Danny Boy, the House of Pain alum and Chicago's SoulStice answer globally and socially-minded questions.
July is a month possessing powerful characteristics and events to its name. Both Canada and the United States celebrate their independence days in July (as do various countries world-wide including Algeria, Somalia and Argentina). It is said to be the warmest month in the northern hemisphere, and is also the representative of the most powerful of the birthstones: the rubrum. When flawless, the ruby is worth more than a diamond.