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Let’s Get Metaphysical – Peridot – The Birthstone of August

Peridot birthstone of august

Welcome back fellow metaphysical maniacs and crystal fanatics! Today we take a look at the alluring green beauty that is Peridot. As august is this stones’ time to shine, I will be talking about the mythical and historical lore of the fabled lemony gem, some of it’s more quirky properties, and how it may be used in meditation, Reiki, Chakra therapy, as well as gemstone jewellery.

Lay your eyes upon a peridot once, and its vibrant lemony-green hue is not easily forgotten. Lighter than the forest green emerald, there is simply no gemstone like it.

The glorious yellow-green Peridot has been under-appreciated for years, overlooked as a lesser crystal, small, easily obtained and relatively inexpensive. Peridot is born through the fire and the flames; one of only two gems (Diamond is the other) not formed in the Earth’s crust, but in molten rock of the upper mantle and brought to the surface by the humbling and terrifying forces of earthquakes and volcanoes.

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Peridot was considered one of the most precious gemstones and is mentioned a few times in the Bible. Along with the Ten Commandments, scholars believe that it was among the 12 stones Moses brought down from Mount Sinai. Cleopatra of Egypt’s green gemstone jewellery may well have been peridot, erroneously identified as emeralds.

 While most Peridots are born of Earth, other crystals have extraterrestrial origins, found in rare pallasite meteorites. Peridot in its basic form, Olivine, has also been found in comet dust.

And there is yet another twist to the intriguing history of peridot that adds a cosmic dimension. In 2003, NASA reported that peridot had been found on Mars making it the only gemstone known to occur on another planet.

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Pallasite Meteorite gemstone with Peridot

 

Let’s Get Metaphysical – How Can Peridot Improve My Life?

Associated with the sun, Peridot has been prized since the earliest civilizations for its protective powers to drive away the forces of darkness

Peridot promotes responsibility and forgiveness, instilling confidence in one’s own abilities and reestablishing a sense of self-worth. A powerful generator of the frequency of increase, this lovely talisman may be utilized to manifest abundance in all areas of one’s life: wealth, health, happiness and love. It works exceptionally well to heal the heart chakra, so you may want to consider including it in your reiki or meditation practices, to supercharge your crystal healing sessions.

Protip: Place a piece of  peridot, or crystal jewellery on your heart, and leave it there during a meditation session, or even wear peridot as a necklace to receive all the benefits of the stone!

It is a crystal of warmth and well-being, mentally stimulating and physically regenerating. It carries the gift of inner radiance, sharpening the mind and opening it to new levels of awareness and growth, helping one to recognize and realize one’s destiny and spiritual purpose. 

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We this metaphysical article has been of some use to you, our fanatic friends, may your lives be filled with abundance and love of all kinds.

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