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By Apr 14, 2020 Updated May 21, 2020

Peridot Meaning and Healing Powers

Peridot Meaning and Uses
Natural Peridot

Introduction to Peridot

Peridots only come in one color – green – but what a beautiful shade of green it is, bright, cheerful, almost friendly conjuring up images of spring, fresh grass and new shoots.

Peridot’s history stretches back thousands of years to the Ancient Egyptian era when it was mined on the fabled Topazo Island in the Red Sea. It has been suggested that Cleopatra’s legendary collection of emerald gemstones were really Peridots.

Peridots were carved into lucky talismans and listed as one of the gemstones on Aaron’s famed breastplate in the holy bible as well as one of the foundation stones of Jerusalem.

Peridot Virtues

  • Calming and soothing
  • Brings Happiness and Joy
  • A Gemstone of Love
  • Improves Health
  • Manifests Money
  • Healing (liver, lungs, stomach, thyroid)
  • Aids Sleep
  • Helps with Depression and Anxiety

The color of Peridot

Peridot Color Range
Peridot Color Range

All gemstone quality Peridots are pale to lime green with some yellowish or brownish examples.

The color green is symbolic of growth, fertility, energy and vitality. It is the color of spring, rebirth and vitality. Green is also associated with money, prosperity and abundance but also envy and greed.

The Emotional and Spiritual Benefits of Peridot

Look at a Peridot or hold one in your hand and I can almost guarantee your mood will change for the better. It has a sunny appearance which is reflected in its emotional spirituality and brings joy and enthusiasm with it.

Peridot can help those looking for a new start in life, leaving your old baggage behind and looking forward to a whole new future. It will allow you to forgive past grievances, resolve resentment, jealousy and envy and establish a new independent you.

Peridot is often referred to as the Study Stone, making it a great gemstone for students or all those who are trying to learn something be it the guitar or another language. It will give you the perseverance and passion needed to keep on with your schooling.

The Physical Benefits of Peridot

Peridot’s first physical benefit is as a protective gemstone – it can prevent illness and injury before they happen and need treating.

Physical Bnefits of Gemstones

The curative powers of Peridot lie in the centre of the body. Stomach ailments and digestive issues, PMS, cramps and labor pains, the heart and lungs, metabolism and tissue function, as well as the liver, pancreas and spleen all come under this gemstone’s sphere of influence.

Peridot and the Chakras

Chakra meditation

The ancient Hindu philosophy concerning the Chakra system suggests that there are various points about our bodies which have a direct effect on our physical and mental well-being. The Chakra locations move up our body from the Root Chakra at the base of the spine up to the Crown Chakra on the top of our heads.

Our Chakras can get blocked or put out of alignment and there are various ways of unblocking them – yoga, meditation, herbs, affirmations and so on. One of these methods is the use of gemstones placed or worn near the appropriate Chakra point.

Each Chakra point has an associated color and usually the gemstone with most influence will be in that particular color. Peridot is green and therefore is connected with the Heart Chakra.

Can Peridot unblock Chakras?

Some signs that your Heart Chakra is blocked include high blood pressure, cardiovascular or breathing problems, anti social feelings, lack of empathy, being overly critical and a fear of intimacy.

If you experience any of these symptoms then place a Peridot on your chest then lie down and relax or wear a Peridot necklace or pendant throughout the day for protection or cure.

Is Peridot a Birthstone?

Peridot is the official birthstone for the month of August.

By the way, it is also a traditional gemstone gift for the 16th wedding anniversary.

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Peridot and the Zodiac

Peridot has been traditionally linked with those born under the Zodiac signs of Leo and Virgo and suggests a sunny disposition and gentleness with an underlying strength of personality.

It is also associated with those born in the Chinese zodiac year of the monkey.

12 Signs of the Zodiac

How to recharge and cleanse Peridot

There are a number of ways to cleanse your Peridot gemstone. The easiest is to just put it under some flowing water – a spring, stream or waterfall would be ideal but the water from your tap at home will be just fine.

You can get some extraterrestrial help by putting your gemstone in the sunshine for a few hours or under the rays of the full moon for a night.

Smudging your gemstone with the smoke of some incense or a bunch of your favorite dried herbs will be a nice treat if your Peridot has been doing overtime recently.

If you have a particular issue that your Peridot gemstone needs to address you can charge it up with a short intention process by holding it while thinking or saying out loud how the gemstone can help.

Where to place Peridot

In the family home, I suggest keeping Peridot on the eastern side of the house to encourage a peaceful and calm family – put it on the window sill to capture the strength of the sun.

If you, or a family member, are in the midst of studying then keep a Peridot on or by your place of work to help keep you on track for success.

As a gemstone of growth and protection, keeping Peridot in your children’s bedroom will help them develop and improve physically and mentally as well as keeping them safe. It can also help children get over a fear of the dark.

Peridot is also a gemstone of abundance so keeping one in your place of business is a great idea.

How to use Peridot

Peridot is an exceptionally attractive gemstone so would make some marvelous jewelry pieces and this is the easiest way to keep it on your person to protect and enhance your day. A pendant or necklace being close to the Heart Chakra is ideal.

Alternatively you can put one or two in your pocket or purse to reach for in times of need.

Peridot can be used to realign your Heart Chakra by placing it on your chest while lying down and relaxing or placed on a point of pain to soothe.

Peridot and wealth

As a green gemstone, Peridot is associated with money and wealth but, be careful, as it is also the color of greed and envy.

It is a gemstone of abundance and this can be in the form of money as wealth as bounty of love and food.

Nicknamed the ‘Study Stone’, I have always believed a good education is a great way towards accumulating wealth so keep Peridot with you during school and college and you are halfway to success!

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Can I use Peridot for Meditation?

As a calming and soothing gemstone, Peridot is an excellent aid to meditation. It also opens the mind and gives you a clear vision of what you need in life which will help during reflection.

Can I wear or carry Peridot every day?

We all have our own energies and a different reaction to individual gemstones. For some people certain gemstones can be too powerful to be worn all the time - moldavite and rainbow moonstone have this reputation – but Peridot seem to be a very benign and helpful friend to all.

The only issue with this gemstone being worn everyday is more physical than spiritual as it is relative soft compared to something like sapphires or rubies so can get a bit scratched or dulled by constant use.

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Peridot Goddesses

Peridot is linked with several Goddesses and their patronage reflects its well established spiritual benefits.

The Sumerian Goddess Nisaba (or Nidaba) of writing and studying shows Peridot’s origins as the ‘Stone of Study’.

Greek Goddess Eirene and her Roman equivalent Pax represent peace and harmony, yet another of Peridot’s blessings.

Lakshmi is the consort of Vishnu in Hindu mythology and is the Goddess of wealth and purity – linked to Peridot through abundance and prosperity.

Peridot is one of the few gemstones born in the fiery depths of the earth’s mantle (along with diamonds) so it is not surprising that it also honors the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes, Pele.

Can I help my pet with Peridot?

Just as gemstones can help us humans, they can also influence our pets in much the same way – so long as we can interpret what they need.

An excitable pet is easy to spot so we can prescribe Peridot to calm him or her down and animals have a very similar Chakra system to ourselves so the Heart Chakra can be treated much like our own.

Peridot Elixir

Making a Peridot elixir could not be easier. Just pop a clean gemstone into some fresh spring or mineral water for an hour or two and hey, presto! Drink the water, make it into some herbal tea or use as a hydrating beauty treatment.

Peridot is especially useful as a bath for the eyes or as a potent liver cleanser.

Not all gemstones are good for elixirs, in fact some can be POISONOUS so check before making your own at home.

Peridot and Dreams

Peridot has been a traditional gemstone to ward off nightmares but to dream about Peridots was thought to be an omen of impending misfortune.

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Which gemstones go well with Peridot?

Most gemstones go together very well. A clue to their compatibility can be in their color – visually green and orange do not go well side by side and spiritually they are not suited either.

Look at the chemical make-up of the gemstones, the zodiac, high or low energy, Chakras, mineral grouping to see if they are likely to clash.

The lively green Peridot is a wonderful companion to most other gemstones, Garnets and Peridots for self confidence, Citrines and Peridots to attract and keep hold of money, Peridot and Chrysoprase for a double boost to the Heart Chakra.

Garnets and Peridots
Citrine and Peridots
Chrysoprase and Peridots

Is Peridot good for Yoga?

Peridot is a calming and soothing gemstone but also motivating and developing so for traditional types of yoga it can be very useful to have on the mat with you or by your side if you are practicing outside on the grass.

Peridot and the Workplace

Peridot is not necessarily one of the classic workplace gemstones but its subtle influence can make a difference to your day.

Peridot boosts your self-esteem and motivation giving you the confidence and energy to succeed in your career or business.

Peridot can focus your mind and clear the clutter allowing you to make the correct and sensible decisions needed throughout the day.

If you have a demanding and stressful job, Peridot can reduce this pressure and calm your anxieties.

Peridot Pendulums

Pendulums can be used to gain psychic guidance with simple yes or no questions.

If you need navigation with matters to do with the Heart Chakra then a Peridot pendulum would be just the right gemstone pendulum to use.

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Peridot and EMF

Electromagnetic fields which fill our daily lives with potentially harmful radiation waves are created by our phones, computers, wifi routers, 5G attennas and so on. Gemstones can act as a barrier to these waves and I would recommend placing a piece of Black Tourmaline, Amazonite or Malachite between you and any source of EMF pollution.

I do not feel that Peridot is an ideal barrier but it can certainly help you overcome the effects that EMF smog may have had on you during the course of an appliance filled day. Take the time at the end of the day to find a quiet spot to lie down with a Peridot gemstone placed over the heart. Breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth, clearing your mind as much as possible. Within 5 minutes you will be as right as rain.

Handy Guide to Peridot

Category Details

Study Stone


Bright Green






Leo and Virgo

Main Virtue

Calming and uplifting


Digestive System

Gem Partner

Garnet / Citrine


Water / Sun


Nisaba / Pax / Lakshmi

Final thoughts on Peridot

Most well known gemstones are created near the earth’s surface as minerals crystallized, cooled and hardened in cracks in rock formations. Not so Peridot, which was formed deep within the earth’s violent blazing mantle before being blasted to the surface during explosive volcanic eruptions.

Some Peridots are dredged from the now solidified lava flows while others have worked their way free before being washed into streams and rivers where the water and gravelly beds have tumbled them into smooth natural gemstones.

With this extreme conception and birth it is no surprise that Peridot should bring such powerful spiritual powers with it, fired and baptized by the planet itself.

Please read our Peridot information article for more details

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