Known as the traditional birthstone for the month of August, peridot is most beneficial for those native to the astrological signs Leo, Libra and Gemini.
According to Indian Vedic astrology, peridot is representative of Venus and Mercury, and has positive influence in one’s mental stability, love live, security and financial status. It is believed that peridot is a stone of beauty and light, to be worn in order to protect against negative vibes. Peridot is said to have positive healing effects on the gallbladder and liver, as well as for those who are suffering from depression, shot temperament, fear and anxiety. It is believed to provide good luck, prosperity and growth, as well. Giving peridot as a gift to family members or loved ones can also symbolize peace and happiness in relationships.
Throughout the years, the gemstone has been said to possess healing properties, specifically for an individual’s eyes, lungs, heart and stomach. In Hawaii, peridot signifies the tears of the goddess Pele. In fact, several beaches on the island are speckled with tiny grains of peridot that are deemed too small to cut.