A while ago, Cristy posted about signs and symbols, and it reminded me of something I treasure.
Both my ectopic pregnancies would have had due dates in August, and after learning that the birthstone for August is peridot, my husband bought me some peridot ear-rings. We initially considered burying them in the pots where we had planted two dwarf Tahitian pohutukawa that flower in August, but – perhaps with some foresight, as my husband and I are not good gardeners and the plants didn’t last the distance – I couldn’t bring myself to do it.
Recently I learned that peridot is not only the official birthstone for the month of August but is also a stone for the Zodiac sign of Libra, which is my birth-sign. That symmetry makes me happy.
The advantages of peridot are to attract love and calm anger while also soothing nerves and dispelling negative emotions. It is thought to bring the wearer good luck, peace, and success, and its powers supposedly include sleep, but more importantly, health, and protection. I don’t think I’ve been wearing them enough lately!