Crystal of the Month
July Crystal of the Month Ruby
Crystal Meaning: The Ruby's rich red color speaks of love and passion and fire. Some have said that the July birthstone gets its color from an everlasting eternal fire, which cannot be extinguished. This makes it the perfect representation of eternal love. Ruby is an excellent stone for energy and balances vigor in life. It can sometimes over-stimulate in delicate or irritable people. It improves motivation and helping to setting realistic goals.
The ruby is considered to be the most powerful gem in the universe, and is associated with many astral signs. To own a ruby is said to have contentment and peace. Placed under a pillow the ruby may ward off bad dreams. Given as a gift, the ruby is a symbol of friendship and love. The ruby is also the symbol of vitality and royalty. Rubies and Sapphires are scientifically the same stone, differing only in color. The ruby is also linked to the star sign Aries.
Magical Use: Ruby is the good luck stone of love, encouraging sensitivity in relationships. Symbolizes love and passion. Associated with vitality and strong feelings. Can also be used on the root and heart chakras. Said to balance the heart and encourages “following your bliss”. It is a powerful shield against a psychic attack. Promotes positive dreams, helps clear visualization and encourages removal of negativity. The mind seems to stay sharp and heightened awareness is stronger. Ruby activates the crown chakra, creates a altered state of consciousness to spiritual learning. Helpful in soul healing and past-life work. It amplifies the bio-magnetic field around the body.
Healing Use: Healers have used rubies to cure various ailments, such as indigestion and helps circulation. Ruby promotes sexual energy and strengthens the body’s immune system against infectious diseases. Fortifies the heart circulation and combats low blood pressure. Helps alleviate exhaustion and lethargy. It stimulates the adrenals, kidneys, reproductive organs and spleen. Some say that it allows them to overcome fear.
How to use: Ruby rings should be worn on the left hand so as to receive the life force and have protection. Also can be worn on the ankle or as a necklace dangling around the heart - try not to wear the necklace to low, does not work well with the solar plexus.
How to Cleanse: Ruby should be discharged twice every month under running water and charged in sunlight for two hours.
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