PERIDOT - A Stone of Cycle Regulation

Peridot is a bit of a conundrum, it is one of the few stones found in only one color, but is known by three names: Peridot, Olivin and Chrysolith. It is told that the name Peridot is derived from the Greek word “peridona” with a meaning that runs along the lines of “giving plenty”.

Peridot is not only terrestrial, but it has also fallen to Earth from celestial bodies. Although many different gems can be found in meteorites that have fallen to Earth, the galaxy-traveling Peridot is the only one that is found in sizes large enough to be made into jewelry. These gem-carrying meteorites are called pallasites, and the Peridot found in them is given a special name too, Moldavite, to speak to its clandestine origins. In scientific communities, it is also believed that Peridot crystals played a large role in the creation of the moon, and that now they comprise a large portion of the moon's mantle.                                                           .

In 1749, one such meteorite was found on a desolate hilltop in Siberia, and it was discovered that this fallen star contained many pieces of beautiful, heaven-sent Peridot crystals big enough to be used in jewelry. It is believed this particular Moldavite bearing Pallasite fell to the earth's surface as early as 14.8 million years ago .              .

Peridot is the "Study Stone" used as personal talisman in efforts to concentrate on learning new skills and acquiring new knowledge.

Peridot is also very beneficial when it comes to treating psychological afflictions. It is a wonderful stone to help someone who is going through depression. It has the ability to balance the process of emotional release and detoxify negative emotions, bringing them to comfortable levels. Peridot fosters emotional balance, security and inner peace. It soothes nervousness, heals emotional and physical pain and lightens suffering. Such usages date back to ancient Roman times when rings of Peridot were worn to relieve depression. Because it is calming to the nervous system, Peridot is also useful in promoting sleep. Peridot banishes lethargy, which can attack someone who is experiencing depression. The stone’s energy balances bipolar disorders and other forms of depression and helps one’s self-esteem or bruised ego. It also brings about necessary change, which is much needed to someone who is depressed.

From an emotional level, Peridot opens, cleanses and activates the heart, which can help one to release old beliefs and patterning that no longer serves. All burdens, guilt and obsessions become cleared and a new psychological clarity and feeling of well-being begin. Peridot teaches that holding onto the past is counter-productive. It shows us how to detach oneself from outside influences and how to look to our own higher energies for guidance. It assists in moving forward rapidly in therapeutic situations. It also helps one to understand their chosen destiny and spiritual inclinations, helping a person to attain their full potential. All in all, the stone sharpens the mind and opens it to new levels of awareness and authenticity.

Anger is an emotion Peridot has been known to be very beneficial for. The stone calms the nervous system, helping to dissolve emotional tensions and brings balance to the system. It actually attracts love. It alleviates jealousy, resentment, spite and reduces stress.

The Peridot stone can be extremely beneficial to those who are having self-esteem problems. The stone enhances confidence and assertion without aggression. It helps a person see their own light and recognize that they are deserving of love. It assists in looking back to the past at negative experiences, and shows a person how to forgive. Peridot helps deal with guilt, whether it is self-imposed, or the product of others' manipulative ways. It can help us to admit our mis-takes and move on, taking responsibility for our own life, especially when we hold the belief that it is all someone else’s fault. It may be useful for  those who feel they have little personal power.  Working with the stone or keeping one with you, will give you that extra boost you might need. It is stimulating to one’s energy level, promoting vitality both physiologically and psychologically. It is invigorating and rejuvenating, promoting access to one's inner vision and joy.

Peridot also has other psychological effects and uses. It can help one overcome hypochondria. It can greatly improve difficult relationships. It treats phobias, particularly those associated with fears of the dark, becoming like a security blanket to a small child.

Peridot is a powerful cleanser.  It releases and neutralizes toxins on all levels.  Alleviates jealousy, resentment, spite, bitterness, irritation, hatred and greed.  Reduces stress, anger and guilt.  Peridot opens our hearts to joy and new relationships.  It enhances confidence and assertion, motivating growth and change.  Sharpens and opens the mind to new levels of awareness.  Banishes lethargy, apathy and exhaustion.  Peridot empowers one  to take responsibility for their own life.

Peridot strengthens the immune system, metabolism and benefits the skin.  It aids disorders of the heart, thymus, lungs, gallbladder, spleen and intestinal tract.  Treats ulcers and strengthens eyes. As with other gemstones, the color of the Peridot stone is directly related to parts of the body that it can be of aid to. Because of its yellowish green color, Peridot has been believed to cure diseases of the liver and difficulties with digestion. It aids in physical detoxification and helps problems with the kidneys, bladder, gall bladder and the stomach. Peridot heals such illnesses as ulcers, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. It is also useful in helping to heal insect bites. Peridot has a tonic effect, it heals and regenerates tissues, strengthens the metabolism and benefits the skin. If placed on the abdomen, it aids in giving birth by strengthening the muscle contractions while lessening the pain. Peridot is also helpful in treating skin diseases and difficulties associated with the adrenal glands and the endocrine system and may also be used to treat fevers.

Key Signature Essences: study, new knowledge, emotional balance, security, inner vision, inner peace, self-esteem, confidence, relaxes, calms, unifies, love, compassion, joy, rejuvenating, encouragement, accountability, renewal, purification, rebirth, growth, comfort and intuition

Energy Centers/Chakras in the body: Heart - 4th Energy center/Chakra


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