Pyrite, also known as Fool’s Gold, is an iron sulfide mineral that crystallizes in the form of masses, cubic, stalactites, and botryoidal. This crystal can occur as a secondary mineral, often in association with others such as Quartz, Turquoise, and Lapis Lazuli. This stone was first recorded by Dioscorades in 50 A.D. and was named after the Greek word “pyro” meaning “fire”. This name was chosen because of the sparks created by striking two pieces together. Pyrite has had many uses in ancient civilizations and continues to be used heavily in the production of goods today. Pyrite was a common crystal to be worn during the Greek and Roman Empires. Archeologists have discovered amulets, rings, lockets, pins and earrings that are made from this gemstone. This mineral was also heavily used by Native American Indians as a meditation and ceremonial tool. It is said that Pyrite has immense healing powers and even thought to possess pure magic within.
Pyrite is one of the strongest determination stones The Council knows of. It’s energies directly resonate with the solar plexus chakra that activates one's personal will. These energies are what hold the key to accomplishing our life goals. However, they only become achievable by hard work and dedication. Pyrite will help keep you on track until your objectives have been attained.
This mineral is also very powerful when it comes to manifestation. Meditating with a piece of Pyrite, or simply carrying around a stone daily can have a dramatic effect on your life. Meditating with Pyrite helps activate its powers which then transfer directly to you. We always recommend saying out loud what it is that you want in your life. From that point forward cultivate those thoughts and ideas into a tangible product. Just hearing yourself say what you want can remind you that it is in fact achievable.
We recommend adding in Quartz or Selenite during these meditation sessions. Both these stones will help enhance the effects and energies Pyrite projects into the world. Adding all three of these stones together in a grid with a throat chakra mineral like Chrysocolla can have amazing effects. Not only are you activating your personal will and confidence but also helping in the communication of thoughts and ideas closest to you.
Pyrite is a great stone to carry or wear when going to exercise. If you’re someone who works out at home, we recommend having a large chunk of Pyrite somewhere in the room. This stone will help keep you focused for the entire length of your workout. You might often notice that when your body becomes fatigued, distractions start to creep into your mind. Pyrite is here to keep you focused and help you maximize your workout. We all have so much untapped potential and with Pyrite next to you, you’ll finally be able to reach that next level.
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