Ruby is a red variety of corundum, an aluminIum oxide. It forms in prismatic, tabular, bi-pyramidal or rhombohedral crystals. It can also occur in granular or massive habits.
Until 1800, when Ruby was recognised as variety of corundum, red Spinels and Garnets were also believed to be Ruby. The intense red colour of ruby comes from chromium.
In some Rubies, inclusions of titanium oxide cause light diffusion in cabochon-cut stones that can appear as a six-pointed star, which is called asterism.
Rubies have been mined in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Brazil and the United States.
Ancient legend in Myanmar held that inserting a Ruby into your flesh would make you invulnerable.
In European lore during the Middle Ages, Ruby was believed to convey good health, resolve disagreements and remove negative thoughts. It was long revered as a stone of royalty, and the Chinese Emperor Kublai Khan was said to have offered an entire city in exchange for a huge Ruby.
RUBY And physical health
Ruby can warm and energise even the most sluggish aura , and as such, is excellent for the convalescing or infirmed individual. This stone can assist in healing infections, lower cholesterol, reduce blood clots, detoxify the blood and erase the difficulties associated with going sober. It stimulates the circulation, menses, and the pituitary gland. It is a stone to keep on your person when healing from blood related disorders or blood pressure problems.
Ruby can be used to treat inadequate circulation in the feet and legs. It is often used as a treatment for sexual dysfunction and infertility, It can be used to regulate your weight.
Ruby stimulates the spleen, adrenal glands and the circulation. It will help you overcome infectious diseases such as intestinal infections.
RUBY and your feelings
Rubies are helpful for getting you fired up when you have a blaśe attitude about life. If you have been lacking enthusiasm and generally feel bored, the energy from ruby will get you blood flowing.
Ruby is excellent for those who are repelled by being in a body in the physical world. It can help you feel more engaged in life and more loving toward your physical body and human existence.
Ruby intensifies the emotions and stokes passions. It can be used as a talisman to bring wealth, joy, love, sexual vigour and power.
Ruby offers you healthy tension and dynamism. It is enlivening, rejuvenates, fires you with enthusiasm and lifts you out of lethargy and exhaustion. It has a balancing effect on hyperactivity.
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RUBY and the mind
Ruby increases your passion for life when used with conscious intent. This brilliant red stone is a motivational tool for helping you complete tasks. If you have been procrastinating, this stone gives you that needed jumpstart to begin a task or project. Hold ruby to get your mind wrapped around the idea that it is time to move forward and take action.
It can strengthen and energise the heart chakra, opening blocked channels so that you are able to better send and receive love, courage, confidence, vitality, stamina, strength, leadership and success. If used on the base chakra, ruby can act as an aphrodisiac and it encourages you to get in-touch with the condition and needs of the physical body.
It is an amplifier of energy, both positive and negative, so it should be used with care. This stone has a lot of Yang energy, and can bring anger or negativity to the surface quickly.
Ruby leads to joyful commitment to all social tasks. It encourages you to be awake and aware in thought and action, able to perform well, active, courageous, impulsive and spontaneous,
RUBY and the SPIRIT
Ruby aligns you with higher consciousness. it helps you to be aware of the spiritual and mystical experience that is the unity of the universe. Use this stone to experience spirituality in everyday living.
Ruby teaches you to enjoy being in the physical world. It helps you see the spiritual energy that exists throughout the realm of matter, and offers lessons in mastering the transformation of thought and intent into physical manifestation. Ruby helps you release the physical imprint of past emotional trauma or physical abuse.
Ruby lends style and vigour to life. It bestows passion as a driving force, but still prevents any tendencies towards self destruction in its role as a life loving stone.
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