Known as the ‘release’ stone, Peridot helps us to allow ourselves to let go of unnecessary burdens or baggage. It teaches us that the guilt that has been making us hold on to something or someone is simply an illusion of our own making. It is believed to be an excellent antitoxin gemstone. It cleans most organs and glands and is a good overall tonic for the body and mind. It reduces stress, accelerates personal growth, stimulates the mind and opens new levels of awareness and opportunity, whilst banishing lethargy and laziness. It lessens the feelings of anger and jealousy and is often used to treat major organs like the heart and lungs.
It has been used to aid sufferers of Crohn’s disease. Peridot works at its best on those who have gone through a total cleansing and have learnt to move on. It brings clarity – allowing renewal to take place. The North Star is said to pull the energies of Peridot and, like the Star, one can use the stone to navigate one’s path.