When Dorothy whispered, "There's no place like home," and followed it up with three clicks of her ruby slippers, little girls around the world were captivated. For generations, they emulated Dorothy believing that those magical Ruby slippers would ward off the wicked witch of the west and bring them to a happy place.
Little did they know that art has been imitating life for centuries. Not only do Ruby gemstones continue to have an ethereal beauty, but potent crystal energies have been and are still being used to ward off negativity.
Hollywood would follow, and celebrities like Naomi Watts, Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansen, and Taylor Swift would wear this precious gemstone on the red carpet and even in their day-to-day lives. But, did they know the powerful properties of these gemstones? Or that royalty far before their time also coveted these gemstones for reasons beyond just the beauty they possessed, but the belief of power they yielded too?
Let's hope so because here are some fascinating facts about Ruby, July's birthstone you should know too, and how it affects all zodiac signs positively. Let's get into some fascinating facts first, shall we?
The Power Of Ruby Stones
For millennia, cultures worldwide were drawn to rubies' allure and mystical energies, and America would follow suit.
Let's dig into a tad bit of history that has led us to one of the most popular gemstones to date. Thousands of years ago, Rubies were believed to be derived from a drop of blood brought about by our beloved Mother Earth, and within it was the essence of life.
Some believed that when this vibrant red stone grew darker, it was a warning that danger was near and would become revered as the "stone of prophecy." Rubies would become a talisman for good luck and fortune and were also believed to bring more courage to the wearer, stronger mental strength, and give them the stamina to fight off evil. Great warriors and emperors would embed Ruby into their armor.
To this very day, every bit of that is still the truth of what many cultures believe, including helping with depression and chronic fatigue. This mega gemstone/mineral is also knowns to increase one's passion and sensuality in the bedroom and an overall zest for stimulating creativity, motivation, and brilliant new ideas.
The Ruby is a gemstone that encourages the wearer to live fully and embrace whatever happens. It allows them to see their strength and potential from the perspective of their own heart. The Ruby has long been representative of romantic love. For thousands upon thousands of years, Rubies were considered the stone of love energy and romantic relationships. In the 1800s, famous French jewelry designers would tout the gem as the "dearly loved stone."
Time wouldn't douse the passion and possession of this fire-red stone. On the contrary, when worn, blood-red Ruby stones were said to increase energy to where a vital life force was restored. And then would be coveted as the stone of courage and absolute power in conquering the fear of evil. Hence, Ruby is deemed the most precious gemstone by the Bible and the ancient Sanskrit writings. Indeed, upon discovering each Ruby crystal, the Indian Emperor would give a special royal welcome to this King of Gemstones.
Ruby is extremely rare, and one of the most valuable precious gemstones, and offers the most breathtaking variance of colors because it is stimulated by nature. It is the world's most legendary red gem, and its colors range from blood red to orange-red to various shades in between. Some ruby specimens have been seen to have almost purplish tones while casting a color saturation of the deepest red.
Physically, rubies are thought to energize and balance, stimulate the heart chakra and encourage a passion for life, but never in a self-destructive way. They overcome exhaustion and calm hyperactivity. They detoxify the body and blood and treat fevers, diseases, and restricted blood flow. These gemstones were also used for the heart and circulatory system and stimulate the adrenals, kidneys, reproductive organs, and spleen.
Emotionally, it is believed that rubies improve motivation and the setting of goals. They promote positive dreams and clear visualization and aid in retaining wealth and passion. They also promote dynamic leadership. They bring a positive and courageous state of mind, one that is sharp, hyper-aware, and concentrated. They make you stronger during times of controversy or dispute and shield you against physical attack. Ruby is also said to be a settler of disputes, having the power of reconciliation. Ruby is dynamic and brings about passion and enthusiasm, attracting sexual activity.
Ruby's uplifting and vital nature is an encouragement to live fully and embrace the joy of life that is missing. Ruby allows the fire of passion and love to advance. It helps to bring down the walls we build around us to keep others out.
What other positive energies do Rubies emit?
- Their positive energy can help you unlock your potential and feel optimistic about reaching your goals.
- Related to the heart chakra, they are believed to help circulate the blood and stimulate the pineal gland, also known as the "Seat Of The Soul," and thereby increases melatonin.
- Ruby gemstones/minerals properties helps overcome exhaustion.
- Associated with the signs Sagittarius, Aries, Scorpio, and Leo, this sunstone brings love, warmth, and even ignited fire energy in love to all zodiac signs.
- Rejuvenates the soul, which inspires more positive emotions and connects you with your higher purpose.
- Raises self-esteem and intuition.
- Guides in spiritual wisdom.
Extraordinary Metaphysical properties of the gemstone/mineral Ruby:
While we've begun to understand that Rubies are associated with fire and sun, they tend to reverberate with lower energy frequencies, making them known as "warding stones," meaning they can ward off negative energies and bring about a sense of warmth and healing.
The two zodiac signs associated with Ruby are the highly intuitive and empathic Cancer and radiant and influential Leo. Therefore, every zodiac sign can benefit significantly by wearing Ruby encrusted bracelets and necklaces.
What else should I know about these vibrant gemstones/minerals?
- Ruby has become famous as a stone for bringing forth passion in relationships.
- Rubies are an excellent stone for building a positive relationship around finances and prosperity.
- Ruby promotes dynamic and effective leadership by boosting self-esteem.
- Ruby has become one of the most popular girl names to date. Little fun fact.
- Rubies are still one of the most precious stones in the entire world.
The beauty of the gemstone/mineral Ruby is that you can wear it all year, and no matter what your birth sign, it is beneficial to you for various reasons mentioned in this article.
Whether you love to dress up or are more apt to wearing jeans, going to work, on a date, or out to play, royal and radiant Ruby can be worn daily and with any outfit, encouraging you to enjoy life with passion and love.
Much love from your Karma and Luck family.
Written by: Nadine Christine Hamdan