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Characteristics and Facts About Pyrite
Physically Pyrite is "a metallic mineral that is composed of iron and sulfur atoms bound together in a ratio of one iron to two sulfur, and it is arguably the most abundant sulfide mineral on Earth. The name pyrite comes from pyrite lithos, which, in Greek, means 'stone which strikes fire' in reference to the tendency of the mineral to spark when struck against steel" (Spencer). Pyrite comes in many shapes and sizes. Most of the time we will see them in their cubic form like the picture below:
Found largely in The United States and Peru it gets its nickname "Fool's Gold" for its similarity in appearance to gold as they frequently occur together, although Gold and Pyrite can very easily be distinguished by simple observation and testing of characteristics. This stone is easy to find and absolutely stunning to look at; a must have for any collector.
Pyrite was highly prized by the Native American tribes as a healing stone of magic. They were known to polish Pyrite into mirrors for gazing and divination. Historically it was also used as a decorative stone and was extremely popular in England during the Victorian Age for its use in jewelry. Pyrite is a source of Sulfur for producing sulfuric acid used in industry. This is why it's important to note that you should never submerge Pyrite in water either for cleansing or making elixirs and essences.
How to Work with Pyrite
Pyrite is one of my absolute favorite stones to work with as a Crystal Healer. I am immediately drawn to this crystal and the energy it produces. As a Virgo I align with this crystal as it emits Earth element energy. Other signs who would be attracted to this stone are Taurus and Capricorn. What makes this crystal unique is it resonates with two elemental energies Earth and Fire so that those born with the Sun Sign Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius will also feel attracted to this stone.
In meditation with Pyrite brings balance and centers you by releasing blockages in the Sacral Chakra that controls the flow of energy of the body. This chakra also rules your intuition. Pyrites affect on your Intuitive Center creates better communication and peace with your inner guide.
Here are the Top Five Best Uses and Benefits of Pyrite
Pyrite is a powerful energy stone. It is a shield against negative energy and EMF exposure. It blocks energy leaks from the physical body and aura promoting energy flow between meridians and chakras of the body. Holding a Pyrite crystal in each palm will balance the flow of energy and give you a temporary boost of energy and clarity.
Abundance and Prosperity
Perhaps this stones best known use is for attracting abundance and prosperity. Pyrite is useful in helping with business relationships and job interviews. Placing a Pyrite stone on your desk can aide in creativity and productivity. Pyrite stimulates mental activity-- cubic pyrite specifically expands and balances both intuition with logic resulting in better decision making in the process.
As we know Pyrite is a shield against negative energy.This protection boosts immunity and overall well-being. Pyrite amulets can protect from those who wish to do you harm and creates higher awareness pin pointing the cause of mental/physical distress. Pyrites attribute as a Mirror Crystal ( crystals usually volcanic in origin and opaque with a metallic sheen or luster) removes pretension and reveals truth, as well as helping us avoid being deceived by appearances.
Pyrite inspires positivity and overcomes feelings of inadequacy. By reducing anxiety and frustrations, Pyrite boosts self-worth and confidence. Though this stone aligns more with masculine attributes it is helpful in restoring confidence and leadership by empowering women who feel inferior or lesser than their male-identifying counterparts.
This crystal inspires you to take action. It increases the will to accomplish your goals. As a stone of stone of manifestation its frequency stimulates the creative flow of ideas and concepts. Resonating Pyrite's high-frequency energy into the physical body stimulates you to take action in creating abundance. By fostering balance between the Intuition and problem-solving centers of the brain, the optimal environment for setting Intention is created illuminating the path to Manifest your desires.
Pyrite isn't just for attracting money and success. There are so many benefits to this amazing stone ready to be unlocked. Have you used Pyrite before? Do you have anything to add to the list? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
sources: Spencer. What is Pyrite. https://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-pyrite-fools-gold-properties-definition-facts.html
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