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 know 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 over working. 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 especial days when you need mental clarity and protection from any physical and emotional states. Pyrite’s shiny disposition can breathe optimism and cheerfulness. It’s 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 judgement is needed.
Pyrite 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 welcomes.
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.
Pyrite & the Chakras
Sacral & Solar Plexus Chakras
How to Care for Your Pyrite
Cleanse with sound healing. Use a chime or a pitch fork to cleanse energy from pyrite.
As pyrite is an iron based stone, please do not immerse it or rinse it with water.