August Birthstone: Peridot, Sardonyx, and Spinel, Leo: July 23 – August 22

August: This month birthday is lucky to have three Birthstones to choose from, Peridot, Sardonyx and Shiny Spinel. Wow! what a treat all these gemstones have a lot to offer you.

Peridot can work with both the Heart and Solar-Plexus Chakras. To affect an understanding of the role relationships plays in one’s life. Whether romantic, friendly or otherwise. As such, Peridot is a good crystal to wear or carry during interactions with others. Peridot is also a protective crystal. Offering supportive energy to keep chakras in balance and alignment. especially after any type of energy healing work has started on the body. These “maintenance” type energies make Peridot exceptional in group situations. Offering its upbeat and comforting vibe to all nearby. It is a wonderful crystal to use in increasing Reiki energy.

It is said this stone aids career, the whole body, and the metabolism. Known for cleansing and healing hurt feelings. Repairing damaged relationships. Counteracts negativity and opens the mind. It acts as a tonic and heals the physical body and can be useful in reducing fever. Also used in treating emotional states such as anger or jealousy.

Primary Chakra: Heart.
Secondary Chakra: Solar-Plexus.
Astrological Sign: Leo, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo
Mohs Scale: 6.5 to 7
Colour: Green

Sardonyx: Used as a stone of strength and protection since ancient times. sardonyx associated with courage, happiness and clear communication. It brings lasting happiness and stability to marriage and partnerships.

The spiritual values of red and white-banded and red bullseye sardonyx. Make these stones particularly powerful. In fact, they’re said to allow one to project such incredible charisma. That many people suggest the stone you should use it with care to avoid overwhelming others. Wear them, they say, when you want extra power in a particular circumstance.

Much of the black and white-banded sardonyx’s power. Comes from its association with a particular body type. Slender, quick-moving people who’re intellect is active. If you’re clever, versatile, verbal and have an optimistic disposition. those traits may become heightened when you wear black and white-banded sardonyx. Or, you can wear it to help you control one of those traits if it’s working against you. Some believe that placing sardonyx at each corner of a house will protect against evil.

Primary Chakra: Root
Astrological Sign: Leo
Mohs Scale: 6-7
Colours: Black/white and Red/white.

Spinel comes from the Latin word. “Spina”, which means “spine.” It describes the sharp, needle-like formations that create Spinel crystals. Most Spinels were very mistaken for precious gems, such as Rubies and Sapphires.

Black Spinel is a protective stone that repels negativity and grounds the user. Use Black Spinel to get rid of anger and resentment. replacing them with more effective ways of communicating. Black Spinel gives one inspiration and a better sense of empowerment. Without overwhelming others.

Physical. Use Black Spinel for detoxifying the body. It can heal the body as a whole. It is often helpful for the bladder, intestines, and female reproductive system. Use Black Spinel to help with leg disorders. as well as problems associated with the lymphatic system. The more affordable stones are often those with paler colours, like lavender. You may also find spinel in these colours. Black, Violet-Blue, Greenish Blue, Greyish, Pale Pink, Mauve, Yellow or Brown. So many choices!

This stone said to boost energy and intellect, make the wearer strong in spirit. Known to remove stress, uplift from depression, and attract help. Good for the skin and slimming.

Primary Chakra: Root.
Astrological Sign: Leo, Scorpio, Taurus
Mohs Scale: 8
Colours: Black, Pink, Yellow, Green

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