryonic state.

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