Pyrite Meaning and Metaphysical Properties
Keywords: attraction, action, masculine energy, manifestation, vitality, creativity, confidence
Chakra: Solar Plexus (3nd)
Pyrite got its name from the Greek phrase “pyrite lithos,” which means “stone which strikes fire.” It is derived from the Greek word πυρίτης (pyritēs), “of fire” or “in fire”. In ancient Roman times, this name was applied to several types of stone that would create sparks when struck against steel. Roman elders described one of them as being brassy, almost certainly a reference to what we now call pyrite. The ancient Incas used Pyrite as mirrors.
Pyrite enjoyed brief popularity in the 16th and 17th centuries as a source of natural ignition in early guns where the cock held a lump of pyrite against a circular file to strike the sparks needed to fire the gun. Pyrite has been proposed as an abundant, inexpensive material in low-cost solar panels. Pyrite is used to make marcasite jewelry. Marcasite jewelry, made from small faceted pieces of pyrite, often set in silver, was known since ancient times and was popular in the Victorian Era high class.
Pyrite, also known as “fools gold,” is a widespread and common iron sulfide that is pale brassy yellow in coloration and may contain trace amounts of silver, gold, cobalt and nickel. The color has also led to the nicknames brass, brazzle, and Brazil, primarily used to refer to pyrite found in coal. Pyrite is usually found associated with other sulfides or oxides in quartz veins, sedimentary rock, and metamorphic rock, as well as in coal beds and as a replacement mineral in fossils. Despite being nicknamed fool’s gold, pyrite is sometimes found in association with small quantities of gold. It has a hardness of 6 – 6.5. The Crystal patterns are cubic, polyhedral, and octahedral. This substance was used to produce sparks and fires.
Pyrite Metaphysical Uses and Crystal Meaning
Pyrite resonates with the energy of the earth and fire. It is regarded as a mineral of action, will and vitality, and it is said to have the ability to tap into one’s potential and empower him or her with the knowledge and awareness that wealth can be generated through one’s own power. It is excellent for increasing power to the third chakra in both men and women. It enhances power, assisting one in overcoming bad habits and establishing new patterns of health in positive energy. It aids one in overcoming fear and anxiety and helps one establish a “can do” attitude with whatever one tries to attempt.
Pyrite is helpful for balancing polarities and creating harmony with the aura field. In body layouts, it should be used on the third chakra, in the hands, and on the base chakra. This technique is used to anchor the aura field by using pyrite as a conductor. Holding a Pyrite in each hand can provide one with and instant burst of energy. Hold pyrite to stay awake. It is one of the three stones in the Earth Elemental Triad (along with Hematite and Cuprite).
Pyrite stimulates creativity and art. This stone promotes mathematics, sculpture, science and is useful for many other disciplines. Students should hold Pyrite when studying or taking an exam. It fuels the inner qualities of ambition, commitment, and persistence. It increases mental clarity and is an ideal stone for every student to have when attending school.
Pyrite enhances male energies which can benefit both men and women. It supports taking assertive action, protecting other human on Earth, and developing the inner warrior for the benefit of the community. For men it enhances the feeling of confidence in their own masculinity and supports the sublime and enthusiastic expression of male eroticism.
Pyrite harmonizes with Zincite and Carnelian for stimulation of male sexual energies. Prehnite engages Pyrite’s energies more fully in alignment with the heart chakra, making love an even greater component of sexuality. Pyrite also activates well with Helidor, Libyan Gold Tektite , Golden Labradorite, and Citrine for strengthening the solar plexus energies of will and mental clarity. Use Pyrite with Hematite for grounding purposes.
Spiritual: Pyrite helps one integrate high-frequency energy into the physical body. It is an ally in assisting one in taking action to create abundance in life. It is useful in stimulating creative energy and healthy sexual expression.
Emotional: Pyrite encourages one to overcome fears and take action. It can be used to help bring out one of one’s shell and to encourage one to be more dynamic and confident.
Physical: Pyrite has a sulfur component that aids in purifying the body of infection and stimulates proper endocrine function. It is excellent for combating male impotence and infertility. It helps hold together the blood in the tissues, allowing it to be used more effectively to combat skin disease.
Mystical Gemstones are not a replacement for medicine. Contact your medical physician or shaman if you have any questions or concerns on how these can effect your system.
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