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Ruby is a Seeker Transformer Crystal. Seeker Transformers are talismans used when the desire is to find a way to transform a part of one's life to a more desirable state. Seekers are used when we need some help to find a new path, a new approach, or in any quest to gain that which we desire but do not yet possess. When they possess the Earth Power of the Transformer, they form crystals that are excellent for seeking new capabilities that will transform some part of our life.
Dark Red Ruby crystals are primarily used for their Seeker power. They should be carried on your person or worn to help you focus the Universal Life Force on specific efforts to find new paths in life.
With its dark red color, Ruby is the natural birthstone of people born in mid Autumn, from 22 October through 20 November.
Ruby is the traditional birthstone of those born in the month of July.
Red Ruby is used in devotions and in seeking aid from Befana, the Italian Goddess of Twelfth Night, and Sekhmet Egyptian Goddess of War.
The Ruby is associated with the area between the First (Base) and Second (Sacral) Chakras. It is used for spiritual healing of issues related to conflicts between emotions and one's basic instincts. Use this to focus the Universal Life Force on finding the strength to deal with the complexities of the modern world and bring balance to your life.
Ruby is associated with CAPRICORN (21 Dec - 21 Jan). Wikipedia tells us "capricorn (♑) is the tenth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Capricornus. In western astrology, this sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Capricorn is considered a "feminine", negative (introvert) sign. It is also considered an earth sign and one of the four cardinal signs. Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn. Being the tenth sign of the zodiac, Capricorn has been associated with the astrological tenth house."
With its fire energy, ruby is the color of richness and luxury in traditional Feng Shui. However, too much red leads to restlessness and over stimulation. Use scarlet and red with caution – they are best as an accent and accessory. Use red and scarlet crystals in rooms in which children play, and freely in rooms where energy levels are focused on activity. Dining rooms and kitchens benefit from red crystals. They allow the free flow of energy that is important in these areas. Avoid using red or scarlet crystals in the East, or Southeast of your home. The best areas are the North, Northeast and Southwest, and South.
Melody reports that Ruby is the "stone of nobility". She also notes it was used for providing stability in one's finances. Historically, Ruby has had extensive uses. Being a very hard stone, and offering extreme beauty in its transparent forms, Ruby is one of the world's favorite gemstones. George Kunz in "the Curious Lore of Precious Stones" relates that an owner of a ruby will live in peace secure in his possessions. In the Book of Stones, Robert Simmons notes that the ruby "is a powerful tool to bring additional life force and vitality into one's being."