Aries and Ruby, spicing up life
The Aries-born, through Mars as this zodiacs ruler, is blessed with vitality and vigour. Aries goes through life impulsively, contradictory, stubborn and obstinate. Aries beliefs to be something special which he uses to justify his dominance making dealings with this combative character not always a walk in the park. If you are looking for a challenge, take an Aries as partner. Aries are usually faithful and do not favour superficial or loose relationships. Thanks to their robust nature Aries are tough, but caution is advised because the intransigence of this Zodiac very often results in stress and exhaustion. To support the inner balance, strength and energy of Aries-born, the ruby is the gemstone of choice. In medieval times, the gem was regarded as a symbol of life and love. His intense ruby red colour is owed to a small amount of chrome in its composition.
As a healing stone the ruby is used for all kinds of inflammation and will also bring on menopause symptoms and hormone fluctuations relief. Because it stimulates the metabolism, it promotes vitality and energy in life. On spiritual basis, ruby stokes the fires in the Aries-born and bestows self-confidence in their own creativity and imagination at the same time ensuring that every now and then the occurring choleric outbursts of this spirited character are somewhat mitigated. The ruby is assigned to the corundum group, and is one of the hardest minerals. The gemstone, according to legend, is due to its colour, seen as symbolizing the blood of the earth, and thus life and love. In ancient times, the ruby has been revered as the “mother of gemstones”. It is no wonder, therefore that Aries women get in rapture at the sight of a ruby, as it is a symbol of deep and passionate feelings.
The Chinese Emperor Kublai Khan was said to have offered an entire city in exchange for a sizable Ruby.
Ruby Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy
Ruby carries the frequency of the enlightened Base Chakra, stimulating the flow of life-force energy or chi through the body. It strengthens the ability to meet one’s needs and manifest one’s desires, and is powerful in activating the kundalini.
When physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. When its spiritual energies are out of balance, one will feel flighty, disconnected from reality, and distant. When the Base Chakra is in balance, the physical body regains its strength and stamina, and the spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one’s own power. It often leads to independence and spontaneous leadership.
A ruby is a pink to blood-red coloured gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). The red colour is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. The ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with the sapphire, the emerald, and the diamond. Prices of rubies are primarily determined by colour. The brightest and most valuable “red” called pigeon blood-red, commands a large premium over other rubies of similar quality. After colour follows clarity: similar to diamonds, a clear stone will command a premium, but a ruby without any needle-like rutile inclusions may indicate that the stone has been treated. Cut and carat (weight) are also an important factor in determining the price. Wikipedia reference
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References: Wikipedia; Judy Hall – The Crystal Zodiac (use birthstones to enhance your life) 2004