August Birthstone ~ Peridot

Peridot is a stone of lightness and beauty. It also bring abundance and prosperity. Peridot is said to host magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence, and a wonderful year.

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The peridot stone can be extremely beneficial to those who are having self-esteem problems. The stone enhances confidence and assertion without aggression. It helps a person see their own light and recognize that they are deserving of love. It is invigorating and rejuvenating, promoting access to ones inner vision and joy.

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“Pele”  by Susan Seddon Boulet

As peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and brought to the surface by volcanoes, in Hawaii, peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes.

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Enter the Dragon!

The Year of the Dragon will be a year full of Energy, Enthusiasm and Dreams coming True! Of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac the Dragon is the most special, bringing Us the Four Blessings of the East: Wealth, Virtue, Harmony and Longevity. The Dragon is in fact the major symbol of good fortune in Chinese Astrology so it’s Appearance is much welcomed and needed after the difficulties the Economy has faced in recent years. The Fact that 2012 is also a water year is very important as well. Water nourishes the Dragon’s fixed element, Wood, giving this year’s Dragon more power to bring Luck and also Accomplishments. The year 2012 is not only a lucky Dragon but also the end of a destructive cycle. Ever since 1996 the year element has been in a destructive relationship with the fixed element of the animal sign. That is the longest unfavorable period in the 60 year cycle of Chinese Astrology, and that means a scarcity of good luck.
So, Welcome Water Dragon! It is likely to be an exciting year indeed with all kinds of celebrations. This year things will move, ideas flow, creativity abound, economies boom, and love blossom! Are you Ready?

“ Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle.You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash.

Be water, my friend.”
~ Bruce Lee ~