Ruby-Zoisite, also known as anyolite, is the natural combination of ruby and zoisite crystals in a single specimen. Zoisite, the same mineral as tanzanite, provides an earthy green color while ruby lends pink and red highlights. Ruby-zoisite is usually shaped as cabochons or carved into decorative objects.
Ruby-Zoisite was first discovered in 1954 in Tanzania. The name anyolite derives from the word for "green" in the native language of the Masai tribe.
Ruby-Zoisite has a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale, and is thus of moderate hardness.
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.
The green zoisite rock carries black hornblende inclusions and large, but mostly opaque, ruby. Cut and polished ruby-zoisite specimens vary by color, according to the presence of ruby. Most specimens will display three colors -- green, black and red.
This powerful stone transmutes negativity into positive energy. It relieves lethargy and boosts physical energy. It offers stamina to the mental processes, facilitating advancements of the wearer's goals.
Ruby often grows in zoisite matrix and the addition of ruby creates an energetic combination of stones which helps to reach and maintain trance states, stimulating the mind and powerfully amplifying both mental and psychic talents. It helps the wearer to maintain both their individuality and their connection to others, as it awakens the Crown Chakra.
Ruby Zoisite is a stabalizing crystal, it is told to slow down a racing pulse or heartbead, directing enrgy into calm and harmonious waves. This enables your body and mind to maintina 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 in soothing any inflammation.
The healing applications of Ruby Zoisite include: enhancing fertility, helping with diseases of the testicles and ovaries, neutralizing conditions associated with over-acidity, insomnia and heart problems, and increasing physical vitality.
Element: Earth and Fire
Powers: Wealth, protection, power, joy
This is a wonderful crystal for creating magical journeys in the mind and to assist in producing visualization either for your own psychic work or for leading a group.
Ruby in Zoisite offers the energy of happiness, appreciation, abundance, vitality and growth. It stimulates the heart and helps one to open to divine love. Zoisite helps to alleviate grief, anger, despair and defeat, and it is a powerful stone for deep healing by activating the body’s defenses and healing mechanisms. It is an energizing healer on a physical level and is helpful for restoring vitality after radiation, chemotherapy or pharmaceutical treatments.
Zoisite creates an altered state of consciousness, enabling you to reach and utilize talents and abilities of the mind. It stimulates psychic abilities. Increases awareness of ones individuality. Zoisite instills joy, spontaneity, laughter and courage, bringing passion and a zest for life. It increases sexual activity, treating impotency and frigidity.
Zoisite improves circulation and quality of the blood, and heart disorders. It aids in recovery from disorders associated with diminished physical vitality.
Zoisite with Ruby is one of those truly fortunate natural mineral combinations. This stone can bring about increased intuitive abilities, whereby one simply 'knows' things without having to work them through logically. All these awakenings blend together into one feeling—it is as if one had been living as a sort of echo of one's true, full self, but now that fullness has finally arrived.
Green Zoisite emanates an energy of growth and fertility in all aspects of life. It can support the reproductive process on all levels, from conception to birth, as well as optimal growth and development through childhood. It provides energy for the rebirth of oneself into the soul, fostering inner development and increased understanding of oneself and the world. Ruby is a stone of life force, courage and passion. It stimulates the root chakra, providing an infusion of vitality which can make one feel rejuvenated and enthusiastic for life. It reminds one that living with zest and intensity is more satisfying than 'playing it safe.' Ruby nourishes the body and one's physical energies, without which one's emotional and spiritual life can come to a standstill.
Zoisite can help alleviate grief, anger, despair, hopelessness and defeat. Zoisite transmutes negative energies into positive ones. It assists in manifesting your own self rather than being influenced by others or trying to conform to the norm. It aids in realizing your own ideas and transforms destructive urges into constructive ones. This stone dispels lethargy and brings to the surface repressed feelings and emotions so that they can be expressed. It can assist one in becoming aware of suppressed grief and releasing it through allowing the grief to be expressed. Zoisite with Ruby increases the potency of one's energy field, strengthening the etheric body and cleansing the astral body of negative attachments. It is a powerful healer of the emotional body, promoting positive states that support healing. It is excellent for relieving boredom and involving oneself with other people in friendship and service. Green Zoisite brings the energy of a summer morning to one's heart. It offers one the energies of happiness, appreciation, abundance, vitality and growth. Zoisite with Ruby works, on lower levels of intensity, to harmonize one's relationships with others, increasing empathy and compassion. It stimulates the heart and helps one open to the eternal Love of the Divine.
HEALING: Zoisite is a detoxifier, neutralizing over acidification and reducing inflammation. It strengthens the immune system and regenerates cells and treats the heart, spleen, pancreas, and lungs. This stone stimulates fertility and heals diseases of the ovaries and testicles. When combined with Ruby, it increases potency. It supports the body in realizing its optimal state of health and aids in the vibrational treatment of such ailments as depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, fainting spells, sluggish thyroid and exhaustion of the adrenals.
This is one of the foremost stones for healing in the experience of terminal disease and the transition of death. It is excellent for immune imbalances and cancers, as it helps activate the body's defences and healing mechanisms. Zoisite is a helpful for restoring vitality after radiation, chemotherapy or pharmaceutical treatments. It encourages one to perceive and integrate the teachings of one's disease while living one's life to the fullest. Zoisite encourages recovery from severe illness or stress, though it may not provide a cure for disease, this stone will always provide healing. Zoisite teaches of growth, healing and enjoyment of the moment. It helps one perceive the gift in every breath of life, at the same time one recognizes the illusion of death.
POSITION: Wear or place on the body in contact with the skin as appropriate. Wear for long periods of time, as it is a slow-acting stone.