Ruby is an earth stone that energizes and activates the mind, body, and emotions. It enhances self-confidence and your passion for life. This protective stone enhances you heart’s strength, allowing you to overcome feelings of victimhood and stand tall in your spirit. Ruby also promotes courage and optimism, helping ease anxiety as it brings adventure and opportunities into your life. Use this stone to bring about the strength you need to tackle change in your life.
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 in hue if they were in danger, making them valuable for warning royals of coming assassination attempts. As such, these gems became staples of royal crowns.
Ancient warriors are believed to have worn rubies, thinking their energy would make them invincible in battle.
Medieval Europeans wore rubies to obtain good protection, wealth, wisdom, and success.
Rubies are a red variety of corundum, a rock-forming mineral. It is closely related to sapphire, a blue corundum. They are typically found in the Middle East. At Crystal Life, we sell commercial quality ruby.
Rubies are most commonly associated with the base, sacral, and heart chakras.
You can place this stone in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.
Leo, Cancer, Capricorn, and Aries are all believed to have connections with ruby.
Folklore states that this gem can strengthen the immune system, promote detoxification, and aid the lymphatic system, circulatory system, and adrenals.
Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.
Ruby at Crystal Life
We hand-select all our stones here at Crystal Life. After hundreds of thousands of years in the earth, they are eager to begin work with their new human partners! When stones arrive at Crystal Life they are welcomed warmly by staff members and the store’s resident nature spirits. The stones are energetically cleared on a regular basis, to help them maintain their own inherent peaceful characteristics and personalities while being visited by so many store guests.
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