Pyrite, also known as fool’s gold, is a shiny and radiant stone that has the ability to attract the energies of wealth and abundance. Pyrite is a talisman of protection, while also providing energizing and stimulating leadership qualities. An Earth element, Pyrite ironically is known for “fire” energy that resonates with warmth, the sun, vitality, and generating wealth with your own innate power and hard work.
In the home, pyrite increases energy, while helping to combat mental fatigue from overworking. For the student, pyrite is particularly helpful in mental clarity and recall. If you require a spark of creativity, pyrite helps with math, science, architecture, and professions who strive for harmony between nature and mankind.
Carry the stone in your pocket or purse on those especially days when you need mental clarity and protection from any physical and emotional states. Pyrite’s shiny disposition can breathe optimism and cheerfulness. Its brightness can provide mental clarity and grounding to any office and study. Because of its ability to facilitate a clear mental state, it is often used to enhance any academic endeavors and situations where good judgment is needed.
Folklore | History
Pyrite gets it’s name from the Greek – stone of fire & flint.
The Incas and Aztecs polished large slabs of pyrite for use as mirrors and for scrying.
Native Americans believed that pyrite was a healing stone of magic and was highly prized.
Pyrite Forms & Their Use
Pyrite clusters are best used in a home as a wealth enhancer. Place the stone in the SE or the NE of your living room, family room or office. You may also place it in your main entrance if it faces East.
Pyrite in cube form is best used in the office, especially when you need symmetry, precision, and balance.
A pyrite globe or nugget is excellent in the living room or home office, a place where besides its other inherent qualities, a little creativity is welcomed.
Popcorn pyrite spreads the pyrite energy over a large area. We often use popcorn pyrite in crystal grids.
Pyrite is a mineral. A member of the sulfide family, pyrite is made of sulfur and iron. Learn more here.
Sacral & Solar Plexus Chakras
How to Care for Your Pyrite
Cleanse with sound healing. Use a chime or a pitchfork to cleanse energy from pyrite.
As pyrite is an iron-based stone, please do not immerse it or rinse it with water.
All of our stones are hand-selected by Crystal Life President, Atala Toy. After hundreds of thousands of years in the earth, they are eager to begin work with their new human partners! When stones arrive at Crystal Life they are welcomed warmly by staff members and the store’s resident nature spirits. The stones are energetically cleared on a regular basis, to help them maintain their own inherent peaceful characteristics and personalities while being visited by so many store guests.