Ruby with Otter Jaw Bone Talisman
Revered in many cultures throughout history, Ruby has always been a talisman of passion, protection and prosperity. It was worn as an amulet or charm to ward off plague and pestilence, warned its wearer of impending danger, kept the body safe, and banished sadness and foolish thoughts. It was reputed to bring its owner peace, drive away frightful dreams, restrain lust, and to help resolve disputes. Burmese legend declares inserting a Ruby into the flesh would make one completely invulnerable.
Today, Ruby’s metaphysical properties are no less astounding. This exquisite crystal emanates the pure Red ray with a vibrancy unsurpassed in the mineral kingdom. It actively stimulates the Base Chakra, increasing vitality and chi, the life-force energy, throughout the physical body and into the spirit. It promotes a clear mind, increased concentration and motivation, and brings a sense of power to the wearer, a self-confidence and determination that overcomes timidity and propels one toward prosperity and achievement.
Ruby initiates the sensual pleasures of life. It stirs the blood and stimulates the heart, encouraging one to enjoy being in the physical world. It increases desire and sexual energy, and may be used to activate the kundalini. Ruby has always been associated with love, especially faithful passionate commitment and closeness. In antiquity Rubies were considered to be perfect wedding stones.
With their endless energy and limitless enthusiasm, otters can teach us a lot about how to enjoy life. Sliding, chasing, splashing, gliding, and watching an otter play is the ultimate lesson in grace and ease. Their long, sleek bodies fly through the water when they dive for food. They’re naturally curious and have all sorts of creative solutions. Otters awaken our curiosity and stimulate a child-like wonder. They remind us that life is a gift and we should savor every moment.
Historically, otters have had a positive association with women. They are symbols of femininity, fertility, and motherhood. In some cultures, otters are also seen as water deities associated with healing.
Otters are also symbols of transformation because they live on land and water. They’re comfortable in both environments and can adapt to change. If you feel like you’re in a period of transition, the otter may be appearing to show you that it’s okay to let go of the past and embrace the future.
Otters are also known for their intelligence. They’re one of the few animals that use tools, such as sticks and rocks, to help them catch food. Their problem-solving ability reminds us always to stay curious and think outside the box.
Otter reminds us to:
- Stay curious and think outside the box
- Find balance in our lives
- Be creative in our solutions
- Appreciate the moment
- Connect with our community
- Embrace change
- Let go of the past
- Have fun and enjoy life