Birthstone for August. Peridot is a stone of protection and cleansing. Its focus is on helping you stay clear of bad influences or to minimize that influence. Peridot increases assertiveness and independence, making it easier to realize dreams and follow your own path.
It helps to clear your head, removing negative emotions or giving them a proper place where they dont interfere with your life. This is even the case when dealing with very powerful emotions like guilt, anger and jealousy.
It can also give you a better understanding of the relationships in your life, as it brings clarity to your thoughts and allowing you to see them in a different light.