Peridot is the birthstone for August and features in many of the Birthstone Lists for the month of August.
Peridot is a powerful Heart Chakra crystal, and can be used to both stimulate and balance the Heart Chakra at the same time. It is a stone that is closely associated with compassion, and bring a kind and friendly energy that is excellent for all kinds of healing.
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It has been used to beneficial effect for many psychological disorders such as depression; this is because it counters negative brain processes, thoughts and emotions which helps bring a level of balance to ones life. Anger, low self-esteem and a lack of confidence can also be helped with Peridot.
Essence of Peridot
Peridot is a quizzical gem as it’s found in one colour but has more than one name. There are three main varieties of Peridot; an olive-green variety that is known as Ovaline. A yellow-green variety that is known as Chrysolite. Lastly a bright green variety that’s known as Peridot. The green characteristics of the stone is due to trace amounts of iron; the amount of iron deposits change the intensity of green and it’s shade and appear from an earthy brown-greens to a spring-like green to a fresh, airy and joyous yellow-green.
Peridot and Psychology
Peridot has a happy uplifting and joyous energy bringing happiness into your life. It is a heart chakra stone and as such Peridot can help cleanse the heart of negative emotions, but also helps you to leave your ego behind. This can help immensely with friendships and relationships. Peridot has a great ability as a healer for the whole body. It’s a motivator and will help you pull your socks up and get on with what you need to do. Peridot assists you at looking at the past to see the lesson or reward from your previous experiences then helps you to move forward making positive changes as you go. If you’re unsure or afraid Peridot can help relieve you these bu supporting you and fstering strength and courage. The Romans would wear or carry Peridot to protect them from enchantments or baneful magic or illusions designed to mislead.
Peridot is a stone that has been called a Stone of Fortune as it can be helpful in attracting abundances in income, love, luck and general happiness. Peridot, like Garnet can reflect bad energy back to where it originated; leaving you unaffected by it. Alongside it’s repelling nature Peridot is also great for warding off evil or negative entities or spirits. Peridot is a gem that energy healers turn to when they need a helping hand, and to replace the depleted energies.
Magical Associations of Peridot
As it is a green stone it is closely associated with success, abundance and prosperity and can be used in spell work that is cantered about these themes.
One things I have found this crystal works remarkably well when it coming to seeing your own light. It’s something that can be hard to do, but you can make headway while meditating with Peridot or even just by carrying it on your person; it also helps you to forgive yourself. No one is perfect, and Peridot can help you see that, and helps you to deal with any negative feelings or guilt, especially if it is self-imposed.
In Ancient Egypt there are records of Peridot being mined from as early as 1500BCE and it was sourced from an island in the Red Sea and was used in the creation of Talismans.
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