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This Months Birthstone

October Birthstone Opal

Ruby Zoisite

Properties, Meanings, Powers & Uses

"Stone of Altered Consciousness"

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ˈrü-bē ˈzȯi-ˌsīt

An ornamental material consisting of crystalline aggregates of green  zoisite with non transparent ruby inclusions it is found in Tanzania and the general appearance is unmistakable.

There isn’t another stone like it in the mineral world. The green zoisite is relatively soft, between 5.5 – 6.5 while the ruby inclusions are usually quite hard, 9 on the Mohs scale. This can make the stone difficult to cut because of the differences in hardness and usually diamond tools will be used.

Zoisite has been known for nearly two centuries as an ornamental stone. The medium grade red ruby material is usually spread irregularly throughout the green zoisite. It is one of the most colorful of ornamental stones.

Scientific Properties

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Mohs Hardness of 6.5-9 with a orthorhombic and crystalline  crystal structure

Ruby in zoisite is found in the African subcontinent on rocky outcrops in the area around Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania.

Massive varieties of zoisite, containing rubie and occasionally dark hornblende inclusions may be polished, cared or tumbled to make an attractive decorative stone.

Metaphysical Properties

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This powerful stone transmutes negativity into positive energy; relieving lethargy and boosting physical energy. It offers stamina to one’s mental processes, facilitating advancements of the wearer’s goals.

The addition of Ruby creates an energetic combination of stones which helps to reach and maintain deep meditative states, stimulating the mind and powerfully amplifying both mental and psychic talents. It helps the wearer to maintain both one’s own individuality as well as a connection to others.

Learn more about the Color Green and Pink!

Healing Properties

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Ruby Zoisite is a stabilizing crystal, it is told to slow  down a racing pulse or heartbeat, directing energy to create calm and harmonious waves. This enables one’s body and mind to maintain their equilibrium under stress.

It is also said to be protective against viruses and infections, especially bacterial ones. The Ruby in the Zoisite will assist one in soothing any inflammation of the body.

Ruby Zoisite may enhancing fertility, helping with diseases of the testicles and ovaries, neutralizing conditions associated with over-acidity, insomnia and heart problems, as well as increasing physical vitality.

Magical Properties

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Energy: Projective
Element: Earth & Fire
Planet: Mars & Venus
Mars & Venus
Powers:  Power, Wealth & Protection
Candle Color: Green

This is a wonderful crystal for creating magical journeys of the mind and to assist in producing visualization either for one’s own psychic work or for leading a group.

Zodiac Properties

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Zodiac Stone of: Sagittarius

Associations: Mars & Venus

Birthstone: Not a birthstone for any month

Assists in teaching social restraint while still allowing one to retain natural joy and spontaneity.

Chakra Properties

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Works well on both the 1st, Root/Base Chakra and the 4th, or Heart Chakra

Information Sources:
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, 2003
Love Is In The Earth by Melody, 1997
Wheels of Life
by Anodea Judith, PhD, 2000
Crystal Enchantments by D.J. Conway, 1999
Smithsonian Handbooks Gemstones
by Cally Hall, 1994
Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham, 2002
Chakra Healing & Karmic Awareness by Keith Sherwood, 2005
Jewelry & Gems for Self-Discovery by Shakti Carola Navran, 2008
The Illustrated Directory of Crystal Healing by Cassandra Eason, 2003
Gemstone Energy Medicine Healing Body, Mind and Spirit by Michael Katz, 2005
Healing Crystals and Gemstones
by Dr. Flora Peschek-Bohmer, Gisela Schrieber, 2002
Personal Experience and Personal Accounts of Others In the Metaphysical Field of Work

The information here is presented to you to use as you see fit, but is not to take the place of professional medical advice. Crystals, Gemstones and Metal can accent, help, negate, protect, encourage, strengthen, and balance and thereby promote healing. Their effects can be extraordinary, but use in addition to medical advice, and not as a substitute for proper care. If you are ill, we beseech you to seek professional medical attention from a qualified physician.

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