The ruby is the most commonly accepted birthstone for July. With its beauty and energy it is easy to see why it is so popular.
Rubies are a form of conundrum, making them a very hard stone (9 on the Mohs hardness scale). Their strength is echoed in their physical make-up as well as their energy.
The deep red of a rubby can help balance the root chakra, but rubies come in many shades from deep red to lighter pink, making them the perfect crystal for the heart chakra.
Rubies are somewhat rare, adding to their value. They are fantastic for attracting new love as well and strengthening existing love and passion. Rubies are also helpful in increasing self confidence and overcoming fears. They have been called the stone of royalty and are said to prevent loss of riches.
An alternative, yet not often used, birthstone for July is Onyx. Onyx is linked to the astrological sign for the end of July and in ancient times was considered a birthstone for the entire month of July. Onyx is excellent for removing negative emotions and healing the wearer feel protected, grounded and strong.
The high cost of rubies means that having options such as onyx is helpful. Another option is using matrix stones in which rubies form. Ruby zoisite and ruby fuschite are two options. The rubies form within fuschite or zoisite. These matrix stones can be made into cabochons for jewellery, which is less labour intensive than faceting raw rubies. As an added advantage, you get the energetic benefits of the host rock as well. Zoisite is a healing stone that releases anger and fear. This makes it a perfect pairing with ruby - together they help release old anger and fear and attract new loving energy in its place. Fuschite is also a heart healing stone and it removes energy blockages. Once again, this is a perfect pairing with ruby because the fuschite can remove blockages allowing the love energy that rubies attract into the heart.
Metamorphic Spirit carries a selection of July artwork and jewellery. The collection is 25% off until the end of July.
The crystal healing information provided here is for guidance only. It is not intended as a substitute for medical advice or service.