In ancient times, Peridot was believed to keep away evil spirits. It is still a protective stone for the aura. This stone is a powerful cleanser. Releasing and neutralizing toxins on all levels, it purifies the subtle and physical bodies and the mind. It opens, cleanses, and activates the heart and solar plexus chakras and releases “old baggage”. Burdens, guilt, or obsessions are cleared. Peridot teaches that holding on to people, or the past, is counterproductive. It shows you how to detach yourself from outside influences and to look to your own higher energies for guidance.