Ruby is an excellent stone for stimulating life energy at the root chakra, providing one with the physical energy and enthusiasm to take on and accomplish much in life. It is known as a powerful aid in helping to heal wounds associated with the first and second chakra. Ruby is said to help one feel more engaged in life and the physical world - an aid to help one embrace life and human existence. Ruby is said to invigorate and instill a zest for life. Physically it is said to help one stay grounded, stimulated and engaged and can be an aid to weight regulation. Ruby-zoisite is a gemstone which combines the properties of hornblende, ruby and zoisite. Rubies are symbolic of fire, while zoisite is an earthly crystal. Thus, ruby-in-zoisite is an ideal gemstone for balancing the fire and earth elements and energies. Ruby-zoisite is thought to enhance psychic ability and spirituality. It is sometimes used to help deal with issues related to patience and mood-swings. Physically, ruby-in-zoisite is thought to be helpful for healing bacterial infections. It is also used to help enhance fertility for both men and women. Ruby-zoisite is associated with the crown and heart chakras. It is also used as an astrological gemstone for both the signs of Aries and Aquarius.