Crystal of the Week, Pyrite

By Isabella @TheWandCarver

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My Pyrite ~ photo by i.macy

As many know, Pyrite is commonly known as “fool’s gold”. Obviously, it was used to trick newbie prospectors back in the Gold Rush days – whether to make them think there was more gold to be had than originally thought by “salting” the mines with it or by making them believe what they had was real gold whilst the dishonest pocketed the real deal. However, any of you having worked with Pyrite knows, this is not a foolish stone at all and is full of mystery and magick!

Pyrite stimulates the flow of ideas whilst at the same time, giving one the confidence to see those ideas through. As a talisman, it is very protective by creating a defensive shield about its carrier. At the same time, it helps you to see through others’ facades to see what is real. Pyrite is a wonderful stone to carry if you are in an abusive relationship of any kind. It helps you to resist the abuse without becoming upset and to stand up to your abuser. But do take care to stand up to the abuser in a mature way. Harming back is putting yourself at their level, no matter how good the idea may seem. Instead, it boosts women’s self-worth and helps overcome tendencies toward servitude and inferiority; for men, it instils a feeling of confidence in one’s masculinity. Pyrite is very good for any kind of intellectual studies in any setting – University, grammar school, training courses, whatever the case may be. It is often used to inspire creativity in art and I find it helps me – keeping mine close by in my workshop – to find inspiration when needed. Finally, in the workplace, Pyrite encourages leadership qualities and is an ally for managers and those working toward promotion.

Pyrite is a very good stone to carry for asthma sufferers, as it increases oxygen supply to the blood and strengthens the respiratory and circulatory systems. In Pranic healing, it may be used to correct blood disorders and repair bones and it also stimulates proper endocrine function and is excellent for combating male impotence and infertility.

As Pyrite is a positive energy stone, it is an excellent help in combatting depression, relieving anxiety and despair. As mentioned above, its energy is empowering to the spirit, encouraging one to overcome fears and act.

Pyrite is a stone of luck and it can help attract luck and wealth. Most likely because it can help its owner by inspiring the creativity they need to find ways of earning and its encouragement of following ones’ dream. Try using a few Pyrite in a crystal grid for attracting prosperity into your life.

The Divinatory meaning of Pyrite: A seeming bargain arrives at the time most needed. It could be the answer but check carefully.

Element: Earth, Fire
Gender: Masculine
Chakras: Sacral and Solar Plexus
Astrological: Leo
Number [vibratory]: 3
Deity: Persephone, possibly Ra

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Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones
Florence Megemont, The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals
Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible 2