aka Fools Gold and Iron Pyrite
Made of Iron Sulfide. Can be found in veins of Quartz, Sedimentary Rock and Metamorphic Rock. Did you know; the shiny parts of Lapis Lazuli are in fact Pyrite
Mohs hardness 6-6.5
Source Worldwide – Important deposits in Italy, Spain and Peru
Colours Shiny, yellow metallic
Storage: Keep at a low temperature and in a dry location, to stop the crystal rusting or becoming brittle.
Star sign Leo
Chakras Root and Solar Plexus
Sound, light, smudging – do not put in water as it rusts and discolours the iron. Do not bury in salt or rice as it can dry the crystal and will become brittle.
Crystal Elixir Guidelines
Indirect method only
Crystal Grid Themes
The name pyrite is derived from the Greek πυρίτης λίθος (pyritēs lithos), “stone or mineral which strikes fire”, in turn from πῦρ (pyr), “fire”. In ancient Roman times, this name was applied to several types of stone that would create sparks when struck against steel. Pliny the Elder, described one of them as being brassy, almost certainly a reference to what we now call Pyrite. In c.1550 Georgius Agricola (Mineralogist) recorded that the name had become a generic term for all of the sulfide minerals.
When mining, people thought they had found gold, when in fact it turned out to be the less valuable Pyrite. This happened so regularly that Pyrite was given the name ‘Fools Gold’. The belief that it was actually gold could be why we associate this crystal with abundance today.
The shine and sparkle of Pyrite gives it a little magic that suggests it also has a connection to the Earth Star Chakra. That means it is connecting us more deeply to the earth and all those on it.
It’s dense nature means it is fantastic at working in the physical world. This would connect it’s Manifesting abilities with the Root Chakra, and suggests it can take your dreams and manifest them into the real world.
Ways Pyrite can aid our physical health
The mineral content of Pyrite really helps outline its main physical attributes. The Iron is said to strengthen the body, including the skeletal system, as well as our immune system.
While the sulphur contained in Pyrite is good at purifying, cleansing and renewing the body.
The masculine traits of Pyrite means it supports the male reproductive system, as well as masculine traits, such as the ‘left brain’ (logical, analytical brain) and thought processing.
It’s positive, ‘can do’, nature also works at attracting good health into your life. Helping you overcome bad habits so you can cultivate a healthy body.
How to use Pyrite for physical support:
To detox the kidneys: lie on your back, placing Pyrite over the kidneys for 15 minutes max.
Ways Pyrite can aid our mental health
Working with Pyrite can give you an injection of vitality. Enabling you to live a life with more passion and creativity.
Pyrite is a very positive crystal that aims to bring success and prosperity into your life. To do this it raises your energy up so any negativity starts to fall away. Replacing that with the feelings of mental clarity and the confidence to achieve.
If you find it hard to complete tasks, Pyrite also gives you the willpower to keep going.
Pyrite stimulates creativity in the following areas:
The arts, mathematics, sculpture, architecture and science.
This is the perfect crystal to work with if you want to cultivate your more masculine traits. Making it particularly good for males who may need confidence in their masculinity.
How to use Pyrite for emotional support:
Keep Pyrite next to your visualisation boards to support you in turning those dreams into reality. Alternatively, keep it next to your study material when learning something new.
Ways Pyrite can aid our spiritual health
It is important that both yin and yang, masculine and feminine energies are balanced. Pyrite would be the perfect crystal to go to if you feel this is something you need to work on.
Also consider Pyrite if you feel you’re going through a period of negativity and you want to cultivate more abundance and good fortune in your life.
How to use Pyrite for Spiritual support:
Hold Pyrite in both hands to re-balance your masacline and feminine energies.
Place in a safe or cash box to cultivate prosperity
Wear Pyrite to shield you from negativity.
Extra Crystal Facts
Pyrite is believed to be one of the three crystals that make up the Earth Element Triad Set. Within that set, Pyrite represents the male energy of the Earth Mother.