Ruby is an earth stone. It energizes and activates the mental and emotional body. It enhances self-confidence and your passion for life. It is a protective heart stone that eliminates feelings of hopelessness and defeat.
Ruby provides you with the energies of optimism and determination (great for the business and school world). It is a stone for courage, helping ease anxiety as it brings adventure and opportunities into your life. Use Ruby when you are needing strength and change.
History and Lore:
Royals such as Queen Elizabeth I of England and Queen Mary of Scots wore rubies as a tool for protection. It was believed that rubies would darken (dim) if they were in danger.
During Elizabeth’s claim to the throne and reign over England, she had many assassination threats from groups. Even Queen Elizabeth’s cousin Mary wanted her dead. That is one reason why rubies can be found on the crowns of Royals.
Ancient warriors wore rubies to make them invincible in battle.
Rubies were the most desired gems of European royalty and the upper classes. Medieval Europeans wore rubies to obtain good protection, wealth, wisdom, and success.
Where to Keep It:
- Wear it as a necklace so that it hangs close to your heart
- Wear it on your ring finger, in western culture (European) it is associated with the heart line
- Keep a small piece in your pocket to keep its energy close
- Place in in your office or space of learning (desk) to bring in prosperity and good fortune