Star Ruby Metaphysical Meanings and Healing properties
Star Ruby -increase Energy, Improves Motivation, Follow Your Bliss, Fires Enthusiasm, Stone of Abundance
Ruby is a very powerful stone for the heart. It opens up and activates the heart chakra and higher; also helps protect and keep energy from being lost from the heart and helps balance emotions, aids expression of love ,reveals divine love. Ruby can shield against psychic attacks, it’s very protective and could provide protection against emotional attacks.
Ruby aids the heart chakra, blood circulation, blood clotting, blood pressure, arteries, liver, infertility, aids physical strength as the heart is our physical strength, aids the pineal gland, emotional balance, happiness, passion, helps remove negativity, aids with self-esteem and strength.
Structure Trigonal or Hexagonal
“A star ruby stick is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). The red color is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. Ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with sapphire, emerald and diamond.
All natural rubies have imperfections in them, including color impurities and inclusions of rutile needles known as “silk”. Gemologists use these needle inclusions found in natural rubies to distinguish them from synthetics, simulants, or substitutes. Usually the rough stone is heated before cutting. Almost all rubies today are treated in some form, with heat treatment being the most common practice. However, rubies that are completely untreated but still of excellent quality command a large premium.
Some rubies show a three-point or six-point asterism or “star”. These rubies are cut into cabochons to display the effect properly.”
In red corundum the stellate reflection is less common, and hence the star-ruby occasionally found with the star-sapphire in Ceylon is among the most valued of “fancy stones”. When the radiation is shown by yellow corundum, the stone is called star-topaz. Cymophane, the chatoyant chrysoberyl known as cat’s eye, may also be asteriated. In all these cases the asterism is due to the reflection of light from twin-lamellae or from fine tubular cavities or thin enclosures definitely arranged in the stone. The astrion of Pliny the Elder is believed to have been a moonstone, since it is described as a colourless stone from India having within it the appearance of a star shining with the light of the moon. Star-stones were formerly regarded with much superstition.”wiki