Natural History

Peridot is the gem form of olivine. They are found in some meteorites and in deep rock brought to the surface by volcanoes.

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.

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


Ancient Romans wore rings with peridot to calm nerves, ease depression, and banish insomnia.

Healing and Magickal Uses

Body: Cools fevers. Aids the liver and gall bladder. Aids heart and lungs. It is said that wearing peridot will slow the affects of aging on the wearer's body.

Mind: Relieves stress in adults, children and pets. 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.

Magick: 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.

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