August Birthstones & Unlocking Their Potential

These August birthstones not only look great, but enable success, goal completion, and a boosted self-esteem. Everyone deserves to have the best life possible, and by setting intentions through these crystals, you can make that more of a reality.

Peridot and spinel may not be as well known as some of the other birthstones we’ve featured in this birthstone blog series, but their spiritual power is just as wonderful. These August birthstones not only look great, but enable success, goal completion, and a boosted self-esteem. Everyone deserves to have the best life possible, and by setting intentions through these crystals, you can make that more of a reality. So, if you’ve been wondering, ‘What is August’s birthstone?’, ‘What colour is August’s birthstone?’, or ‘What are the personality traits associated with them, then you’ve come to the right place. And should you be interested in further spiritual guidance, or psychic insight, then our Psychic Sofa readers are only too happy to help. Give them a call today on 09057897752 (calls cost 80p per minute plus your network access charge) or on 01618640152 to learn more. 

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What Is The Birthstone For August? Peridot Meaning, Colour, History & Spiritual Power

Although the first mention of peridot dates back to the 13th century, its origins have a long history. Ancient Egyptian papyri record mining of these precious stones during 1500 BC. In ancient times, peridot stones were utilised in carved talismans, and inhabitants were forced to collect them for the Pharaoh’s treasury. Legend states that miners worked throughout the day, and night, as the gems could still be found due to their brightness and radiance. Said to protect the aura, and ward off evil spirits, peridot was also believed to enable new beginnings, and help individuals to let go of past hurt or behaviour that didn’t serve their present purpose or future endeavours.


More modern peridot meanings include:

This August birthstone helps you to detach from negative influences and instead look to your higher self, and the Divine for spiritual guidance. When these influences have been cleared, peridot can help you to move forward, strengthen your aura, and ensure that you know the next steps to take.

Peridot can also reduce feelings of resentment, spite or jealousy, by instead enhancing confidence in one’s own abilities and teaching the ways of assertiveness, rather than aggression. Everyone has their own path to take, and by focusing on yours, you can let go of any negative feelings toward others.

What’s more, peridot shows us how to practice forgiveness and treat others with compassion, understanding and respect. We’ve all done things in our lives that we aren’t proud of, or acted in ways that could have been better. But in the same way we’ve learnt from past experiences, and been forgiven ourselves, peridot helps us to see that we should do the same for others.

Peridot also helps to align you with spiritual truths and can lead you on the road to self discovery and enlightenment. The crystal can open you up to new levels of awareness and help you to understand the ways of both the earthly and spiritual planes. When calling on the guidance from above, peridot can help with the transmission of messages, ensuring that you find the truth in every situation.


Individuals born under the peridot birthstone are said to have the following traits:

The peridot personality emits nothing but charm, warmth and kindness, always seeing the best in others and lifting them up when they need a boost. You love ensuring that everyone around you is happy, feels comfortable, and has the ability to join in should they want to.

With a sharp mind and a great sense of humour, you’re able to see beyond the black and white of the world, and come up with new and exciting ways to tackle any challenge, obstacle or debate. You don’t just take things at face value; instead, you take your time to make informed decisions and contributions that really do make a difference to how you live your life, ultimately influencing the lives of others.

Because of this, you’re able to overcome your fears and worries, letting your headstrong personality lead with rationality and compassion, and not letting insecurities take hold. Even when you have moments of doubt, you know deep down that you are capable of all you want out of life, and that, with your talent, intellect and determination, you can achieve anything you put your mind to.

Due to all of your accomplishments and how often you succeed, you are a source of inspiration for those around you. Your humble nature and team player attitude ensures that your contribution benefits everyone, and that you always have everyone’s best interests at heart. Always willing to go the extra mile, you don’t mind staying late at work, or speaking to loved ones at all hours, if it means that by doing so, those around you feel more confident in output/their lives. People are drawn to you because they know that they can rely on you, and that you genuinely care about them, and their well-being. 

Spinel - An August Birthstone That Cleanses The Aura, Helps You Stand Your Ground & Boosts Positivity


Spinel is a superb stone for rejuvenation, helping to revitalise all aspects of yourself and life where stress, anxiety and intense pressure can take its toll. A great birthstone for workaholics, those who spend their time caring for others can also experience benefits. Connected with energy renewal, spinel can remind you that tough times will pass, and that you can find light at the end of that tunnel to come out stronger on the other side.

Other spiritual power this birthstone for August encompasses includes:

Spinel can boost every positive aspect of your personality, so that they shine and inspire. You will find success with humility, and accept any shortcomings or failures with optimism and hope for the future.

In relation to the chakras, this gem can cleanse auras and enhance connections to the physical body. It can open your earth chakra and provide grounding energies that connect you to the earth. Stimulating higher communication and mysticism, it can further link the chakras in your physical body with your crown chakra, as well as open up and align your heart chakra - encouraging kindness, understanding and love.

For those with a penchant for psychic ability, spinel can also strengthen your intuition and insight and provide mental clarity that most only dream of.

The black spinel stone variety can help you stand your ground during intense debates, difficult conversations, and help you to stay true to your beliefs. Should anyone ever criticise your ambitions, dreams or goals in a less than constructive way, this gem will absorb the negativity and stop it from embedding itself within you. This ensures that you aren’t inundated with self doubt and push forward with projects that will see your talents shine, leading to great success.

Because spinel has such powerful healing power, there are various other crystals that you can combine with it for the ultimate in protection. For example, topaz, smoky quartz and rose quartz are great for extra security and stability - especially when it comes to workplace and relationship-based turmoil. When it comes to negative thoughts, peridot, moonstone, citrine and carnelian are superb choices, as is Botswana agate and Eilat stone. And when you want to boost your intelligence and mental capabilities, wearing spinel with sodalite, pyrite and malachite can do wonders.

Other August Birthstones - Lapis Lazuli and Sardonyx

As well as peridot and spinel, lapis lazuli and sardonyx are two other birthstones for August that can help individuals tap into their intentions and live the life they’ve imagined.

Lapis Lazuli translates as ‘blue stone’, and the beautiful shades of blue contained within are rich and deep in colour, with gold flecks running throughout. It’s a gem of peace and tranquility, helping to calm tempers, reduce stress and align the mind and body for greater harmony.

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Lapis’s frequencies are positive, loving and serene. They vibrate in relation to our electromagnetic fields, ensuring that we place value on self-care and self-worth.

This birthstone also attracts good luck, wealth and fortune, helping to clear the head of any negative thoughts that may hinder the path to success, and boosting self-belief that anything is possible. Bolstering your strengths and improving your confidence, there’s no telling how successful you may become.

When wearing Lapis Lazuli, you’ll have the courage and determination to go after what you want when it comes to your love life too. Any anxiety or insecurity you feel will dissipate because you know that you are inherently a great person, so why wouldn’t someone else think the same? We all have quirks and things we’d like to change, but, ultimately, love conquers all.

Sardonyx is a combination of orange carnelian and onyx, and is available in various colours, such as red, white, brown and black, as well as clearly defined patterns and shades. 


Sardonyx stones are largely used for healing rituals, because of their strong protective energies that support the individuals that utilise them. When people are feeling lost or lacking motivation, these powerful stones help to restore direction and point you towards the right path.

The special grounding powers of sardonyx helps to rejuvenate and refresh an individual’s energies, which is especially useful after having gone through an emotionally, physically, or spiritually draining experience that has left you feeling low. The energies from the crystal encourage happiness and positivity, and instill optimism throughout your life.

Sardonyx stones are useful tools for meditation exercises, such as tai chi and yoga. Their ability to keep negative thoughts at bay works by blocking out distracting sounds and disturbances. Channelling all of your energies, these gems will provide you with a focal point, and greater clarity on your life. What’s more, the stones will cleanse your spirit and help you to treat others with greater kindness, understanding and respect.

Unlocking The Spiritual Power of Gems

To get the most out of your August birthstones, we recommend various activities, such as charging, grounding, divination and wearing birthstone jewellery.

To charge spinel or peridot, sunlight is always a good choice. The stones will absorb the energies, positivity and brightness of the sun should you leave them in direct sunlight for up to 12 hours, encouraging good things to grow. For a more balanced energy, you can place your August birthstones in direct moonlight, which is particularly useful during a new moon, full moon, or lunar eclipse.

Setting intentions is another charging method that is popular with our audience. To do this, with your palm flat, keep your gem in your left hand. Next, put your right palm on top of it, hovering slightly above. Try your best to relax, and find a sense of calm, with meditation strongly advised. Getting into a meditative state will also help to align your head, heart and higher self for greater balance and clarity. Once your mind is clear, and you feel connected to both your internal and external worlds, set some intentions. These can be for absolutely anything that you would like - perhaps personal growth, true love, inspiration or success. By charging your birthstone with a specific intent, you’re allowing yourself to truly put this out into the universe, so that the universe can show you how best to achieve these beautiful things.

To ground your spinel, peridot, lapis lazuli and sardonyx, simply return them to the earth and cover them with soil. With your mind, imagine the earth is protecting the stones with strong healing power, clearing away any negativity and letting love shine through. As with charging, you can leave your gemstones in the earth for up to 12 hours. Prior to grounding, we here at Psychic Sofa recommend cleansing your stones too.

Divination is a fantastic way to connect with your higher self, as well as the Divine. Along with grounding and charging, rituals that incorporate nature can help you to further connect with the world around you, and to feel more attuned to its energies. Introducing special yet relevant sounds, incense, and sage into your rituals can help you to reach the Divine, and ask him to hear and listen to your intentions. Should you be open to his wisdom, then spiritual guidance will come, and your life will be one of inspiration, good fortune and love. 

Birthstone jewellery is also beneficial to harnessing the power of your chosen crystals, and makes for great birthday gifts too. Our psychic readers suggest looking for birthstone jewellery that features traditional gems, rather than those created artificially in labs. You can find peridot and spinel necklaces, bracelets, rings and brooches in most specialist jewellery shops, and there’s usually lots of great choices. A lovely thing to do is mix and match jewellery, for style and unlocking greater power. However, if you find that you become overwhelmed by all of the energy flowing throughout, please remove the jewellery, and let yourself recover. Knowing your strength is key here, as is keeping you safe and happy.

August birthstones are exceptionally impressive. They contain spiritual power - including healing protection - and help individuals to reduce stress and open up the heart chakra, as well as allow compassion, understanding and care. To see the benefits for yourself, why not enter our competition through our Facebook page? You could win a birthstone necklace or loose stone, and we think all of our lovely readers deserve a gift. For further spiritual guidance, why not enjoy a telephone psychic reading with one of our skilled psychic readers today. You can reach them on 09057897752 (calls cost 80p per minute plus your network access charge) or on 01618640152. With your best interests at heart, our phone psychic readings will help no end, and will give you the confidence to go after the life you want, with your own inherent talents.


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