Today, we may know that rubies can’t actually stop bleeding, but their association with protection remains, Leavy tells mbg.
Along with that, she notes that this a great stone for increasing your energy, vitality, and motivation. “It’s also great for encouraging exploration of new thoughts and ideas, so if you have been feeling a little bit stuck, boxed in , or lacking some creativity, it really encourages you to shift your perspective and think of things in a new way,” she says.
To that end, she adds, rubies also encourage dynamic thinking, and being able to take a lot of factors and information into consideration. With ruby, she says, you’ll be able to come up with a solution that’s a little more outside of the box.
In addition to that, rubies are closely linked with the fire element, given their red color. As such, the stone relates to Aries, and Leo, both fire signs of the zodiac, with Leo season also beginning in July. Thanks to this connection to fire, it’s excellent for energy and transformation, as well as stimulating one’s creative fire, passion, and alignment with purpose.
As far as taking care of your ruby, cleansing and charging this stone is relatively simple. Leavy recommends opting for any of the preferred cleansing or charging techniques that work for you, though she does not that given its connection to fire and the sun, placing your ruby in the sun for an hour or two would be a great method of cleansing for this stone.