Chakra: Solar Plexus, Heart
Zodiac sign: Libra
In ancient times, Peridot was believed to keep away evil spirits. 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." Peridot teaches that holding on to people, or the past, is counterproductive. It shows you how to detach yourself from outside influences and to look to your own higher energies for guidance. It 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 about necessary change. It assists in looking back to the past to find the gift in your experiences and shows how to forgive yourself. It promotes psychological clarity and well-being. 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: 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.