Peridot is one of the 12 traditional birthstones and aligns with Leo’s. Peridot is found in many locations around the world and is one of the only stones that only come in one colour. Peridot has been used for metaphysical properties throughout our history. The ancient Egyptians called Peridot “the gem of the sun” and it was sacred to Sun God Ra and Mother Goddess, ISIS. Peridot is believed to help increase your optimism and increases positive attitude. Peridot helps increase inner strength of all kinds, while giving you more energy, decreasing anxiety and nightmares. Christian Methodology used Peridot to help one see a higher power. Peridot is still used for this but the higher power does not necessarily mean God.