Crystal Thursday- Peridot

This week I wanted to write about August’s Birthstone, Peridot.  Its happy fresh color and energizing friendly vibe certainly do conjure up the hot days of summer in my mind.

(Photo by lilbullgirl)

Peridot has been used in jewelry and healing since the time of Egypt (and probably before that) as a symbol of the sun and is associated with warmth, illumination, expansion and growth.  Peridot’s bright happy green color is aligned with the energy of abundance and with the 3rd and 4th chakras. This stone is cleansing of the aura, and energizing to the process of healing.  It can accelerate growth as it helps us face our past mistakes, release guilt and accept responsibility.  It promotes self forgiveness and acceptance which can in turn help us become open to receiving with grace. It reminds us to look toward our own higher selves for guidance and to be released from old unhealthy patterns and habits.  Peridot is a stone of moving forward, leaving guilt behind, taking the wisdom and growth that only experience can bring.



  1. Hannah said,

    August 12, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Pretty, pretty. . . love the color and its slight transparency. Love, Mom

  2. Martha Jewel said,

    August 12, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Peridot has never been one of my favorite stones but that’s because I didn’t know about all of the important work it does. Thanks

  3. jody said,

    August 28, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I learned today that you have the other half of my peridot geo, and that brings me great pleasure 🙂

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