Origin: Notably India
Mineral Species: N/A
Colour: Pale to mid green with pink or red ruby inclusions
Typical Appearance: Massive crystalline fuchsite with included ruby crystals.
Chakra Alignment: Heart; Crown and Base
Properties for Ruby
Ruby is an intense Heart crystal, which brings joy, vigour and love of life. Some crystal healers associate it with the root chakra, and therefore libido as well as grounding and protection, and the denser, magenta-tinted stones align with the upper crown chakra in colour therapy. Combining the three qualities, it creates a powerful heart connection with the divine, while helping us to keep our feet on the ground, and is very good for working from the heart on a spiritual level. Ruby can support our energy levels when we are run down, but on its own may be a little too powerful in the treatment of ME and CFS. A specimen with a matrix of green zoisite or fuchsite can help to balance this.
Properties for Fuchsite
Mica is an excellent protection mineral, as it is not only insulating, but its reflective surface also deflects negative energy and psychic attack. Because of its non-conductivity, it is also very helpful in creating a shield from electromagnetic radiation, and can be placed on a desk between the user and a computer. The mirror-like quality also facilitates self-reflection and deep inner work. It can help us to recognise when our thoughts or behaviour is being mirrored back to us by others, and also when it is appropriate as a practitioner to mirror back to our clients. Sheets of mica are surprising flexible, and the mineral teaches us to be more organised and at the same time flexible, especially with issues involving our relationship and interaction with others. Melody suggests that mica can bring clarity in psychic visions, and that it allows us to see and recognise the flaws in humanity (and individuals), and still remain in a state of love, acceptance and compassion with humankind. In addition to the properties of mica, the green colour makes fuchsite even more heart-centred than ordinary muscovite, and amplifies its quality of acceptance. It helps us to see and accept the flaws in humanity while still allowing us to feel love and compassion. In this capacity, it can assist us in finding solutions to problems during interaction with others. Chromium lifts the spirits, balances, boosts the immune system, and is particularly helpful in treating skin conditions.
Together, Ruby and Fuchsite make a powerful balancer for the emotions and the immune system. Ruby Fuchsite is helpful in the treatment of ME and CFS, as well as other immunosuppressant diseases. Many examples occur with blue kyanite around the Ruby, adding a further dimension to its healing qualities, deepening the meditative state and enhancing communication with our guides.