August Birthstone - Peridot
Birthstones are gemstones that harmonize with calendar months or zodiac signs to help balance, enhance and support specific energies.
Colors: Greens Usually found in: Vietnam, Burma, Brazil, United States, Thailand Chakras represented: Solar Plexus, Heart Element: Earth Peridot is a magnesium mineral with a hardness of 7 that forms in short, compact prisms which are usually vertical; The green of Peridot can vary from lime, to olive, to mossy. Very light green shades can often be referred to as Chrysolite. Since ancient times, yellow-green varieties of Peridot have been viewed as symbols of the sun and in Greece, it was believed to coney the energy of royalty to the wearer, also providing protection against evil spirits.
Peridot can be used to bless and energize one's work, whether it be tending to a garden, raising a family, working as a healer, building a business, or assisting others in such activities. It's an earth stone meant for grounding as opposed to more cosmically oriented crystals. Peridot is a powerful generator of the frequency of "increase", and is a wonderful aid in removing financial blockages. Use Peridot as an ally to manifest wealth, health, and joy and emotional well being. Open your mind and heart to the possibility of receiving from the universe, accepting all that is yours. A Peridot affirmation: I gently and gratefully receive my birthright of success, abundance and prosperity on all levels. xo,