Pyrite is also known as Fool’s Gold, with a very similar appearance to Gold without the high price tag. It is beneficial for diplomacy, despair, inferiority complex, servitude, and inadequacy. It creates a positive outlook.
Spiritual & Emotional Influence:
Pyrite provides a layer of protection to shield any negativity or ill will. Stimulates the flow of creativity and endless potential. Teaches you how to see things as they are instead of how you hope them to be. It is thought to relieve anxiety and panic attacks and soothe the nervous system. It strengthens confidence and self-worth. It blocks out negative energy and pollutants at all levels.
The Physical Connection:
Pyrite prevents energy leaks from the body and aura, protecting the subtle and physical bodies, and deflects harm
It is thought to help people stop snoring in their sleep, and with upset stomach or acid reflux during sleep. It is said to be excellent for the respiratory system and in treating asthma and bronchitis. It is also thought to be good for brain health, memory stimulation, and learning. It is believed to ease the effects of pollution.
The Chakras Connected to Pyrite:
Solar Plexus Chakra. It also connects with the Root (Base) Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third Eye (Brow) Chakra, and Crown Chakra.
Locations Found & History:
United States, Peru, Chile, Spain, Portugal, and United Kingdom. The name came from the Greek word Pyr which means fire since the stone creates sparks when it’s rubbed against iron. It was even used to start fires throughout history. Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Incas used it in their jewelry, and some even used it as a mirror because of its reflective qualities. It’s called fool's gold because beginner gold prospectors often thought that pieces of Pyrite were real gold. It’s also found in other minerals such as Lapis Lazuli in tiny flecks that enhance the stone’s appearance and value.
Rarity, Value & Variations:
This is one of the most popularly distributed sulfide minerals. Pyrite has a Mohs hardness of 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale which means that it’s a pretty brittle stone. Most collectors like flattened pieces of pyrite which are called pyrite suns or pyrite dollars. It’s less yellow than real gold is, with more black and almost a greenish tinge to it. Gold will also leave a yellow streak while pyrite will leave a black stripe. Some pyrite stones contain 0.25% gold or more though which would make these stones more valuable.
How to Use Pyrite:
Wear Pyrite in jewelry or put it in a pouch to carry with you for protection. It’s also good to place by your bed for sleep issues.