key words Joy and wisdom, release of sorrow
element Wind and Water
chakras Heart (4th), Third Eye (6th), Crown (7th)
Alexandrite is a variety of Chrysoberyl, a beryllium aluminum oxide with a hardness of 8.5. It is one of the hardest gemstones, second only to diamond and corundum. It crystal pattern is orthorhombic, and it sometimes forms in hexagonal-looking twinned crystals. It was discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia in 1830, on the birthday of Czar Alexander II, and was named after him. The magic of Alexandrite is in its property of color change—it is light red or red-purple in incandescent artificial light and green or blue-green in daylight. (Appropriate to its name, the red and green colors of Alexandrite were the same as those of the Russian Imperial Guard.) In addition to Russia, Alexandrites have been found in Sri Lanka, South Africa, Burma, Brazil, Madagascar and the United States. The largest cut gem, weighing sixty-six carats, is in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. Alexandrite is one of the world’s rarest gemstones, and the finest specimens are more costly than Diamonds.
Since its discovery, Alexandrite was believed in Russia to be a stone of good fortune. As belief in the magical properties of stones faded with the rise of science and rationalism, Alexandrite was the only gemstone still believed to be a beneficial talisman as late as the nineteenth century.
In current metaphysical thought, Alexandrite is said to carry a very joyful vibration and to be a powerful agent of inner transformation and spiritual evolvement. It embodies both the heart energy (green) and the higher mind energy (purple). Its property of changing color in different lights symbolizes the ideal of inner adaptability in which one is able to respond from the mind, the heart, or both together, in whatever way is most appropriate. Using Alexandrite in meditation, in stone layouts, or in jewelry can stimulate a harmonic opening of the heart chakra, third eye and crown chakras, in which the three operate as an integrated whole.
Robert Simmons It is true that Alexandrites are stones of joy, and for that reason they ought to be taken seriously. These stones have a vibrational connection to Source energies of the higher dimensions, where the atmosphere is most rapturous. However, one must be careful to do more than just enjoy the happy feeling engendered by contact with Alexandrite. Alexandrite’s window to the ecstasies of the higher realms can and should be the springboard to inner exploration. Here is a tool to offer one a quest into the Self. For one thing, it may help one to experience the fact that the joy of the celestial realms is also simultaneously here at every moment, and one’s reality depends to a great extent upon the levels at which one chooses to receive. Alexandrites shift their colors when different wavelengths of light shine upon them. One of their lessons is to teach us to take in all energies that come to us, to transmute them into such harmony and beauty as is possible, and to do this with the inner resilience of a commitment to joy. This commitment, with the assistance of Alexandrite’s vibrational connection to the higher realms, makes us into sources, rather than mere receivers, of joy.
Naisha Ahsian Alexandrite is a stone of high wisdom and heart energy. It facilitates one in moving through grief or self-pity and enables one to perceive one’s own point of power in the moment. It is excellent for those who procrastinate and are unable to take action due to fear. Alexandrite opens the heart chakra and the third eye, assisting one in perceiving and understanding the wisdom hidden within difficult emotional experiences. It lends a sense of hope in even the darkest of times and can aid one in finding the path to the Light when all seems lost.
Alexandrite is also a stone of joy, stimulating one’s recognition of abundance on all levels. It can be used to attract wealth and to assist in manifesting the heart’s desires and dreams. Even in pieces that do not exhibit color change, the energy of Alexandrite can assist one in shifting circumstances and emotions to more accurately reflect Spirit on the Earth plane.
Alexandrite brings a frequency of joy that is related to the experience of revelation. It is a powerful stone for stimulating the intuitive and psychic senses, at the same time opening the heart to Divine Love. Alexandrite is a powerful stone to use for connecting with the Divine Mind. Within this state of connection, it is as if you are speaking to a loving parent, who will answer questions and reveal knowledge to you in a way that reflects a deep understanding of your experiences. When resonant with the energy of the Divine Mind, you are able to speak from a heart-centered place of higher knowledge. This facilitates communication, teaching, and channeling or psychic counseling work.
This stone facilitates accessing the Akashic records and can assist one in perceiving alternate and past-life experiences that are relevant to current situations. It is closely related to both ancient Egyptian and Atlantean energies and can assist those who were once priests or priestesses in recovering ancient sacred knowledge.
Spiritual On a spiritual level, Alexandrite allows connection with the frequencies of Divine Knowledge and Divine Love. It assists one in resonating with these frequencies and utilizing them to gather knowledge for the growth of the self or others while sharing this knowledge from the heart. It facilitates the recovery of alternate-life information and Akashic records.
Emotional Alexandrite brings in the frequency of Joy. It teaches one to perceive the joy in being an embodied soul. Resonating with this stone may assist you in dealing with issues of not being able to receive love or energy from others. It can assist one in learning to trust one’s intuition and guidance, and in opening to become a channel for Divine knowledge and love.
Physical Alexandrite stimulates the pineal and pituitary glands and opens the crown through heart chakras. It stimulates the brain and assists in balancing brain function. Alex-andrite’s properties are mainly spiritual, though it can be used to help one relax in order to support physical healing. It is an excellent stone to use with those who are fearful of the healing process, as it allows them to relax and become more receptive to the experience. It is a good stone to use with those who are preparing for surgery or other invasive processes.
Affirmation I embrace with joy the totality of life.