Ruby Meanings

Keywords: 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:
Ruby speaks of the sensual pleasures of life and teaches one to enjoy being in the physical world. It can help with recovery from past emotional or physical trauma, supporting healing and promoting vitality. Ruby instils courage and passion, and is a good ally for manifestation and reaching goals. It is very supportive of the base and sacral chakra and can 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 and 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, and 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.