Ruby Zoisite Properties
Stone of Altered Consciousness
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 Gemstone Properties
Mohs Hardness of 6.5-9 with a orthorhombicand 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 Gemstone Properties
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.
Healing Gemstone Properties
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 Gemstone Properties
Element: Earth & Fire
Planet: Mars & Venus
Deities: 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 Gemstone Properties
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.