July Birthstone: Ruby, Cancer: June 22 – July 22

Cancer: Ruby June 22 – July 22

The ruby is the hardest gem. Like the Crab that signifies Cancer. Its hard exterior protects an inner beauty that exists nowhere else. When the Crab wears a ruby, a protection of your feelings occurs, allowing you to be yourself.

Ruby: The red variety of Corundum (blue corundum known as sapphire). Ruby is a powerful heart stone, opening and activating the Heart chakra. Ruby protects against the loss of heart energy and dissolves emotional congestion. A powerful healer. Ruby heals and balances emotions, making the holder more emotionally aware. As well as helping them to connect with others with emotion. The intense and vivid energy of Ruby stimulates loving emotions. helps with the expression of love and can help states of passion and bliss.

Ruby helps us to see the true nature of love and reveals the Divine Love in everything in the Universe. Ruby helps to gather and amplify energy. Aiding in opening the doorway to spiritual knowledge. Ruby is a wonderful stone for students as it stimulates deep mental concentration.

Ruby is a very protecting gemstone to use when shielding against unwanted energies. Such as emotional or psychic intrusions. Ruby is also a stone of plenty and success in business.

Physical, use Ruby to warm the extremities, increase circulation and fight infection. Ruby is beneficial for male impotence as well as female infertility. It helps with pre-menopause symptoms and balancing menstrual cycles.

Though Ruby has a long history, it wasn’t recognised as a variety of corundum until 1800. Before that, red spinel, tourmaline, and garnet were also believed to be Ruby. Even the Black Ruby, one of the famed crown jewels of England. Was considered one of the largest cut rubies until it a test found it to be spinel.

Primary Chakra: Heart.
Secondary Chakra: Root.
Astrological Sign: Aries, Cancer, Leo, Sagittarius, Scorpio.
Mohs Scale: 9
Colour: Red.

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