Peridot protects the aura and purifies the subtle and physical body. It releases negative patterns and old vibrations and assists you to move forward rapidly. Psychologically, it removes jealousy, resentment, anger and negative feelings. This stone promotes clarity of mind and helps you take responsibility of your own life. It is a good stone to improve a difficult relationship.
Peridot sharpens the mind, banishes lethargy and helps reduce stress in your life. It has a tonic effect that heals and benefits the skin and eyes. It increases metabolism and aids the heart, thymus, lungs, gall bladder and spleen function.
The name Peridot is derived from the Arabic word ‘Faridat’, meaning gem.
From ancient times to the Middle Ages, Peridot was considered a symbol of the Sun. The ancient civilisations believed that Peridot was ejected to Earth by a sun’s explosion and carries its healing powers. It was known for its protective powers against evil spirits and to drive away the forces of darkness. The owner would need to pierce it, string it on the hair of an ass and tie it around the left arm. It was also used to combat night terrors. According to an early Greek manuscript, it confers royal dignity on its bearer.