Pyrite is known as Fool’s Gold and is an iron sulfide mineral . It is the most common sulfide mineral occurring naturally. It’s metallic sheen and pale brassy yellow color is what often get its mistaken for gold ore. Pyrite gets its name from the Greek meaning of fire or in fire. Used in ancient times, the Romans used it to help strike fires, notably its also related to the word, pyre meaning on fire.
Crystal System: Cubic
Hardness: 6 - 6.5
Energy Vibration: 3
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Source: Chile, Peru, Portugal, Spain, UK, and USA
Beneficial For: Assessing Potential, Cooperation, Diplomacy, Energy, Fatigue, Inadequacy, Inferiority Complex, Memory, Meridians, and Servitude
Pyrite is an excellent energy shield, blocking out negative energy and pollutants at all levels, as well as preventing energy leaks from the physical body and aura. Pyrite creates positive outlooks for all situations. Pyrite sees behind the veneer to expose what is. It is particularly helpful for men, feeling inferior as it strengthens confidence in masculinity but can be over powerful for the overzealous, Macho men. Pyrite is a fast acting stone, and is especially powerful in getting to the root of karmic and psychosomatic disease. Cubic pyrite expands, and structure mental capabilities, balancing instinct with creativity with analysis.