As we slowly come to a close on June, I would like to focus on the next new month, July!
July brings us into thoughts of independence and all that is going on in our county these days. With backyard barbecues, bon fires and lots of time in the water, we're setting off to the time of grounding and hopefully a lot of peace!
Now more about crystals! Birthstones for the calendar month of July are ruby, sapphire, onyx, sardonyx, and carnelian. The Zodiac signs of Cancer and Leo include five additional stones: emerald, moonstone, pearl, diamond, and tourmaline.
In ancient Asia, the natives described Ruby as the ‘King of Precious Stones’ because of its unique features which led people to believe that the stone carried mystical powers. So strong was this belief that Burmese warriors claimed that wearing a ruby necklace into battle made one invincible. The ancient Hindus observed a spiritual connection between rubies and the root chakra, or Muladhara (represented by a deep red color) and believed that the gemstone could ward off negative energy, fight evil, enhance sexual drive, and treat inflammation. In practice, men and women would rub the July birthstone on their skin to improve physical and mental health. In some parts of the world, the ruby signified peace, harmony, and power; while in others, rubies were a sign of good health, wealth, wisdom, and a happy love life. In the modern age, rubies are strongly associated with vitality, energy and physical strength.
For the month of July, we at Kahn's Better Health will offer a code "GETRUBY", for 10% off our already low price of just 80¢ per gram on our raw rubies! Here is an example of what 7.75 grams of our UV reactive, raw rubies look like with and without a UV light:
You can find rubies under "Miscellaneous Crystals and Stones".