Pyrite is a shiny yellow mineral comprised of intersecting cubic crystals. The mineral Pyrite is also known as fool’s gold, exhibiting a metallic luster that gives a superficial resemblance to gold. Associated with other minerals such as sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock, and coal, Pyrite crystals can sometimes be found in extremely small quantities of actual gold. It has been used since the classical era in the manufacturing of iron, being the source of ignition in early firearms by providing the sparks needed to fire a gun. Today, the crystal is very popular as it possesses a very unique structure forming in close association to framboids. The geometric makeup is truly fascinating, its’ crystal habit one of a kind. Pyrite can be located in Canada, Mexico, Namibia, Spain, Russia and Peru.
Pyrite possesses a defending quality and is an excellent preventive, shielding one from many forms of negative energy. Simply having a piece of Pyrite on one’s person brings the protective, shielding aspect of this stone which works on the physical, etheric and emotional levels. Pyrite can help to keep out negative vibrations of pollutants at the physical level, due to an energy field which it creates within the aura. As a unique protector, Pyrite is an excellent stone to have when performing dangerous work; it helps to keep-away all forms of negative vibrations and can work to allay physical danger.
The energy of Pyrite can inspire the universal energies to activate the nourishing energies of the body, assisting one in the attainment of the ultimate state of physical perfection. It assists one in seeing behind facades, promoting understanding of that which lies beneath words and actions. It can be used to stimulate the powers of the intellect, enhancing memory and providing for recall of relevant information, when required.
Healthwise, Pyrite aids those who are suffering from arthritis, brittle bones, and other viruses within the body. It has also been used to treat bronchitis and strengthen lungs. Some have found that Pyrite can help with stamina, memory, brain activity, and even DNA-repair.