The two Zodiac signs that can be found in the month of July are Cancer and Leo, with Cancer having the larger share of this month. If you are born in either one of them, Ruby is your birthstone.
The word ruby has its origin in the Latin language and it means red. Several centuries ago, people were not aware of the today’s scientific classification of minerals, and the Ruby category had to include many other mineral types, including spinel, garnet and tourmaline of red color.
The chemical composition of Ruby is aluminum oxide. This is the well-known mineral family of corundum, which basically has two most distinguished members: Ruby and Sapphire. Only red corundum specimens are called Rubies, all the other colors, including blue, green, brown, yellow, purple, and black are Sapphires.
Myanmar is the country of origin of the most delicate and highly valued rubies with color that resembles pigeon’s blood. Thailand is another famous location for quality Rubies.
In ancient times, the legends say, Ruby was a self-radiant stone that contained the essence of life in a form of a drop of Mother Earth’s blood. The ancient peoples of the Orient believed that Rubies, in fact, were ripe Sapphires and that when Sapphires were buried in the ground and the required amount of time had passed, they would turn into Rubies.
A popular belief from the Middle Ages was that Rubies could turn their color to darker red or even brown as a warning sign of forthcoming problems and bad luck, so their owners were given enough time to prepare themselves for the future misfortune.
Rubies are believed to be able to increase stamina and mental strength and boost courage. They are thought to eliminate fatigue and depression. They can also awaken passion, including sexual stamina and passion for life, for new experiences and ideas. They stimulate your motivation and creativity and make you truthful while you follow your goals.
Rubies are great stones when you are feeling inert and locked up, unable to make a move toward fulfilling your life goals. With their positive and refreshing energy, they can help you move forward.
Ruby is related to the heart energy center, but it can also stimulate the pineal gland. Ruby is believed to help the blood circulation and blood vessels.
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