Slavic women are very often referring to her husband or loved one, say “blue!” This is equivalent to the fact that modern women say “my dear!” The yahonty the ancestors of the Slavs were called precious stones are red rubies. They were indeed very expensive, however, as it is now.
Ruby – a precious stone, a mineral from the group of corundum (the red variety), aluminum dioxide. As a variety of the mineral corundum, ruby is an extremely hard stone, harder than his only diamond. The name ruby is derived from Latin “rubinus”, which means red. The name completely corresponds to the color of the stone, from rich pink to deep red tones with violet hues.
Stone is mined in India, Ceylon, Burma, Thailand, Zimbabwe, Kenya, in the polar Urals. The most famous rubies is the “North star”, has been held in new York at the Museum of natural history, and “Edward Rubin”, stored in the British Museum of natural history in the British capital. The cap of Monomakh, which the tsars were crowned, was crowned with a red ruby.
Ruby is equal in value to the diamond, and there was a time when the stones were worth much more expensive. For example, among the ancient Romans. Mysterious legends go around rubies. They believed the stones-giving and life-sustaining. Rubies are protected from plague and from the wiles of the devil.
Another magical influence of the stone – attraction to the great. Love guarantees the preservation of ardor feelings and supports their return. Stone love protects, manages amorous desires, fueling the passion. Rubies easily lift the spirits, banish melancholy.
Medieval magicians were convinced that ruby is nothing like a clot of blood dragon, but because the stone could give its owner immense power and helped to rule the people. The stone gives its owner the strength and sharpness of mind, courage and bravery. Rubies inspires great deeds and actions – the stone abraded into a powder and added to wine.
In Indian philosophy the stone is considered a symbol of the element of Fire and concentrated the full force of Yang. In moments of danger for the owners of ruby changed its color, it is undesirable to part with the stone. Ruby is the stone of Fire, and therefore astrologers recommend to wear it for fire signs: Aries, Leo, Scorpio.
Litoterapevty recommend wearing ruby paralysis, blood diseases (anemia), they reduce inflammation, pain in the joints and bone tissues. Ruby may relieve asthmatic and epileptic seizures, it is recommended for weak heart, rheumatic heart disease, otitis, arthritis, rheumatism. Rubies can help relieve chronic depression, insomnia, calm night terrors.
Rubin is helpful to wear high blood pressure – it lowers blood pressure. The stone helps to cure psoriasis, to recover the depleted nervous system of the body. The constant wearing of ruby in General has on the human body toning effect.