Red is a primary color. It is the color denoting fire, passion and anger. This color is symbolic of life, strength, vitality, action, confidence and courage. The red color ray is associated with the first chakra or the base of spine which is also referred to as the 'mooladhara chakra'. Red color rays vibration can be applied for all blood deficiency diseases like anemia. These stones give an inspiring and stimulating effect to the physical body while healing and can be used in conditions like restlessness, fear, lack of energy, lack of interest etc. An excess of red rays may result in one being quick tempered, violent, demanding, angry or overbearing and can be mellowed down by using green color rays. The red colored stones used in healing of the first chakra are ruby, coral, garnet, red jasper and blood stone. Given below is a short description of the red color ray stones used to treat the base of spine.

Ruby Gemstone: Ruby is the gemstone of Sun. Ruby activates and vitalizes the body through the action of the blood stream. Spiritually it lifts the heart towards selflessness and compassion for all human beings. This stone gives stability and removes fear. One can also wear it if one lacks self-confidence, self-esteem, self-respect and optimism. It can also be used to treat miscarriages. Ruby is the birthstone of those born in the month of July and August and Planetary Stone for those born under the Zodiac Sign of Scorpio.

Coral Gemstone: Coral is the gemstone of Mars or Mangal. The Indian name of this stone is 'Moonga'. Coral belongs to the Organic Gemstones category. It is said wearing coral purifies the blood and increase in blood. Coral is helpful in treating anemia, deficient nutrition, lethargy, abortion, piles, impotency, smallpox etc. It is also useful for enhancing self-confidence, administrative capability and the power of utilizing the rights in social and political spheres. Coral is the Birthstone for those born in the month of October and those born under the Sun Sign of Taurus.

Garnet Gemstone: Garnet is a gem belonging to the semiprecious stone category. This gem is the birthstone of those born in the month of January and planetary stone for those born under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio. Garnet is used as medicine for treating hemorrhage, blood pressure, gallstones, anemia, fever and inflammatory problems. This stone is used to get relief from rheumatism, depressions, stress, and arthritis and for preventing nightmares. The Garnet is also said to be beneficial to those with heart ailments or thyroid. This stone also is said to negate loneliness, isolation, stubbornness. Garnets also stimulate the sex drive. Spiritually this stone raises the spirit from passion to purity.

Bloodstone: This is a gemstone belonging to Quartz family. This gem stone is also referred to as Heliotrope. Bloodstone is green colored gem with distinctive red spots resembling that of blood spots. This stone strengthens blood purifying organs facilitating blood circulation and removes energy blocks which are the main reasons for most diseases. Bloodstone is said to help with physical endurance and strength. This stone is used widely for treatment of iron deficiency, Depression and for cleansing organs. This stone has a positive influence on a bladder. This stone was also used to heal tumors and cure blood poisons. This is a good stone to be used in cold weather. Bloodstone is the Birthstone of those born in the month of March and gemstone for those born under the Zodiac Sign of Aries. Spiritually this stone helps one to trust in life.

Red Jasper Gemstone: Jasper is a semiprecious gemstone belonging to the Quartz family. It is one of the oldest known gemstones. Jasper is one of the birth stones listed for the Sun Sign of Virgo. It is also the Mystical birthstone for the month of October. It is also believed to cure gynecological problems, infections and problems related to the stomach and liver. Jasper is a strong securing and emotionally calming gemstone. Jasper helps to relieve stress as it absorbs negative energy and cleans and aligns the chakras.