Ruby or Manik is a mineral (stone) that represents the Sun or Surya. Ranging from crimson to scarlet reds and pinks to deep ruddy violet, Ruby is found in a variety of colors. A solid stone, ruby, in its finest quality has a delicate rose color. Manik's effect lasts for four years since the very day it is worn.
Ruby is the birthstone for people who are born Leo. It must also be worn by people who have a weak Sun in their birth chart. Manik is known to improve financial condition, impart prosperity, name and fame to the wearer. Also, according to a belief, the Manik wearer is blesses with a son. If you are aspiring a high office position, Manik will definitely be beneficial for you.
Ruby symbolizes power and freedom. It helps in attaining good luck and long life coupled with cordial relations and stimulated energy levels. When worn close to heart, Manik stimulates love. Any afflictions caused by the Sun are warded off if a person wears Manik or Ruby. Leadership qualities are enhanced and the Ruby wearer is accelerated to the forefront. Also, intellect is directly affected by Manik.
Ruby is recommended for diplomats, merchants, actors, Government officials, stock exchangers, jewelers, engineers and those who aspire to have name and fame in life. For enhanced creativity, fame and good health, Ruby is a strongly suggested.
Weak Sun in a person's horoscope can lead to ailments of back-bone, heart, eyes and lungs. He may suffer from high or low blood pressure, digestion problems, dyspepsia, jaundice, hiccups, cholera and diarrhea. Wearing Manik or Ruby would protect and help in healing from these diseases. Ruby strengthens the circulatory system.
Properties of Ruby
Signs of well-placed Ruby
Successful activity, authority
Royalty, high position in administration
Cheerful outlook, good fortune, ambition to achieve great heights, brilliance, optimism, success in worldly affairs
Creative, vital, resistant, determined and decisive
Ruby helps to prevent the following diseases
Hemorrhage, cardiac thrombosis, heated and bilious constitution
Cerebral meningitis, eruption of the face, typhoid, polypus, epilepsy, bile complaints, sun-stroke, scorches, diseases of the head
Heart diseases, eye inflammation, low or high blood pressure
Substitute for Ruby
If you are unable to purchase natural red ruby, you may go for (red) Garnet, which is used as a substitute gemstone for Ruby.