Peridot is a stone of protection and cleansing. Its meaning is focused on helping you stay clear of people with a bad influence on you or to minimize their influence.
The reason being that peridot increased your assertiveness and independence, making it easier to realize your dreams by following your own path.
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As mentioned above peridot is a stone of protection that is focused on yourself. It clears your head, removing negative emotions or at least giving them a proper place where they don’t interfere with your life.
This is even the case when dealing with very powerful emotions like guilt, anger and jealousy among others.
It can also give you a better understanding of the relationships in your life, again by clearing your thoughts and allowing you to see them in a different light.
It makes you able to move past your own ego and deal with the situation at hand. This is the reason it is sometimes called a visionary stone.
Even more important it can heal damaged egos and mend emotional wounds and it protects you from unnecessary heartache. A perfect combination for budding romances and struggling relations alike.
Peridot is the birthstone of August, which means it is considered even more powerful for people born in that month. Which is just as well as the birth-sign of most of those born in August is Leo, which means they are wilder and more impulsive than most. Though of course anyone can wear a peridot whether it is your birthstone or not.
Peridot Myths and Legends
As another ancient gemstone peridot is surrounded by myths and legends. Ancient cultures like the Egyptians used it for treating a multitude of diseases, such as asthma, bronchitis and ulcers.
They believed the stone would bestow health and wealth on the wearer, however dreaming of it was considered an ill omen and misfortune would befall anyone dreaming of it.
When dealing with depression Romans often turned to peridot stones to remedy their affliction.
Hawaii has few gemstone deposits so is it any wonder that peridot pebbles that washed up on the beaches were treated with reverence? They believed them to be the tears of Pele, the goddess of the elements.
Peridot Healing Properties
Peridot is a stone with a strong energizing effect, it stimulates the entire body and fills you with energy. This makes it useful for those dealing with stress or a mild depression.
Disclaimer: Peridot should not be used instead of regular medical treatment, but in addition to treatments. Always seek professional help when dealing with health related problems.