~ Peridot ~

Peridot has been prized through history for several uses mostly pertaining to emotions and getting through tough times.  Dissolving emotional turmoils and helping you get back on your feet is one thing it is great at, Peridot opens your heart to the love of the universe to promote healing.  Also Peridot soothes energy spikes and helps balance the nervous system, making it an excellent addition for anyone that needs to have inner peace and a positive outlook.  This helps your brain function as productively as possible.  It was used in Roman times to relieve depression and give a person spiritual purpose again.

Peridot is also very beneficial when it comes to treating psychological afflictions as well. It is a wonderful stone to help someone who is going through depression. It is a stone of lightness that counters the effects of negative emotions. It has the ability to balance the process of emotional release and detoxifies negative emotions, bringing them to comfortable levels. Peridot fosters emotional balance, security, and inner peace. It soothes nervousness, heals emotional and physical pain, and lightens suffering. Such usages date back to ancient Roman times when rings of Peridot were worn to relieve depression. Because it is calming to the nervous system, Peridot is also useful in promoting sleep. Peridot banishes lethargy, which can attack someone who is experiencing depression. The stone’s energy balances bipolar disorders and other forms of depression and helps one’s self esteem or bruised ego. It also brings about necessary change, which is much needed to someone who is depressed.

Agate Slice with Peridot Tree

~ Obsidian ~

Obsidian is formed from lava when it cools into volcanic glass, giving it an incredibly earthy energy with the high vibrations of glass.  Often used for blocking negative energy and relieving mental stresses Obsidian is great at bringing focus to a clouded mind.  It is also great for protection, making it a perfect addition for someone that is going through a period of stressful changes.