Kick out the old and bring in the new.
If your looking to Kick the winter blues out, blow away those black clouds that are always there sitting on your shoulder or close doors to the past then this is the stone for you.
Known as an all healing stone, Peridot will help unblock chakras and encourage wellness, abundance and prosperity into your life.
Peridot is a beautifully fresh, bright green in colour. However, the richness of green all depends on the iron contents within the structure of the stone. Most of the time, you will find Peridot in silica-deficient rocks which are the remains of volcanic basalt as well as in pallasitic meteorites. Peridot is one of only two gemstones that are formed not in the Earth’s crust, but in molten rock of the upper mantle. Gem-quality peridot is rare to find on Earth's surface due to its susceptibility to weathering during transportation from deep within the mantle to the surface.
Peridot is one of those stones that doesn't just look good, it actually makes life better. Personally, I love wearing mine. I have a ring that I made many moons ago and when it catches the light, it just makes me smile. Helping to leave unwanted emotional baggage behind, unblocking chakras and allow energy to flow more efficiently as well as giving you belief in yourself. Everything from money to love, Peridot will help you start afresh and keep you on the right path.
A great stone to wear if your studying or using your brain. It allows the mind to focus on what you are doing and stops your head procrastinating about the dishes that should have been done last night. I always have a rough gem sitting with me when I'm working in my sketchbook. Somehow it doesn't make the page look so blank and scary. It's perfect for the current situation as well if you are trying to work from home and you are having trouble actually sitting down to work because of other distractions. You know the ones I mean...like giving your cat a hug, walking the dog and extra 4 times a day or your looking at the sideboard thinking it needs dusting today. Peridot will calm the thoughts that are rushing about in your head and bring a sense of peace and wellbeing forward which will in turn, reward you with an easier time at the desk with a much more positive outlook.
Peridot is a powerful cleanser and healer. It aids in overcoming issues with digestion, bitterness, jealousy, irritation, resentment, hatred and greed. It helps to reduce stress levels as well as anxiety and worry. Clearing anger and guilt and opens our hearts to joy and happiness, calmness and wellbeing. Which, in turn, leads to enhancing confidence and assertation. It will give a motivation for growth and helps reduce the fear of change, helping you to move forward. One step at a time. One of the things I use it for is to banish lethargy and exhaustion. It encourages us to take control of our own lives while boosting self esteem, self worth and confidence in what we do.
Peridot is said to strengthen the immune system, metabolism and benefit the skin. It aids disorders of the heart, thymus, lungs, gallbladder, spleen and intestinal tract. It helps to treats ulcer and strengthens eyes. It is also an incredibly valued stone to help balance bipolar disorders and overcomes hypochondria.
In magic and spell work peridot is perfect for helping to draw money in. Due to its bright, fresh green, it will work well along side Emerald, Green Topaz and Serpentine. It can also be used in conjunction with a clear quartz point to give a little extra oomph to the final outcome. Just be aware not to ask for more than you need. The old saying of "Be careful what you wish for" is always one to remember. You may inadvertently sacrifice one thing to gain another.
If you lose something or misplace an object, call on Peridot to help find it. A very handy crystal to have as a scrying pendulum or on your person. It can also help wagging tongues stay at bay and will make people in conversation with you think better of something before it comes out into the open. Words can be dangerous and harmful once released. It will also encourage people to be more forthcoming with verbal communication and actually give helpful answers where they may be known for their normally unhelpful suggestions.
Peridot will also strengthen your auras protective shield and ward off negativity whether it be in person, thoughts or words. In nature and natural workings, Peridot will help you connect to nature spirits to aid future workings and meditations.
Other names - Olivine
Chakras - Solar Plexus & Heart Chakra
Birthstone - August
Zodiac - Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Planet - Mercury
Element - Earth
Direction - North
Herb: Lavender, Patchouli, Ivy, Pine
Typical colours - Olive green, bottle green, yellowish-green
Uses - Protection against negativity, helps unblock chakras and encourage energy to flow, aids concentration and focus, draws money, love & luck in abundance. Helps relieve stress, anxiety, worry, aids connection with nature spirits, brings calm and wellbeing, gives self appreciation, confidence, self-esteem, positive energy, helps protect the aura.