I was fascinated when I first saw a piece of Peridot in a crystal store even before knowing anything about the spiritual and metaphysical meaning and properties of this stone.
What made me admire this gemstone most was Pridot's enthralling color. I still appreciate its lovely shades every time I work with it and use it in my day-to-day spiritual practice. Let us see what makes Peridot so valuable, both in a spiritual and in a material sense.
General Spiritual Properties
Peridot is an excellent source of high frequency vibrations that can multiply your wealth and increase your health and joy, including all positive emotional states.
It brings your mind, will and emotions into harmony and disperses fear. Peridot is a great crystal for attracting money and can be of invaluable help on your life journey, supporting you to achieve your dreams.
The chemical formula of Peridot is (Mg,Fe)2SiO4. In essence it is a silicate of iron and magnesium with hardness in the range from 6.5 to 7 on the Moh's scale.
Peridot comes in lovely green, olive and brown colors, sometimes with golden overtones. It is a transparent or translucent crystal with high luster.
Notable occurrences are in the USA, Australia, Pakistan, Myanmar, China, Afghanistan, the Canary Islands and the Red Sea region. Some of the most beautiful specimens of Peridot originate from Pakistan. In Europe, Peridot was first introduced by the Crusaders who brought it back from their crusades. The brought it from certain Red Sea islands where it had been mined more than 3000 years ago.
Peridot is also referred to as Olivine - name obviously derived from the characteristic and unique olive color of this crystal. It is also known as Chrysolite. The name origin is uncertain, but it could be derived from the Greek word "peridona", which means stone that gives plenty. The word Peridot itself is pronounced [per-i-doh] or [per-i-dot].
As we already said, Peridot is magnesium iron silicate in its composition. It has an orthorhombic structure. The color is believed to originate from the presence of iron color centers in the orthorhombic crystal structure.
Peridot gemstones can be produced from high quality specimens. Their price is very much dependent on the color and transparency of the stones. The most valuable color is the medium, somewhat yellow-green. The price of Peridot stones of that color can go up to 100 dollars per carat or more.
Peridot Meaning and Spiritual Significance
The ancient peoples used this crystal in their magic rituals as an amulet and symbol of protection to defy evil forces. In ancient Greece it has been used during divination rituals. The pre-Christian Celtic priests wore this stone for protection. Peridot was popular also among the Native American Indians who used it for jewelry making.
Peridot can align the inner bodies of our microcosm, that is the etheric, astral and mental body with respect to the physical body. It boosts our desire to accelerate our self growth and realization of our true nature.
Peridot is associated with the fourth chakra - Anahata, which is no surprise considering the color of this stone. It can promote all processes where renewal, growth, rebirth, and rejuvenation takes place. As such, Peridot can be used to decelerate aging. It brings abundance and prosperity. In addition, it is capable of healing and harmonizing all interpersonal relationships, especially the marital relationship, where it can reduce the amount of stress, rage and jealousy. When the ego is hurt, this stone helps in healing it more easily.
Peridot strengthens intuition and enables an easier contact with the higher, more spiritual planes. It is also a protective stone that creates a shield around the auric field of the wearer.
As a birthstone, Peridot is a birthstone for those born in August, but regardless, it can be very useful to all Zodiac signs.
Crystal Healing with Peridot
On the physical level, Peridot encourages a deep, sound sleep. It helps the heart, bloodstream, lungs and digestive system. It improves the immunity and regulates the functioning of the glandular system. Peridot helps heal ulcers and digestive problems. It is also good for the skin, hair and nails.
Peridot is a crystal of the visionaries. It provides insight, not only into the physical, but also into the spiritual purpose of existence. Recurrence is one of the most important aspects of this stone. Peridot can intensify
your awareness about the natural processes that are periodic and recur at regular intervals. Those processes can be either internal - physiological, mental, and emotional, or external to you. Peridot is therefore a useful stone when you need to make a transition from one life cycle to another. If you feel trapped or restrained in some unresolved or ever repeating situation, Peridot may come to your help to move the wheel of life and fortune forward, to position yourself into a more favorable environment.
As stone of the spring season, Peridot can be used to overcome depression. It helps eliminate physical toxins from your body as well as recognize and neutralize mental and emotional toxins. Its associated element is the earth element.
Peridot should be discharged using water immediately after each session of working with it. It is best charged in the sun.
In conclusion, the meaning or Peridot will vary from person to person because we are all individual and unique beings. Based on my experience, I find Peridot a truly fascinating gem. I hope you will have a lot of nice moments with it, regardless of how you use it in your life. I believe that Peridot will deliver a portion of its beneficial energies even if you use it purely as jewelry. With Love and Light!