Published January 2021  •  Updated November 2022  •  Read Time: 7 minutes

Ruby Kyanite is a phenomenal stone for aligning and energizing the entire Chakra field so that we feel refreshed and ready for anything.

Ruby Kyanite Meaning

Spiritual Healing Properties

Ruby Kyanite is a phenomenal stone for aligning and energizing the entire Chakra field so that we feel refreshed and ready for anything. It strengthens our most positive traits while simultaneously dissolving negative energies.  It puts us in the best position to pursue our Highest Good.  Ruby Kyanite encourages us to be brave and curious about the world, while also acting wisely.  Ruby Kyanite offers protection and strength for shamanic journeying and astral travel, helping us to maintain a solid connection to our physical body while allowing our spirit to range far and wide. It enhances lucid dreaming and dream recall, and also amplifies manifestation.  Ruby Kyanite helps us to pay closer attention to our spirit guides.  It helps us to listen to their messages, but also putting their suggestions into action.

Metaphysical Properties Ruby Kyanite
Chakra All
Element Earth and Storm
Numerology 3 and 4
Zodiac Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Libra, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius

Emotional Healing Properties

Ruby Kyanite It is a stone of courage, clarity, and joyful passion.  It helps us to understand and communicate our own emotional needs and reactions.  It gently reminds us that there are many ways to look at a situation - and some of those perspectives are wildly off base!  Ruby Kyanite helps us to determine which is the most correct perspective - which is usually the one that leaves us feeling empowered, calm and compassionate.   If we find ourselves feeling victimized or misunderstood, or if negative situations keep repeating, Ruby Kyanite helps us to take a step back and examine the situation more closely.  Are we expressing our thoughts and needs clearly?  Are we understanding other people accurately?  Is everyone responding in a way that makes sense?  If not, where is the disconnect between beliefs, words and actions?  Ruby Kyanite reminds us that sometimes what we want to be true, isn't actually true.  It can help us to see through our own misconceptions as well as through other people's gaslighting.  Ruby Kyanite teaches us that truth will always set us free and that honesty is always the best policy. Ruby Kyanite helps us to find our voice, follow our bliss, and be true to ourselves.

Mental Healing Properties

Ruby Kyanite is a wonderful stone for anything related to organization. It helps us to see things clearly and to understand the relationships between various items, ideas, people, and situations. Ruby Kyanite is particularly helpful when we need to create efficient systems - whether at work, at home, or in our deepest inner life. It helps us to calm our minds and think objectively, without letting our emotions distract us.  At the same time, Ruby Kyanite encourages us to notice what makes us feel happy and what leaves us feeling dissatisfied.  It reminds us that we don't need to needlessly suffer just because we think we "should" do something or act a certain way.  We are not robots or unfeeling souls.  We are dynamic beings that have emotional and spiritual needs which deserve to be met.  Ruby Kyanite encourages us to organize our life in such a way that there is plenty of room for self-care and a pleasant balance of joy and peace.

Physical Healing Properties

Ruby Kyanite combines the healing energies of Ruby and Kyanite.  Ruby is recommended for anyone who wants a healthier and happier life, while Kyanite is recommended for anyone who wants a more peaceful life.  Together, they encourage us to live our best life.  Not the idealistic best life in our head, but the best life we can have in reality.  In part, this means prioritizing our physical and mental health, rather than ignoring our health until we have a crisis.  Ruby Kyanite invites us to look at our lifestyle honestly and ask ourselves what parts are already healthy and good, and what areas might require a change.  Ruby give us courage and self-love to make these changes, while Kyanite helps us to stay focused and not get overwhelmed.  Ruby Kyanite is a friendly and kind supporter when we are in transition between phases of life.  It reminds us that life never stands still, and so we also need to keep on moving.

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Ruby Kyanite Mineralogy

Where does Ruby Kyanite come from?

Ruby Combinations can be found anywhere Rubies grow.  However most of the Ruby Combination stones on the market come from India, with the exception of Ruby Zoisite which is from Tanzania.

Mining and Treatments

Pure Ruby is often mined at a secondary deposit in the gravel beds of rivers.  But Ruby Combination stones are often mined at the primary location and removed directly from the bedrock.  The mines can be pits or tunnels, typically artisanal or small-scale.

The Rubies in Ruby Combination stones aren't gem-quality, so they have been left in their natural matrix.  They are completely natural, enhanced only by cutting and polishing.

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Ruby Combination

Mineral Family

Ruby Combinations are not a single mineral, but rather a rock. As an easy way to understand the difference, think of rocks as being like cookies and minerals as being the ingredients which make up those cookies. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! In the case of Ruby Combinations several minerals may be present.

  • Ruby Cordierite: grey/tan Cordierite (Iolite), red Corundum (Ruby)
  • Ruby Fuchsite: green Fuchsite, red Corundum (Ruby), may also have blue Kyanite, white Muscovite and/or Quartz
  • Ruby Kyanite: blue Kyanite and red Corundum (Ruby)
  • Ruby Zoisite: green Zoisite, red Corundum (Ruby), and black/dark green Pargasite.

Ruby Kyanite's energy works well with its family – other minerals.  Try it in combination with

Ruby Kyanite Formation and Crystal Associates

Ruby Combination is a type of metamorphic rock created by regional metamorphism and hydrothermal alteration. Rubies as well as Cordierite, Fuchsite, Kyanite and Zoisite are all formed during the metamorphic process, and in rare cases may naturally fuse together into a single stone. Regional metamorphism occurs when there is a collision between tectonic plates, causing geological changes over a large area. Hydrothermal alteration happens when underground water is heated up to incredibly high temperatures. The hot water flows through minerals, leaving traces of other minerals in its wake, which can then grow in combination over time.

Ruby Kyanite’s energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment.  Try it in combination with

Mineralogy Ruby Kyanite
Rock Type Metamorphic Rock
Major Minerals Ruby + Cordierite, Fuchsite, Kyanite or Zoisite
Minor Minerals Pargasite
Color Multicolored
Texture Gneissic
Transparency Opaque
Special Features

History of Ruby Kyanite

Ruby always grows entwined with other minerals.  When the Ruby is a transparent gem, it is carefully cut away from the matrix and sold to the fine jewelry industry.  But sometimes the Ruby is opaque and the matrix is pretty, and so these stones are polished and carved for jewelry, talismans, and decorative purposes.  Ruby combination stones can be appreciated by anyone who loves beauty and the finer things.  But the largest market for these Ruby combination stones is the metaphysical industry which appreciates not only their coloring, but also their energy and affordable price point.

The first Ruby combination stones sold on the market were Ruby Zoisite from Tanzania and Ruby Kyanite from India.  Both had entered the market by the late 20th century and are mentioned in the modern lapidary classic,  Love is in the Earth (1995).  In 2002, Ruby Fuchsite from India joined them and also sold well.  It was a lighter green than the Zoisite and sometimes the Rubies were ringed by thin bands of Kyanite.  All three types are easily carved.  The Ruby Zoisites were often exported to India and Indian lapidaries carved the Ruby combination stones into hearts, wands, skulls, pyramids, spheres and every other shape imaginable.

In 2012, Ruby Cordierite entered the market.  Cordierite is the scientific name for the gemstone Iolite.  While Iolite is dark blue, Cordierite can be many colors and is often tan.  When sold as Ruby Cordierite, these stones don't sell as well as the other Ruby combination stones.  This is probably because the tan Cordierite is less visually striking and Cordierite is not well-known in the metaphysical world.  But change the name to Ruby Iolite and suddenly this stone is popular in the metaphysical crowd! Such is the fickle taste of the marketplace.

Ruby Zoisite Pair Of Owls