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Pyrite is a pale brass-yellow iron sulfide mineral with a metallic luster. It can be found almost anywhere in the world. The color of Pyrite has, in many cases, lead to people mistaking it for gold, hence the common nickname “Fool's Gold.” Although this has disappointed many prospectors, gold and Pyrite do sometimes form together, and in some deposits Pyrite contains enough included gold to warrant mining. The name "Pyrite" is derived from the Greek prefix "pyr" meaning "fire." This name was given because it can be used to create the sparks needed for starting a fire if it is struck against metal or another hard material.

At its heart, Pyrite is all about protection. It’s a stone that wants to shield and protect its wearer in every way possible. Whether keeping you safe from people that deplete your emotional energy, protecting you from psychic attacks, cutting through negative vibrations, clearing EMF smog, or simply stopping toxic thought patterns from running through your head, Pyrite is ever eager to keep you pure. When we are able to free ourselves of those toxic ties, we find that life loses its facades and we are able to see straight through to the truth and live in authenticity. Not only does Pyrite protect against negative energy and attract positive energy, it also serves to release and neutralize any negative energy that has accumulated. Fearful energy that may be blocking success can be discharged by the presence of Pyrite.

Pyrite is beneficial to those who have poor self-esteem. It gives you the self-assurance you need to deal with nerve-wracking circumstances and conversations. Pyrite can be particularly useful for people who are nervous among family members, coworkers, or friends. It will assist you with seeing problems for what they truly are, as well as dealing with these issues effectively. This beautiful golden crystal has a powerful energy and it works wonders with the intellect and psychic powers. Using Pyrite during meditation will help you to release your illogical worries and gain the confidence you need to manifest your dream life. The stone boosts your self-esteem and inspires you.

Pyrite has a connection to the solar plexus chakra, giving it the energies needed to increase your strength, energy, willpower, and confidence. It’s connected to the sun which has a bright, masculine fire energy. This masculine yang energy can be harnessed to get you in the appropriate mindset to stop procrastinating and finally get things done. It is also a potent abundance stone, encouraging wealth, prosperity, and success. It’s the perfect crystal for you if you are ready to develop an abundance mindset and cultivate more wealth. Working with Pyrite will help you to foster healthy money management habits as well as increase your luck.

Pyrite should not come into contact with water. Because of the presence of iron in Pyrite, water can cause rusting or discoloration. If you need to physically clean the crystal, doing so with a dry microfiber cloth or paper towel is recommended. If you would like to energetically purify your Pyrite, you have plenty of other options:

  • Smoke cleansing with herbs or incense

  • Cleansing under the sunlight or moonlight

  • Sound cleansing

  • Visualization and intention

  • Breath work

  • Selenite

  • Temporarily burying the crystal in the dry earth

  • Temporarily burying the crystal in salt


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