Let’s Get Metaphysical – Peridot – The 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.
The history of peridot crystals.
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.
Let’s Get Metaphysical – How Can Peridot Improve My Life?
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 copper 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.
Associated with the sun, Peridot has been prized since the earliest civilizations for its protective powers to drive away the forces of darkness