Peridot has also been identified as Olivine or Chrysolite. Most Peridot contains magnesium- rich Forsterite. Its color is caused by the presence of iron ions.
A high-vibrational Heart Chakra Crystal, Peridot carries a positive energy that is helpful for those undergoing traumatic emotional situations. The strong Heart Chakra energies are what give Peridot its ability to bring out unconditional Love and help those who are working to lessen the effects of the ego in their lives.
Peridot can work with both the Heart and Solar-Plexus Chakras to affect an understanding of the role relationships play in one’s life, whether romantic, friendly, or otherwise. As such, Peridot is a good crystal to wear or carry during interaction with others. Peridot is also a protective crystal, offering a supportive energy to keep chakras in balance and alignment, especially after any type of energy healing work has been done on the body. These "maintenance" type energies make Peridot exceptional in group situations, offering its upbeat and comforting vibe to all nearby.
Physically, gemmy Peridot offers deep healing vibrations to the whole body, and can be especially helpful to those recovering from illness or accidents. Specifically, Peridot can bring healing to the lungs, heart, and stomach, and is believed to assist in childbirth.
Primary Chakra: Heart, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Virgo, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Vibration: Number 5, 6 & 7
Mineral Class: Silicates
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Chemical Composition: (Mg,Fe)2SiO4, Magnesium Iron Silicate
Color: Shades of green-from yellow-green, grass green, pale emerald green, green/brown to green/black
Fun Fact: Olivine is known by many names. Besides its actual mineral names (the combination of Forsterite and Fayalite), it is known as Chrysolite, "Evening Emerald", and Peridot.
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