AUGUST IS PERIDOT MONTH
The official birthstone for August is Peridot and is assigned to zodiac sun signs Leo, Gemini and Sagittarius. It is also celebrated on 16th wedding anniversaries.
Peridot was called the “Gem of the Sun” and ancient Egyptians were fascinated with the stone, and used it as a talisman to ward of evil. Peridot has a very long written history. with theories that the mining of the stone dates back to 1500 BC. Although first thought to be discovered and made famous in Egypt, it is mined in many states in the Unites States and also abroad.
While many gemstones come in a variety of color, Peridot only comes in one - green !
Peridot has many metaphysical attributes. It releases and alleviates negativity, reduces stress and lower level emotions and fosters joy and confidence. Some legends credit the stone with good cheer, attracting love and friendship .
Overall, peridot and its “sunny disposition” is a powerful healer and toxic cleanser. It promotes change, growth and personal responsibility.
Be renewed with Peridot and spread some joy and happiness !
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