Traditionally, Pyrite is known as a stone of luck, helping to attract abundance, wealth and prosperity to the user, via its creative energies of manifestation, and its encouragement of following one's dreams. This quality makes Pyrite excellent for grid work and rituals. Pyrite not only deflects negative energies, but also helps to release negative and inhibiting patterns of behavior. Pyrite can enhance one's will during challenging times and supports the action necessary for personal growth and success. Meditation with Pyrite can encourage greater frequency in moments of inspiration, and its grounding action allows these higher frequencies to be grounded into the physical world.
Pyrite is an interesting stone because it is actually a metal. It is an iron sulfide mineral with crystal patterns that are most frequently cubic or octahedral. It gets its name from the Greek word for fire because a spark can be produced by striking two pieces of pyrite together. It was used by ancients as mirrors because of its smooth and high shine surface — I also like the notion that it might have been used as a mirror into the deeper self where you can identify what you need and therefore call it in to your life. Pyrite is most commonly known as “fool’s gold” for obvious reasons. It forms all over the world (even in Massachusetts) but the most notable specimens come from Spain (perfect cubes) and Peru (clusters).
Much like the boost of intention and vitality that carnelian provides the sacral chakra, pyrite comes in with a whoosh of high vibration life force that enhances personal power and the ability to accomplish the obstacles you’ll face on your path. It works to familiarize you with blockages, bad habits, and areas of lack so that you can establish healthy boundaries and patterns that will align you with where you want to be. Pyrite works to release anxiety and doubt, trying to nurture courage and a “can-do” attitude. It is a stone of manifestation in the sense that it helps formulate the vision and words to express exactly where you see yourself and inspires the action to get yourself there.
Pyrite has a powerful harmonizing energy that aligns the physical body with the spiritual. This is important in developing trust in yourself and trust that the universe has your back which will help build your confidence and willingness to take risks and make changes. It is important to remember that you are the only one who can truly undo your blockages, rework through trauma, and banish negative influence from your life and from your aura. This assertive and commanding effect comes from the masculine energy pyrite introduces. It is a great choice for those who are more rooted in the feminine because balance is essential.
Pyrite is a great stone for stimulating the elements of fire and earth. I think this contributes to the flow of creative energy and focused passion that it can inspire. It has been known to be particularly effective in the realms of art, mathematics, science, sculpture, architecture, and other disciplines that require both structure and creativity. Divine masculine energy holds space for and encourages the free will and emotional expression of the divine feminine and pyrite is doing just that.
when you might want some pyrite handy:
when you want to call in a little extra inspiration for manifesting your wildest dreams
if you need a boost of high frequency energy to your solar plexus
to release anxiety and doubt and replace it with confidence and a “can-do” attitude
if you find yourself stuck in divine feminine energy and need a little structure and support from the divine masculine
to make room for the abundance and opportunities you deserve!!!!
These cubes are about an inch in length on each side.