~ Courage, life force, passion ~
Ruby, one of the most prized gems in the world, is a mineral in the corundum group, an aluminium oxide with a hardness of 9. Its name comes from Latin, Rubeus, for the colour red. Fine pieces are found in Burma, India & Thailand.
Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that Ruby is a stone which can enhance our courage & passion. It is said to initiate the Kundalini & to increase one's supply of life-force energies. Ruby is recommended for clearing blockages, for arousing sexual energies, and for transmuting them for spiritual purposes.