In Sanskrit ruby has been called in various names such as Manikya, Padmaraag, Lohit, Shohnratna, Rabiratna, Kookhbinda, Shohnopol, Basuratna etc. It is a gem of the Sun and as the Sun is considered the king of all planets, Ruby too is considered the king of the navaratna. The benefit of wearing a ruby are as the king of gods Lord Indra always showers blessings and the native always conquers over his or her enemies.
It removes fear, depression, and gives new confidence, and enthusiasm. It Brings prosperity, and authority besides Success in politics and administrative work. Ruby is the gem for Sun. So if in birth chart the Ascendant is Leo, then the Lord of ascendant Leo is Sun. Ruby is the highly beneficial gem for the natives in this Ascendancy.
What Sun Provides?
The Sun is significator for royalty or high administration. The Sun stands to us a Symbol of spirit. It is constructive, creative and offers us the power of resistance and vitality beside it governs the inspiration and expiration like the breath of life. The Sun gives the force and self-will and makes one determined and decisive.
The Sun rules the heart. It also represents the right eye in the men and left eye in the women. The mouth, spleen, throat and brain are also indicated by the Sun. Affliction of the Sun by malefic planets causes low or high blood pressure, hemorrhage and cardiac thrombosis. The Sun also denotes cerebral meningitis, eruptions of the face, loss of speech, sharp fevers, typhoid, polypus, bile complaints & epilepsy.
The Sun gives activity and authority, cheerful outlook, good fortune, ambition to achieve great heights optimism, brilliance, sterling qualities and character & success in worldly affairs.