Peridot is the gem form of olivine. They are found in some meteorites and in deep rock brought to the surface by volcanoes.
Peridot is associated with the element of Earth and is used in rituals and spells for grounding, prosperity, and protection.
When it comes to correspondences, peridot is linked to the Heart Chakra, making it a powerful crystal for emotional healing and balance. It’s also connected to the zodiac sign of Leo and is said to enhance creativity and self-expression.
Peridot’s healing properties extend to both the body and mind. Physically, it is believed to aid in digestion, boost the immune system, and alleviate stress. Mentally, it can promote clarity, reduce anxiety, and encourage a positive outlook on life.
Proper care and cleansing are essential. You can recharge it under sunlight or moonlight, and cleansing methods include using saltwater, sound, or other crystals like selenite to keep its energy pure and vibrant.
History and Folklore
Peridot crystals found in the black volcanic sands of Hawaii are said to be the tears of the Goddess Pele.
Once believed to be visible only after night had fallen.
Ancient Romans wore rings with peridot to calm nerves, ease depression, and banish insomnia.
Correspondences for Peridot
- Angel: Achaiah or Raphael
- Gods/Goddesses: Pele; Isis
- chakra: heart, solar plexus – remove to work on other chakra areas as peridot seals the aura.
- Element: earth
- Astrological Sign: Virgo, Leo, Sagittarius
- Planet: Venus and the Sun
- Sabbat: Lughnassadh or Lammas;
- Tarot: The Empress, The Hermit
Healing and Magickal Uses
Cools fevers. Aids the liver and gall bladder. Aids the heart and lungs. It is said that wearing peridot will slow the effects of aging on the wearer’s body.
Relieves stress in adults, children, and pets. It gives a sense of peace and helps balance emotions to relieve depression and anxiety. Peridot helps maintain an upbeat, friendly attitude and attracts positive, friendly people.
Peridot is a powerful magick charm said to bring the wearer general good luck and increase his or her power and influence.
It can be used to set a shield around your aura and to cause spells cast against you to return to their sender. Peridot is said to protect sleepers from nightmares, especially when it is set in gold.
Care and Cleansing
Cleanse using smoke or water. Recharge under the full moon.