Ruby Meanings

Life force, courage, passion, strength, enthusiasm, adventurousness, protectiveness

Chakra: Base

Element: Earth

Zodiac Signs: Aries, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius

Birthstone: July, August, December

Wedding Anniversary: 15th,  40th & 52nd year.  60th year – Star Ruby

Number: 3

Ruby Crystal Healing Properties

The Ruby meanings speak of the sensual pleasures of life and teach us to enjoy being in the physical world. Similarly, it is thought to help with recovery from past emotional or physical trauma, supporting healing and promoting vitality. Also, Ruby instils courage and passion. As such, this crystal is a good ally for manifestation and reaching goals. Finally, it is very supportive of the base and sacral chakra and is thought to assist with infertility.

Ruby History and Uses

Ruby is one of the four precious gemstones, along with Diamond, Sapphire and Emerald. It has been revered since ancient times in many cultures as a talisman of protection, passion and prosperity. Ruby represents the irrepressible energy of the sun. It was worn to ward off plague, banish unwanted thoughts, warn of danger, banish bad dreams and resolve disputes. Legend has it that Kublai Khan exchanged one of his cities for a large Ruby. Similarly, Burmese legend states that a Ruby under the skin will make the wearer invincible.

Ruby Geological Description

Ruby is a red variety of corundum, an aluminium oxide with a hardness of 9. The intense red colour comes from Chromium. Rubies have been found in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, India, Brazil and the United States.

Affirmation

I embrace my life with joy and passion.