Ruby Meaning & Properties

Healing Properties of Ruby

Top 3 Benefits of Ruby

  1. Increased energy
  2. Optimism & a spirit of adventure
  3. Confidence & determination to overcome challenges

Passion, courage, vitality, and fortitude are the gifts of the brilliant red ruby. Ruby stimulates and supports the root chakra, the center of your physical connection to the Earth and our ability to survive and thrive.

When the root chakra is out of balance, you can feel weak, dispirited, ungrounded, depressed, or scattered. Ruby energizes and activates this chakra to get you going toward your goals & dreams. If you are struggling with hopelessness or feeling unable to cope, ruby can help you tap into your innate power and fortitude. This resilience is especially needed when you are encountering challenges that make you want to give up. Ruby can help you overcome doubt and anxiety and move forward in the face of fear.

If your challenge is more that you are feeling stuck or bored with life, ruby can bring optimism and sense of adventure, encouraging you to try new things and explore new horizons.

Ruby Mineral & Gemstone Information

Ruby, along with sapphire, are varieties of corundum, a crystalline form of aluminum oxide. Ruby’s color comes from the presence of chromium. Corundum is a very hard mineral, sitting at 9.0 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Therefore it is used industrially as an abrasive. Ruby has been recognized as a precious stone since ancient times.

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