Peridot Meanings

Keywords: Increase, prosperity, warmth, well-being

Chakras: Solar plexus, heart

Element: Earth

Zodiac Signs: Virgo, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius

Birthstone: August, September

Number: 5

Wedding Anniversary: 1st, 16th year

Peridot Crystal Healing Properties:
Peridot is a generator for increase, abundance, and manifestation. It helps remove blockages to receiving, opening you up to accept your birthright of abundance in all areas of life. Peridot is a very positive stone, bringing an inner sense of warmth and wellbeing, alleviating feelings of low self esteem or guilt. It can help to support the heart and circlulation.

Peridot History and Uses:
The oldest records of Peridot date back to 1500 BC where it was mined in Zabargad, an island in the Egyptian Red Sea. Peridot was considered a symbol of the Sun from Ancient Times to the Middle Ages and according to a Greek manuscript it confers royal dignity to its bearer. It was a favourite of the ancient Egyptians who used to crush it into a powder to treat asthma, relieve thirst and heat and to ward off evil spells. Peridot is also known as Olivine and Chrysolite. It varies in colour from yellow, to brownish to olive green depending on the amount of iron in the crystal. Gem quality Peridot is relatively rare so it is considered a precious stone. Peridot is one of only two gemstones formed deep in the magma of the earth, it is brought to the surface through volcanic activity. Olivine can sometimes be found in pallasite meteorites.

Peridot Geological Description:
Peridot is a magnesium iron silicate mineral with a hardness of 7. Its crystal system is orthorhombic and it usually forms in short, compact prisms. Important sources of Peridot are found in Pakistan, Burma, Australia, Brazil, South Africa, and the USA.

Affirmation: I resonate with the abundant energy of the Universe.