Peridot crystallizes in the form of masses, grains, and prismatic crystals, sometimes flattened. The colour range for precious peridot includes green and yellow-green. Peridot is also known as olivine; the related colours olivine is dark yellow-green, olive green, and bottle green. Other colours include red, yellow-brown, green-to-brown, and honey yellow (from Ceylon) – See the Tourmaline section.“Love is in the Earth” – Melody Pages 478/479
Colour – Olive green, yellowish-green, honey, red, brownish
Appearance – Opaque. Clear crystal when faceted and polished. Usually quite small.
Rarity – Easily obtained but good crystals are rare.
Source – United States, Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Russia, Sri Lanka, Canary IslandsATTRIBUTES
In ancient times, Peridot was believed to keep away evil spirits. It is still a protective stone for the aura*.
This stone is a powerful cleanser. Releasing and neutralizing toxins on all levels, it purifies the subtle and physical bodies, and the mind. It opens, cleanses, and activates the heart and solar plexus chakras* and releases “old baggage”. Burdens, guilt, or obsessions are cleared. Peridot teaches that holding onto people, or the past, is counterproductive. Peridot shows you how to detach yourself from outside influences and to look to your own high energies for guidance.
This stone releases negative patterns and old vibrations so that a new frequency can be accessed. If you have done the psychological work, Peridot assists you to move forward rapidly. This visionary crystal helps you to understand your destiny and your spiritual purpose. It is particularly helpful to healers.
Psychologically, Peridot alleviates jealousy, resentment, spite and anger, and reduces stress. It enhances confidence and assertion without aggression. Motivating growth, Peridot helps to bring out necessary change. It assists in looking back to the past to find the gift in your experiences, and shows how to forgive yourself. This stone promotes psychological clarity and well-being. It is attuned to the attainment of spiritual truth, and regulates the cycles of life.
Mentally, Peridot sharpens the mind and opens it to new levels of awareness. It banishes lethargy, bringing to your attention all the things you have neglected consciously or unconsciously.
With Peridot’s aid, you can admit mistakes and move on. It helps you to take responsibility for your own life, especially when you believe “it is all someone else’s fault”.
The influence of Peridot can greatly improve difficult relationships.HEALING
Peridot has a tonic effect. It heals and regenerates tissues. It strengthens the metabolism and benefits the skin. Peridot aids the heart, thymus, lungs, gallbladder, spleen, intestinal tract, and ulcers, and strengthens eyes. Placed on the abdomen, it aids giving birth by strengthening the muscle contractions but lessening pain. Its energy balances bipolar disorders and overcomes hypochondria.POSITION
Wear at the throat. Place as appropriate, especially over the liver in contact with the skin."The Crystal Bible" volume 1 - Judy Hall Pages 212/213
Extract from Melody 2004, Love is the Earth, A Kaleidoscope of Crystals, ISBN O-9628190-3-4
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