ruby

ruby is a colossal love attracting gem, an enhancer of passion and a very sensual stone.

colour/appearance:

red, pink-red, brown-red, purple-red

sources:

burma, thailand

cleansing:

cleanse with running water method

energize on an amethyst cluster or in moonlight during full moon

planet(s):

mars, sun

zodiac:

cancer, leo, scorpio (sagittarius)

element(s):

earth, fire

chakra(s):

root, heart

best combined with:

feng shui use:

northwest (father/helpful people)

southeast (self-worth/wealth)

southwest (relationships/loyalty)

northeast (wisdom)

any negative direction (protection)

physical:

treats disorders of the throat, especially those caused by a difficulty expressing oneself through a physical body. removes retained or excess fluid

ruby works with the flow of blood as an aid to circulation, it aids the cleansing and removal of infection or germs in the blood.

emotional:

allows you to face old fears and put them behind you

helps mental concentration

improves success in bringing disputes to a resolution with gentleness and without violence

helps sexual love to be more passionate

gives self-confidence and a sense of adventure

spiritual:

stimulates the heart chakra

protects us from unhappiness and distressing dreams

helps move us towards the nurturing side of ourselves, thus bringing spiritual wisdom, health, knowledge and wealth

brings stability to our financial status and security< bring light to the darkness in our lives, helping us change our world and bring creativity

locations and rituals:

given as a gift, the ruby is a symbol of friendship and love

persons lacking in self-love should have and mediate on the ruby

the ruby may be worn in jewelry, but never close to the solar plexus, as the ruby has a disquieting effect upon it. in a ring wear it on your left hand

placed under a pillow the ruby may ward off bad dreams.