Stone belongs to the
category of the costly gemstones. It is a red colored gemstone. Wearer of the
unblemished ruby enjoys wealth and property and is blessed with children. He
becomes fearless, and is protected from afflictions, sorrow and disasters. He
becomes virile and his will power and spirit is strengthened. He occupies a
respected position in the society.
A blemished and defective Ruby
gemstone, or one with a black hue brings troubles for the
wearer. If the birth stone is dull, the wearer's brother gets into distress. Double
colored ruby causes distress to the native and his father. The stone with a red
sign causes quarrels and disputes. The gemstone with four spots or signs creates
fear from wounds and weapons. If ruby gemstone is dusty coloured it causes stomach
disorders and childlessness. If there is a depression on the gemstone, the wearer
suffers from ill health and loses vitality and stamina. If the ruby is inflicted
with many flaws it may even bring death. It is also believed that if the stone
loses its color, the wearer is about to become the victim of some distress or
disaster. It regains its color when the trouble is averted or over.
Qualities of Ruby birth stone:
1. The Ruby, which sprays out red rays in the sunlight, is considered a superior
2. Ruby glowing in darkness is considered to be of a superior quality.
3. Any Ruby stone when rubbed on a stone and the stone shows signs of rubbing and also
the Ruby does not lose its weight, it is considered to be of a superior quality.
Flaws of Ruby:
Following are the blemishes that may be found in a Ruby Stone:
1. Ruby Stone may be silky.
2. Ruby Stone may be dull, that is devoid of brilliance and luster.
3. Ruby Stone may display an ambiguity of colors.
4. Ruby gemstone may be brittle or with cracks.
5. Ruby stone there may be lack of water in it.
6. There may be some cracks in the texture of Ruby Stone.
7. The Ruby Stone may be smoky.
8. The Ruby Stone may be dirty or filthy.
9. Ruby gemstone may have some on its surface.
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Suitability of Ruby Gemstone According to All Ascendants (Lagnas).
For the Aries (Mesha) Ascendant Sun is lord of the fifth a trine and is a friend
of Mars- the lord of the Ascendant. The natives of this ascendant will profit
considerably by wearing a Ruby Gemstone. They will become intelligent and spiritually
In the birth chart of Taurus (Vrishabh) Ascendant Sun is lord of the fourth
house but Sun being an enemy of Venus who is the lord of the Ascendant. For this
reason alone, ruby stone should be worn only in the major period of Sun. It will give
good results if Sun is in its own sign or in the tenth house. Wearing a
Ruby birth stone
will give mental peace, success in education, gains of land and property,
happiness from mother and comfort of conveyances.
For Gemini (Mithuna) Ascendant Sun is lord of the third house. It will not be
useful for the native of this Ascendant unless Sun is in its own sign in the
third house. Even then it should be worn in the major period of Sun when it will
make the native courageous and successful in all his ventures.
For Cancer (Karka), Ascendant Sun being the lord of the second house, which is
also the house of wealth. Sun is also a friend of Moon, who is the lord of
Cancer Ascendant. If a native experiences loss or lack of wealth or trouble in
eyes due to affliction of Sun in the chart, wearing a Ruby will prove
beneficial. The second house is also a Maraka house (house of death). Therefore,
it will be beneficial if Ruby gemstone is worn along with Pearl, which is the gemstone
for the lord of Cancer Ascendant. The beneficial results will be more powerful
in the major period and sub-periods of Sun.
LEO (SIMHA) For Leo (Simha) Ascendant Sun is lord of the
Ascendant. Ruby is, therefore, the most necessary gemstone for this Ascendant.
Wearing of Ruby is absolutely necessary when sun is afflicted in any way in the
horoscope. Ruby will give protection from enemies and ill health besides giving
long life and energy to the body. It will also increase the spirituality of the
For the Virgo (Kanya) Ascendant Sun is lord of the twelfth house. Therefore, it
is not advisable to wear a Ruby. However, a ruby may be worn if necessary but
along with an Emerald (the gemstone of Mercury-lord of Virgo Ascendant) during
the major period of the Sun.
For the Libra (Tula) Ascendant the Sun is the lord of the eleventh house, which
is the enemy of Venus - the lord of the Ascendant. The native of this Ascendant
may wear a Ruby when there is loss of wealth on account of ill disposition or
affliction of the Sun in any way. If the Sun is in its own sign, the wearing of
Ruby gemstone will make the native very fortunate and wealthy. He will be famous, honored
and will own conveyances and property. The wearing of Ruby will also improve his
health and longevity. The beneficial results will be more pronounced during the
major period and sub-periods of Sun.
SCORPIO (VRISCHIKA) For the Scorpio (Vrischik) Ascendant Sun is lord
of the tenth house. Sun being the friend of Mars, who is the lord of Scorpio.
Consequently, wearing of a Ruby stone for the native of this Ascendant will give him
honors, promotions and political power. He will achieve success in his business
dealings. If Sun, as lord of the tenth is in tenth, it will give rise to a
powerful Raja yoga and wearing a ruby will substantiate the gains. The wearing
or Ruby will prove helpful if there are obstructions in achievement of success
on account of affliction of sun in the horoscope. The results will be more
particular and powerful in the major period and sub-periods of Sun.
(DHANU) For the Sagittarius (Dhanu) Ascendant Sun is the
lord of the ninth house, which is also the house of fortune (Bhagya). Sun being
the friend of Jupiter, who is the lord of the Ascendant. Wearing of ruby for the
natives of this ascendant will be beneficial more so when sun is in its own sign
and posited in the ninth house. In addition it will also enhance the longevity
of the father of the native.
For the Capricorn (Makar) Ascendant Sun is lord of the eighth house. The natives
of this Ascendant should not wear ruby because sun is the enemy of the Saturn
who is the lord of the Capricorn ascendant and also it is the lord of the eighth
house. If, however, the Sun is in its own sign in 8th, Ruby may be worn in the
major period of Sun. It will bestow longevity.
For the Aquarius (Kumbha) Ascendant the Sun is lord of the Seventh, a Maraka
house (house of death). Sun is also an enemy of the lord of the Ascendant. So
natives of this ascendant should not wear ruby stone. However, if the Sun as lord of
seventh is in its own sign, Ruby may be worn in the major period of Sun.
PISCES (MEENA) For the Pisces (Meena) Ascendant Sun is lord of
the sixth, which is, considered an inauspicious house. Natives of this Ascendant
should therefore not wear Ruby Gemstone. However, if Sun is in the sixth house in its own
sign, a Ruby Stone can be worn in the major period of Sun. This will prove beneficial,
as Sun is a friend of Jupiter who is the lord of Pisces Ascendant. Wearing this
Ruby gemstone will ensure freedom from troubles, debts and diseases.