Power & Benefits of Marcasite:
Marcasite also known as White Pyrite inspires clarity, focus, reflection, relaxation, and spiritual development. It awakens ancient memories and encourages past-life recall. It is beneficial for yang energy, concentration, and memory.
Spiritual & Emotional Influence:
Marcasite is considered the Stone of Soul Attraction, helping to awaken to the soul's needs and attractions, bringing forth a new dimension on life. It brings together souls that are similar in needs, dreams, hopes, and paths. It expands metaphysical abilities, especially those of spiritual awareness and clairvoyance. It provides a psychic shield that grounds in the everyday world.
It helps with ego, impatience, and personality.
The Physical Connection:
Marcasite is thought to be good for the skin, it helps moles and warts. It is believed to aid in the treatment of abnormalities of the red blood cells, especially in sickle cell anemia.
The Chakras Connected to Marcasite:
Solar Plexus Chakra, Root (Base) Chakra.
Locations Found & History:
Europe, the United States. The earliest known use of Pyrite used as jewelry was during Incan rule in South America from about 1100 to 1500. Pyrite jewelry has been found in several burial sites across Peru. The Incas may have also used Marcasite on large surfaces for different rituals and customs. Pyrite was also thought to be a favorite stone of the ancient Greeks.
Rarity, Value & Variations:
Marcasite is a stone that is chemically the same as Pyrite, but the two stones differ by their crystalline structures. It is a pale yellow color to almost white and has a bright metallic luster. Marcasite tarnishes to yellowish or brownish color and gives a black streak. It has a Mohs hardness of 6-6.5.
How to Use Marcasite:
Use as appropriate. Marcasite is popular for use in jewelry. It is white iron Pyrite that is very breakable, so it is used in small pinpoints to help add sparkle to items of jewelry.