A Crystal Message About the Healing Properties of Ruby: “Get in touch with your creative fire, your passion, your purpose. Allow me to motivate you to make the necessary changes in your life to better align you with your path and your soul’s calling.”
Colors: Red, Burgundy, Magenta
Associated Chakras: Root (1st), Heart (4th)
Zodiac Signs: Aries, Leo
Companion Flowers: Rose
Companion Essential Oil: Ginger
Companion Stone: Blue Sapphire
Common Origins: Thailand, Cambodia, Burma
Notes: Ruby is a variety of Corundum.
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Cathy Douglas, from my new age shop Mimosa Books & Gifts, had this to share:
Stone Lore: Diamonds are all very well, but according to legend, it’s ruby that is a king’s best friend. In some traditions, ruby makes a king invincible and heal battle wounds; this is one reason why it’s been popular on crowns and other items worn by royalty. Some say ruby originated as the third eye of dragons and wyverns, and sculptors also place one on the Buddha’s brow to represent the third eye and reincarnation. Ruby is not only a stone of power, it’s one that helps its wearer stand up to adversity–various legends say it can staunch bleeding, resist the effects of poison or allow you to live peacefully in the midst of enemies. And as if that weren’t cool enough, ruby can also be used to treat flatulence. How’s that for a range of uses?
Mimosa’s own Kelly Mahieu had this to add:
Are you feeling unmotivated these days? Could you use an energetic kick in the butt to get you moving? If the answer is “yes!” you might want to consider working with a Ruby crystal! Lovely Rubies from India are wonderful for vitality, motivation, tantric energy, and for helping you explore new thoughts and ideas.
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