Pyrite is often called “Fool’s Gold,” though there is nothing foolish about this mineral. Within its gleaming beauty is a stone of hidden fire, one that can be sparked to life by striking it against metal or stone. An Earth element, it also resonates with Fire energy, symbolizing the warmth and lasting presence of the sun and the ability to generate wealth by one’s own power. It is masculine in nature, a stone of action, vitality and will, and taps into one’s abilities and potential, stimulating the flow of ideas. It brings confidence and the persistence to carry things through to completion.
Mythology: Pyrite means ‘fire stone’ as it forms sparks when struck and was used to start fires, even in the Stone Age. In ancient times they saw the stone as something where ‘fire lives in’ and it was used in amulets as a magic stone and for healing as a ‘warming stone’ (source: Crystal Power, Crystal Healing).
Health: this shining stone supports establishing new patterns of health and positive energy. Maybe only looking at this vibrant chunk immediately increases a feeling of vitality.
Spirituality: connected to the third chakra or solar plexus it helps you to overcome insecurities and fears and helps to establish a ‘can-do’ attitude. Furthermore it is supportive to balance polarities and create harmony in the auric field. It is a true powerhouse of confidence, action and abundance!
Emotionally: Pyrite ‘lightens up’ feelings of self-doubt and encourages you to get out of your shell, become more dynamic, confident and willing to take action. You go darling!
Mentally: this vibrant stone has a clarifying quality to see causes of certain life circumstances and enable you to start and make necessary changes. An opportunity for openness and honesty to yourself.
Physically:the Sulfur component in this stone helps in purifying the body. It also has some a sun-warming, pain-soothing effect.