Ruby

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۞ Ruby is the Birthstone of 4°-5° Cancer.

۞ Ruby is the Biblical Odem. The Odem was one of the 12 stones in the Breastplate of Aaron the High Priest and it is the tribal stone of Reuven. The Ruby has been used in Jewish tradition as a lucky stone for fertility, for protection against miscarriages and for easy births. According to Ancient Hebrew sources the Ruby has the same medicinal properties as the Mandrakes (which Reuven gave to Leah).

۞ Traditionaly the Ruby/Odem was used as a talisman for enhancing eyesight, preventing hemorrhages, regulating hormone balance, calming anger and strengthening the heart.

۞ Ruby gathering and amplifying energy while promoting and stimulating mental concentration. It can improve ones success in controversies and disputes, encouraging gentleness and discouraging violence. It is an excellant shielding stone, protecting on all levels and safeguarding ones consciousness from psychic attack. [Melody]