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The August Birthstone


What is the birthstone for August and what is the meaning of the August birthstone? 


Birthstones are usually a precious or semi-precious stone that is represented by a month of the year. Gemstones such as moonstones, pearls and rubies each have a month related to them, and each stone has a spiritual and symbolic meaning behind it. They have specific healing properties that are believed to enhance the wellbeing of the wearers, benefitting certain areas of their physical, emotional and spiritual health. What is the birthstone for August and what is the August birthstone colour?





The August birthstone is the beautiful peridot, historically known as ‘Olivine’. The August birthstone colour is a striking lime green and the peridot was originally found in Ancient Egypt. It was named the ‘Gem of the Sun’. The Ancient Egyptian priests believed that the precious peridot stone encompassed the forces of nature and they would use communion cups encrusted with peridots to connect with nature Gods. It is believed that Cleopatra perhaps wore peridots instead of the emeralds she is famous for. References to it have been found in the Bible, giving the August birthstone the Hebrew name of ‘Pitdah’. It is a volcanic gem and has the same composition as molten magma.
The peridot gemstone is believed to give the wearer the ability to manifest anything that they desire…




The August birthstone colour ranges from a beautiful lime green to a darker olive green. It often has tinges of yellow, associating it with colours of happiness, balance and harmony. The crystal green colour brings equilibrium to the emotions, the head, and the heart, assisting us to think clearly and connect with our own needs. Catholic Bishops wear a ring of amethyst and peridot as a tradition symbolising purity and morality. The meaning of August birthstone peridot is said to give the wearer the ability to manifest anything that they desire. It brings confidence, patience and assertiveness. It is believed to give us prosperity, abundance and happiness. Much like the July birthstone of pearls, the meaning of August birthstone brings us healing properties for physical, spiritual and emotional issues, as follows:

  • PHYSICAL: This gemstone gives energy and healing to the lung area, helping with Asthma and breathing difficulties. It aids sinus congestion and upper respiratory conditions, so it is very helpful for colds and flu. It is believed to assist in healing the intestines, lymph, and liver infections too. It is good for detoxing, releasing and neutralising toxins in the body.


  • EMOTIONAL: The August birthstone of Peridot helps to rebalance the body, especially with emotional issues such as depression, stress, anger, grief and negativity. It also helps us to deal with strong emotions such as jealousy, resentment and bitterness. Finally, it is believed to help with the difficult process of grief and losing a loved one.


  • CLEANSING: The peridot is said to take its beautiful green colour from its iron content and will assist in problems related to aging as it is powerful for cell rejuvenation.


  • SPIRITUAL: This August birthstone has a high vibrational energy, giving it a powerful spiritual force that will invigorate you and help you connect to your spiritual self. It is a heart chakra gemstone that brings happiness, calmness and gives the wearer a positive outlook on life. It is often believed to bring good fortune.

Placing a gemstone or crystal next to your bed will allow absorption of the positive energy while you are sleeping…





Peridot gemstones are known for their powerful properties and have been used since Ancient Egyptian times. Wearing a peridot stone in a piece of jewellery such as a ring or a necklace will benefit you as the healing energies are absorbed into the body. If you do not have a piece of jewellery that you can wear, then simply hold peridot gemstones in a closed hand and you will feel the benefits as your energy connects with them. Placing a gemstone or crystal next to your bed will allow absorption of the positive energy while you are sleeping. You do not have to have been born in August to take advantage of the healing properties of the peridot, as all healing crystals will benefit everyone. Use peridot if you need emotional balance or you are needing to improve your outlook on life.





The August birthstone peridot is believed to be one of the most powerful gemstones to help heal past hurts. It calms down negative energies related to resentment, anger, bitterness and jealousy, most of which are usually difficult to control. Peridot helps us to view relationships and love not only with the heart but very much with a coherent mind, protecting us from heartbreak and unsuccessful relationships. For recent disappointments in relationships, it assists in helping us to emotionally detach so that we can move forward in our life.





The August birthstone brings healing, positive empowerment and energy to your life, especially to those who have been hurt in the past. Do you want to learn more about your birthstone or would you like to try a reading with crystals? Some of the UK’s most gifted Psychics, Clairvoyants and Mediums use crystals and birthstones to get more insight to their readings. If you need positive, compassionate Psychic guidance for your future, speak to us at TheCircle. We can give detailed and exciting insight for love and relationships, work and career, and family and home life so that you feel empowered for your future.



PUBLISHED: 10 August 2016

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