This magnificent red stone is well known as a stone of nobility, and legends say that Chinese Emperor Kublai Khan offered an entire city for a sizable ruby. So of course, nobility, royalty is something very much connected to Sun in astrology. And it’s red color hides a connection between Mars & Sun (Sun is exalted in Mars sign of Aries).
Ruby is known as queen of stones and stone of kings. It was always associated with passion, protection and prosperity.
Certain legends claim that it symbolizes Sun, and it’s glowing hue suggests an inextinguishable flame within the stone that legends claim would shine even through the thickest clothing and would not be hidden; if Ruby were cast into water it would cause it to boil, and if carved and pressed into wax it would melt the wax. (source: crystalvaults.com)
Wearing this stone as an amulet or charm would ward off plague and pestilence, kept the body safe, warned its wearer of impending danger, and banished sadness and foolish thoughts.
Burmese legend declares inserting a Ruby into the flesh would make one completely invulnerable. It’s also reputed to bring its owner peace, restrain lust, drive away fearful dreams and to help resolve disputes.
In antiquity Rubies were considered to be perfect wedding stones, as they were often associated with promoting fidelity and sparking passion between lovers, especially in commitment and closeness.
Natural Ruby is one of four precious stones including (Diamond, Emerald and Sapphire). Ruby is red Corundum, an aluminum oxide mineral with chromium – responsible for it’s rich and red color.
- overcoming exhaustion and lethargy
- stimulates circulation and vitality
- calms hyperactivity
- helps one increase creativity
- increases bravery
- good for maintaining passion in relationships
- good for wearing during love making
- helps developing psychic abilities (Apollo)
- increases concentration
- increases chances of conception
- guards against psychic attacks
- increases success and trust in own abilities
- good for blood and heart
- good for myocardium (heart muscles and veins)
- regulating menstrual flow
- good for reproductive organs
- good stone for children and to wear during pregnancy (along with stones associated with Moon)
CHAKRA: Base chakra (Root chakra)
ASTROLOGY: Lilly gives it influence of Sun. So of course Sun sign of Leo is mainly associated with ruby. But also, Leo’s opposite sign of Aquarius is also included here. And Sun’s exaltation sign of Aries, and sign of Sun’s fall Libra are some of the signs included. Sagittarius also by fire triplicity. And of course, everybody else who wants to increase vitality, creativity and passion.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF RUBY:
- CATEGORY: oxide mineral variety
- FORMULA: aluminum oxide with chromium Al2O3: Cr
- CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Triagonal
- COLOR: Near colorless through pink through all shades of red and deep crimson
- MOHS SCALE OF HARDNESS: 9 (comparison: Diamond is 10)
Post started: Sun day, Sun hour
Post finished: Sun day, Mars hour
Sources: wikipedia.com, crystalvaults.com, pinterest.com