Approx 2.5″ diameter
Color: green with black and opaque
Astrological sign(s): Aries, Libra
Mohs scale: 6.5–7 (zoisite) and 9 (ruby)
Spiritual uses: amplifies the love you give to others and aligns you with your sacred heart and the sacred heart of all beings. Use this stone to send healing vibrations to areas where the people and the earth have experienced suffering or disaster.
Mental uses: helps you shift your perceptions so you can see everything through the eyes of love. With this stone in hand, silence your thoughts and look within your heart. If you are really disciplined, this stone will help you to gain clarity on all that you want to know. It also helps you bring your thoughts to the forefront of your awareness and place them in your heart before you make a decision.
Emotional uses: amplifies the vibration of love. It is especially comforting to use during the grieving process, as it helps mend a broken heart. The red energy of the ruby activates passion. This stone helps you speak from your heart and allows the vibration of love to flow through you. It helps you receive love and attention.
Physical uses: excellent amulet for heart disease, lung disease, breathing challenges, and esophageal problems.
Divine guidance: Do you joyously give but find it difficult to receive? It is safe to allow others to do nice things for you and to shower you with gifts. Permit blessings and love to pour into your open, receptive heart. It’s time to receive with grace.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones. (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo