In Honor of Me Pops, his Birthstone, Ruby. He was a REAL-sure-fiery fire element, extrovert, Papa Bear Leo, through and through. His Brother, who is also a Leo, is more the calm, warm, hibernative bear, sweetie Leo-type.
I gifted myself a Hexagonal raw ruby pendant, after my Pops crossed over. I often find Ruby beckons you to place her in your mouth like a Lozenge. Garnets too, are like this for me…
“The ruby is quite certainly a wonderful gemstone for bringing fire into your life. For if you like to live your life intensely, but often find it difficult to keep focus, a ruby can help bring clarity and wisdom to your world. Instead of flitting from idea to idea, this gemstone will very well help you choose your most productive paths. With it’s power, this gem will then fire your passions and keep you motivated.
The ruby provides and incredibly power shield against harmful intentions….
Sleeping with a ruby under your pillow will help promote lucid dreaming, allowing your conscious mind to interact with your subconscious mind.
Working with this stone can remove all sense of limitation. Strengthens courage, selfless work, all spiritual endeavors, joy and many leadership qualities. Ruby helps to reduce resentment/burnout when working with others.
The ruby can create a strong sense and means of power within a person; this power should be handled responsibly or it may turn into anger and possessive thoughts.
Ruled by Mars, the gemstone ruby is worn during magical rituals to increase the inherent energies that are available to the magician, or it is placed on the altar beside a red candle to lend energy when feeling depleted or drained.
Meditating with a ruby will activate healing your 1st, or Root/Base Chakra, sending a rejuvenating energy through all of your chakras. Legend tells us to use this gemstone’s fire to light the way through our darkest fears. It is also quite beneficial to the 4th, or Heart Chakra.”
Excerpt from: http://www.shimmerlings.com/gemstones/ruby.htm
Some Videos Grounding, Root & Earth Chakra… as Ruby is a Root Chakra Stone…
And finally a fav Raw Ruby Pendant of mine, pic below…
The Hexagonal Ruby Pendant which I’ve been wearing, lately, here.
I find the Hexagonal shape is protective (a STOP sign), as I find Ruby to be a protective stone. It has…what I call a ‘Snapdragon Apophasis’ … to say NO in the SELF LOVE, of High Preservation of the what is of the Highest and Best Good way. Whom and what I allow around my temple is GOOD, POSITIVO, AND OF LOVE W/ WISDOM VIBRATION.
Also here, a lovely quartz which I vibe with it’s avaunt-garde setting. Quartz is a nice amplifier and cleansing stone to wear, especially in times that one is off-loading alot of energy (ie, in times of Grief and Loss.)
And, here, also, a Steel 1943 penny, which I found in the garden, one day. A cool ‘Hi there’ from my Pops.
Pennies from heaven. & Sacred Stones of the Momma Earth. Heaven and Earth, as one. Balance.
Within the Light and Healing vibration of Gratitude…
We go Onward…