Ruby is an intense Heart crystal, which brings joy, vigour and love of life. Some crystal therapists associate it with the Root Chakra, and therefore libido as well as grounding and protection, and the denser, magenta-tinted stones align with the Upper Crown Chakra in some colour therapy systems. Combining these qualities, ruby creates a powerful Heart connection with the Divine, while helping us to keep our feet on the ground, and is very good for working from the Heart, on a spiritual level. Ruby can support our energy levels when we are run down, but on its own may be a little too powerful in the treatment of ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), However, potency may vary considerably, and some crystals may be fine for such use. Alternatively, a specimen with a matrix of green zoisite or fuchsite can help to balance this potency, and is also extremely balancing for the immune system, so aiding recovery.
Mica is an excellent protection mineral, as it is not only insulating, but its reflective surface deflects negative energy and ‘psychic attack’. Because of its non-conductivity, it is very helpful in creating a shield against electromagnetic radiation, and can be placed on a desk between the user and a computer. When held, it earths electromagnetic radiation through the feet. Mica’s mirror-like quality also facilitates self-reflection and deep inner work. It can help us to recognise when our thoughts or behaviour are being mirrored back to us by others, and when it is appropriate as a practitioner to mirror back to our clients. Sheets of mica are surprisingly flexible, and the mineral teaches us to be strong and organised, whilst at the same time pliant – especially with issues involving our relationship and interaction with others. Mica of any variety clears stagnation, and stimulates and balances the body’s electrical system. It does the same for the energy pathways or meridians; different micas may each have a strong connection with a specific meridian. Mica can be over-stimulating for some people. This in itself is not dangerous, but might lead to a mild headache, and some gentle caution is recommended when working with clients who have pacemakers. Melody suggests that mica can bring clarity in psychic visions, and allows us to see and recognise the flaws in humanity (and individuals), and still remain in a state of love, acceptance and compassion with humankind. In addition to the general properties of muscovite mica, the green colour makes fuchsite even more heart-centred than ordinary muscovite, and amplifies its quality of acceptance. It helps us to see the flaws in humanity while still allowing us to feel love and compassion. In this capacity, it can assist us in finding solutions to problems during interaction with others. The included chromium lifts the spirits, balances, boosts the immune system, and is particularly helpful in treating skin conditions.
- Chemical Formula for Ruby: Al2O3 – aluminium oxide
- Chemical Formula for Fuchsite: K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2 – fuchsite contains chromium
- Birthstone: Ruby is birthstone for Leo (previously Capricorn); Fuchsite is secondary birthstone for Aquarius
- Chakra: Heart and Upper Heart
- Ruby in chromium mica