Ready for a summer extravaganza? Ruby is on the call to deliver. In July, we cast our eyes on one of the most precious gems in the world, bested only by the diamond. Rubies come in various red shades and sometimes in purple to represent love, passion, vitality and excellence. But let's not stop here—time to learn more about this natural stone and all its health and spiritual properties.
Ruby and the Zodiac Signs
As you already grasped, ruby is the birthstone for July. But during the 7th month of the year, there are 5 other gemstones associated with it - carnelian, onyx, sardonyx, sapphire and turquoise. And they are all so beautiful and potent.
Cancerians are spoilt for choice when it comes to the Zodiac signs. Apart from ruby, their birthstones were moonstone, emerald and pearl. Ruby, as the stone that embodies love, perfectly fits the romantic nature of those born under the sign of Cancer.
Ruby and The Chakras
Ruby is not only wonderful but rare and powerful. It holds a special place in Ayurvedic teachings and the Hindu culture. The stone is closely connected to the root chakra and the heart chakra. It has the power to transform negative emotions with low vibrations, like anger and frustration, into a positive stream of energy. It amplifies the bio-magnetic field around the body.
When you meditate with ruby you can repeat this mantra: "With a focused and calm mind, I seek my truth".
Health Benefits of Ruby
Rubies are used in traditional Indian medicine, which is based on nature. They revitalise the body and mind, overcoming fatigue, loss of focus and anxiety. Red rubies also help cure inflammatory diseases due to the high chromium contents in the stone. Many natural healers recommend using rubies to combat blood pressure issues and heart or lung problems.
For the ladies, this gemstone could be heaven-sent. It is known to relieve menstrual pains, cramps, and other symptoms associated with that particular time of the month. Women suffering from irregular periods, who are trying to conceive should wear ruby waistbands or meditate with a ruby placed on their root chakra.
When to Give Ruby as a Present
Going for a birthday party this month? Treat your friend with a piece of ruby jewellery. Traditionally, rubies are given on the 40th wedding anniversary. What a blessing to have found that one person with whom you can go through life's joys and sorrows! Ruby, as rare and beautiful as it is, is a perfect reminder of a strong love that withstands the trials of time.