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peridot-fullPeridot is a magnesium iron silicate mineral with an orthorhombic crystal system. The name Peridot is of Greek origin, but the original meaning is not known.  Peridot is also referred to as Chrysolite and Olivine.peridot-raw

Peridot is reputed to be calming and supportive; alleviating rage, envy and resentment, whilst also combating stress and encouraging confidence.  It is said that peridot helps the mind by brining clarity to thoughts, and also to assist in reflecting on past experiences and learning the benefit of them.  In a similar vein, peridot is said to help with finding lost possessions!

peridot-ringPsychologically, Peridot alleviates jealousy, resentment, spit and anger and reduces stress. It enhances confidence and assertion without aggression.  This stone also promotes psychological clarity and well-being.

Peridot sharpens the mind and opens it to new levels of awareness.  It banishes lethargy and can greatly improve difficult relationships.

Peridot is considered to be excellent for promoting physical well-being and acts as a tonic that aids the heart, lungs and digestive system.  It is also thought that a piece placed on the stomach during labour was reputed to ease the pain of contractions!!!  Tell that to your Midwife lol!!!!!!

Zodiac: Leod3a4141827238bdb21585ccc49bbacd9

Birthstone: August

Chakra: Solar Plexus and Heart

Sources: USA, Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Russia, Sri Lanka, Canary Islands

Hardness: 7

Empowerment: People respond positively towards me.


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