Pyrite also known as “Fool’s Gold” has been used for its beauty and healing power since ages. The name comes from the Greek word ‘pyr’ which means fire. Although similar to gold, its color is lighter and the stone is more brittle. It has been treasured by many ancient civilizations. It was used by the native Indian Tribes of America as a healing stone of magic. It was popular in England during the Victorian age. The decorative stone was set in rings and used to decorate snuff boxes, buckles and rosettes.
Pyrite is known for its healing properties and is used widely in crystal healing and Feng Shui.
Pyrite resonates with Fire Energy symbolizing the sun. This stone thus denotes the warmth and power of sun. It is masculine in nature and a stone of action and vitality. Pyrite has a strong spiritual grounding. It can be used with the root chakra and earth star chakra.
Healing power and use
Pyrite can be used as a talisman. It draws energy from the earth and creates a defensive shield. This protects the wearer from negative energy, environmental pollutants, emotional harm and physical attack. It is useful for people doing hazardous work.
Fire energy also symbolizes the sun’s power to generate wealth of its own. Thus it is a stone of wealth and abundance. Hence, very useful to have at home or in the work place.
Pyrite stimulates the brain and introduces new thinking and creativity. It boosts self confidence and removes intellectual fatigue. It is an ideal stone for those who aspire for leadership qualities or for those awaiting promotion.
Pyrite is beneficial to the lungs. It is used to help in asthma and bronchitis. There is an increase in stamina and strength & vigor are restored rapidly.
When kept near you during sleeping pyrite is known to prevent nightmares.
This stone is abundant with male energy. This is useful for both men and women as it increases self worth and positivity. It helps in overcoming tendencies of servitude and inferiority in women.
When used during meditation it helps in improving focus and encourages feelings of gratitude and positive thinking.
Pyrite is never ingested and only used indirectly when making elixirs.
Use in Feng Shui
Pyrite is one of the best stones used in Feng Shui to attract energy of wealth and abundance. It placed on the Southeast area of your home or office if used for money cure. For protecting and energizing it is placed close to the front door. Crystals are used at home and for business pyrite in cube form is best.
For protective purposes pyrite stones can be carried along in your purse or pocket. It can also be used as jewelry.
Use in Zen Tradition
Pyrite is also used in Zen tradition of meditation. The stones are placed on a white cloth with a lighted candle nearby. The meditation session is known to become more therapeutic and energized.
Other commercial uses of pyrite are in production of sulfur dioxide and manufacture of sulfuric acid.