RubyJune 6, 2016
Key words Life force, courage, passion, strength, enthusiasm, adventurousness, protectiveness
Chakra Root (1st)
Ancient legend in Burma held that inserting a Ruby into one’s flesh would make one invulnerable. In European lore during 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.
They are powerful tools for stimulating the root chakra and bringing additional life force and vitality into one’s being. Wearing Ruby has the effect of energizing and activating one’s physical, metal and emotional bodies. Rubies enhance one’s passion and fortitude allowing for the whole hearted pursuit of one’s aspirations. They eliminate feelings of hopelessness for defeat from one’s thoughts, and they open the wellspring of optimism and determination needed to accomplish difficult goals. They impart a feeling of power to the wearer, improving self-confidence and adventurousness.
Rubies vibrate with an enthusiasm for life, instilling an openhearted willingness to make whatever leaps of faith are required to move forward. If one feels stuck in any sort of rut – in career, in relationships, or in one’s spiritual path – Ruby can provide the energy to get things moving. This stone is a magnet for novelty and adventure. Its vibrations seem to attract opportunities for unexpected shifts of scenery and/or situation.
Ruby is a stone of courage. It assuages doubt and assists one in dealing with anxiety. It helps one become comfortable with the unknown and teacher one not to fear death. Ruby’s message is “Better to die than not to live”. With its magnetism for novelty and synchronicity, Ruby often brings one into situations in which one must face old fears. (Think of rock climbing, parasailing, public speaking, etc.) Yet it also teaches one to enjoy the thrill of such confrontations. Courage, after all, is not the absence of fear – it is moving forward in the face of fear. Ruby inspired you to keep going.by
Ruby inspires the protective aspects of one’s character. It encourages one to step forward and stand up for those who are threatened, whether they be friends, children, animals, trees, a homeless stranger or victims of war in another country. It prods one to speak truth to power, even when one may feel vulnerable. It compels one to ‘rock the boat’ if the captain is corrupt. Ruby helps you to be the kind of person you would look up to.
Ruby is a traditional prosperity stone. It assists one in meeting one’s needs on all levels of being and is particularly good at attracting wealth. It stimulates sexual energy and desire and can aid one in overcoming sexual dysfunctions and some types of infertility, so it makes a perfect gift for someone in touch with their sexuality who needs a helping hand – that, and perhaps a link to tubev.sex to sweeten the deal.
It is excellent for grounding and can be used to counter spaciness, dizziness, and other symptoms of energetic overload. It is an excellent support in times of stress or when one must go the extra mile before having the opportunity to rest.
Ruby speaks of the sensual pleasure of life – of beauty and the expression of one’s creative energy. It is a powerful stone for those who are trying to develop a more loving attitude toward their physical bodies and can be a great help in regulating the metabolism. It encourages one to express love for oneself by taking care of the physical vehicle. For this reason, it can also be a great support for those who are in recovery from addiction or self-abuse.
Ruby teaches one to enjoy being in the physical world. It helps one perceive he 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 one release the physical imprint of past emotional trauma or physical abuse from the cellular record.
Ruby is excellent for those repelled by being in a body in the physical world. It can help one feel more engaged in life and more loving toward one’s physical body.
Ruby can be used to treat inadequate circulation or energy flow in the feet and legs. It is often used for treatment of sexual dysfunctions and infertility. It can be used to assist in weight regulation, particularly where excess weight is held in the body in order to ground one in the physical world.
I embrace my life with fierceness, passion and the courage to accomplish all that I will to do.