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This Months Birthstone

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Properties, Meanings, Powers & Uses

"Stone of Regeneration"

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Alexandrite is the color changing cousin of the Chrysoberyl family. Once thought quite rare gemstone in this world, recently they have been found in Africa.

The Alexandrite Gemstone has the unique characteristic of appearing green in the daylight and glowing red in artificial light.

There does not seem to be any writings of Alexandrite in ancient text. It was unknown until 1830 when it seems to have been discovered on the birthday of Czar Alexander II, thus the stone was named in his honor.

Scientific Properties

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Mohs Hardness of 8.5 with a orthorhombic crystal structure

A Chrysoberyl, clear violet-green, light blue or orange-yellow iridescence. This stone is extremely rare. Alexandrite changes color with source of light. That is incandescent light vs. sunlight vs. fluorescent light.

Metaphysical Properties

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Alexandrite is said to help balance one’s emotional state, to provide confidence, to increase self-esteem and to help bring about change.

It is also said to bring happiness and success, and to intensify feelings of love and sensuality. Alexandrite is a rare gemstone regarded as having regenerative powers. It enhances the rebirth of both the inner and outer self, providing impetus to expedite the changing of one’s world while producing the qualities of expansiveness, creativity, and awareness in the realm of manifestation.

Alexandrite is said to have regenerative powers, assisting one in returning to the origin of time to connect to the beginning of one’s being. Doing so facilitates understanding of, and sensitivity to, that which still remains to be learned by one’s soul, providing insight into the effortless way one is able to attain higher realization.

Enhancing rebirth of both inner and outer self, assisting with the changing of one’s world while at the same time protecting the quality of one’s learning and expanse; offering awareness and creativity in the realm of manifestation.

Learn more about The Color Pink and the The Color Green.

Healing Properties

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Alexandrite is known to stimulate happiness and pleasant surprises, good fortune and success in speculative matters. It is good for emotional balance. Reinforcing one’s self esteem as well as augmenting the ability to acknowledge and appreciate the interconnectedness of nature in all it’s aspects, bringing joy in that awareness.

Alexandrite is told to be useful to help treat pancreatic disorders, swollen lymph nodes and ailments of the spleen, as well as in the treatment and regeneration of neurological tissue on the cellular level.

Magical Properties

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Energy: Projective & Receptive
Element: Earth & Fire
Planet: Venus 
Powers: Regeneration, Luck & Fortune
Candle Color: Emerald Green

Alexandrite, when worn draws good fortune, as well as being a wonderful stone to use when crafting love spells or rituals.  Alexandrite’s energy is especially conducive to the art of manifestation, and should be used wisely.

Said to prevent others from attaching chords to one’s astral body, as well as repelling the energies of undesirable individuals.

Zodiac Properties

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Zodiac Stone of: Scorpio

Association:   Uranus, Pluto

Birthstone: Traditional Birthstone for the Month of June as well as the Anniversary Stone for the 55th Year.

To dream of Alexandrite may mean there will be times of struggle with corresponding progress in one’s life.

Chakra Properties

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Alexandrite is said to ground the 2nd, Sacral Chakra as well as providing synthesis and promoting the flow of energy from the 1st, Root Chakra, through the 4th, Heart Chakra and to the 7th, Crown Chakra; assisting in finding one’s deep inner center during meditation and offering excellent results in astral travel.

Information Sources:
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, 2003
Love Is In The Earth by Melody, 1997
Wheels of Life
by Anodea Judith, PhD, 2000
Crystal Enchantments by D.J. Conway, 1999
Smithsonian Handbooks Gemstones
by Cally Hall, 1994
Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham, 2002
Chakra Healing & Karmic Awareness by Keith Sherwood, 2005
Jewelry & Gems for Self-Discovery by Shakti Carola Navran, 2008
The Illustrated Directory of Crystal Healing by Cassandra Eason, 2003
Gemstone Energy Medicine Healing Body, Mind and Spirit by Michael Katz, 2005
Healing Crystals and Gemstones
by Dr. Flora Peschek-Bohmer, Gisela Schrieber, 2002
Personal Experience and Personal Accounts of Others In the Metaphysical Field of Work

The information here is presented to you to use as you see fit, but is not to take the place of professional medical advice. Crystals, Gemstones and Metal can accent, help, negate, protect, encourage, strengthen, and balance and thereby promote healing. Their effects can be extraordinary, but use in addition to medical advice, and not as a substitute for proper care. If you are ill, we beseech you to seek professional medical attention from a qualified physician.

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