Peridot (also called Chrysolite or Olivine) is a healer’s stone that specializes in working with others. Many refer to it as a “feel good stone” for its ability to purify the body, cleanse and align energies, and provide an energetic shield around its carrier. This makes it useful for assisting others as it protects your energy from theirs.
Peridot helps you look to your own higher energies to understand your destiny. This stone also assists with with self-forgiveness, growth, and responsibility, making it a strong choice for improving difficult relationships. Its attunement to higher truths provides one with clarity and confidence, alleviating jealousy, resentment, spite, and anger. Meditate with Peridot to unlock these benefits and move closer to enlightenment.
In ancient times, Peridot was believed to keep away evil spirits. The mining of this stone has been traced all the way back to Ancient Egypt and may have been valued even earlier.
The Roman philosopher Pliny the Elder supposedly said the Peridot was valued above all gems in his society.
An eighth century Archbishop declared peridot to be one of the twelve Apostolic gems, making it capable of true spiritual teaching and miracles.
Peridot is a variety of Olivine, specifically referring to gem quality specimens. It is typically green or yellow-green in color. Most Peridot is mined in China, the Middle East, and the United States.
Peridot is thought to resonate with the hearth and solar plexus chakras.
You can place peridot in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.
If you were born with your sun in Taurus, peridot is your abundance stone. If you have the Taurus tendency to get overly comfortable, this stone can nudge you into action that can create change in your life. It is also helpful for jealousy.
Peridot is a birthstone for Virgo. It supports your perceptive mind and helps dispel habits that block you from maturing. Using this stone can promote self-care that can help with letting go of old baggage.
Folklore states that peridot neutralizes toxins and purifies the subtle bodies. It is also though to support the soft tissues, metabolism, skin, heart, thymus, lungs, gall bladder, spleen, intestines, and eyes.
Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.
Peridot at Crystal Life
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