July Birthstones - Ruby & Carnelian
Birthstones are gemstones that harmonize with calendar months or zodiac signs to help balance, enhance and support specific energies.
Colors: Red Usually found in: Sri Lanka, Burma, Brazil, India, United States, Thailand Chakras represented: Root Element: Earth Rubies are a red variety of corundum, with a hardness of 9. Until 1800 and detection advancements were made, Garnets and red Spinels were often confused with rubies. Ancient Burmese lore spoke of rubies being inserted into the skin to make the wearer invincible. Rubies emanate the pure Red Ray with a vibrancy unsurpassed in the mineral kingdom, They are powerful tools for stimulation the root chakra and bringing additional life force and vitality into ones being. Wearing ruby has the effect of energizing and activating ones physical, mental and spiritual bodies, allowing for the wholehearted pursuit of one's aspirations.
Ruby inspires the protective aspects of one;s character. It encourages one to step forward and stand up for those who are threatened. Ruby also speaks to the sensuality and sensual pleasure of life, of beauty and expression of ones creative energy, and is a great stone for those who are trying to develop more loving attitude toward their physical body. A Ruby affirmation: I embrace my life with fierceness, passion and courage to accomplish all that I want to do. Carnelian
Colors: Orange Usually found in: India, Brazil, Uruguay Chakras represented: Root, Sacra, Solar Plexus Element: Fire Carnelians are an orange-colored variety of Chalcedony, a member of the Quartz family, it's name coming from a type of Kornel cherry. The color of Carnelian varies from pale orange to deep red-orange, and in ancient times was said to give the wearer courage in battle and to help timid speakers become more eloquent and bold.
Carnelian activates the first, second and third energy centers (chakras) bringing on an influx of life force, sexual and creative energy and assertive willpower into ones life. It is a powerful aid to those who wish to build confidence, courage, passion, and power within themselves. It's also a great stone for timid souls who do good work and wish for good things to happen, but need a little extra support.
Carnelian is a powerful ally to call upon when you need to take major action, It lends courage to "take the leap" and dedicate oneself to a new path.
A Carnelian affirmation: I am filled with the vital energies of life, and I take action with confidence and power.
Do you prefer ruby red or carnelian orange? I think I need both. xo,