Pyrite crystals take their name from the Greek word for fire, which is pyr, and they are a hard gemstone which can be used to create a spark. This will give you some idea of the powerful properties this golden toned gem can unleash. Here is a guide to some of the ways people use pyrite.
History of pyrite
The brassy golden appearance of the gemstone meant that in the past, it was often thought to be a metal. In fact, it is the origin of the phrase ‘fool’s gold,’ which is now used generically to describe something which is not all it appears to be. It is found all over the world, but most commonly in Central and South America, Canada, Russia, and South Africa.
Because of its similar appearance to gold and more ready availability, pyrite was often used to make jewellery, buckles, and other small decorative items. It has a chemical composition of iron sulfide, and was used in the 20th century for the production of sulfuric acid. It was also used in ancient cultures as a flintstone to light fires.
Healing properties of pyrite
Pyrite is thought to have strong protective properties, and is used for both physical and emotional healing. It is considered to be particularly powerful for counteracting negative forces in the environment, such as pollutants and toxins. For this reason, it has been associated with reducing stress levels and even protecting against disease.
The negative stressors that can be emitted from electronic devices, such as mobile phones, laptops, and TVs, are also thought to be mitigated by pyrite crystals. Therefore, some people will keep them nearby in their office to help maintain a balanced working environment.
Pyrite is thought to support the sacral chakra, which is associated with creative energy, intuition, and sensuality. Therefore, it is traditionally associated with fertility and childbirth. It is also found helpful by some people for counterbalancing negative thought cycles, and replenishing their positive energy and self-belief.
Anyone who is experiencing emotional turmoil or frustrations in their life may benefit from keeping a pyrite crystal by their bed as they sleep, in order to help recharge their emotional energies, and build up psychological resilience against adverse events.
Manifesting your dreams
Pyrite is a popular crystal to aid manifestation rituals, because of its strength and power. It is associated with abundance, wealth and good fortune, so it is often used by those who are starting out on a new business venture, or are seeking to improve their position in life.
Because pyrite is a strong and straightforward crystal, you will need to be very specific when manifesting your goals. Work out exactly what you want, leaving out no detail—vague dreams about your future life won’t work so well in this scenario.
Spend some time writing down your goals, and what steps you need to achieve them. Then call on the power of pyrite to help you achieve your vision.
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