Written By Liz Oakes
Iron Pyrite is a strong stone to promote positive thinking and manifestation.
It is a beautiful gold color, and for hundreds of years it has been known as 'Fools Gold'.
Like real gold it has a lovely luster and many pieces have a golden shiny appearance that is inviting to look at.
It will impart a favorable energy to your business, so it is a fortunate stone to place on the desk where you are working.
It has the added
advantage that it also boosts your energy levels and has a number of other excellent healing properties, see more below.
Significant deposits of Pyrite have been found in Peru, Chile, Britain, Spain, Italy and North America.
The meaning of Pyrite dates back a long way in history as it was first reported around 50AD.
Its name comes from the Greek word for 'fire', because when you strike it against another rock, it gives off sparks and it causes a spark when it is hit with steel.
The make-up of Iron Pyrite is iron disulfide, and it has been found in a large number of locations throughout the world, and is often found in coal mines.
There are two distinct types of this mineral.
One has a very tiny crystalline or drusy structure and one has the more distinct cubic appearance.
There are even some that exhibit a mixture of both types, known as Isis and Osiris Pyrite.
There is also another lovely form called a Pyrite Sun, see image, and these are also found in some of the above locations, but are less common than the other forms.
Pyrite Sun Stones are beautiful and quite unique. They occur as round mineral concretions that may also contain the mineral Marcasite.
They form as a circle radiating from a central point, like the one pictured here.
The lovely golden color of this stone has made it very popular. Its gold color gave it the nickname 'Fools Gold' as it has a metallic look, similar to real gold.
In the past it was mistaken for gold, but it is lighter in color and much harder.
Due to its metaphysical properties, Iron Pyrite is now becoming extremely popular.
Stones with a golden or yellow color bring through what is known as masculine energy.
This is useful for both men and women as you all need to be balanced, and have a proportional feminine and masculine life-force energy.
This golden stone primarily helps the chakra that boosts personal power, known as the solar plexus.
It has a strong solar energy, and its golden color is part of this vibration.
This stone helps to boost energy and vitality and stimulates increased assertiveness.
It is a stone to encourage you overcome feelings of inadequacy and live your life to its full potential.
It will boost self worth of the individual and allow you to have the energy to take action, where needed.
The vibration of Fools Gold helps to strengthen your willpower and may help you to conquer bad habits.
This stone also has a strong spiritual grounding action, and this makes it a stone to use within both the base or root chakra and the earth star chakra.
These golden stones have excellent healing properties and soon after you begin using it, you should feel a growth in your level of energy.
This allows you to get through your essential daily activities, with a degree of ease.
It will help you to alleviate tiredness and fatigue, as it increases the oxygen supply to the blood, and invigorates the circulatory system.
It is beneficial for the lungs, and helps asthma and bronchitis, and will increase your stamina.
It is a strong stone to aid inflammation and will confer a speedy increase in strength and vigor.
It may also assist you to put new ideas for improved health outcomes into practice in your daily life.
It is one of the crystals for nightmares as it is said to prevent nightmares.
So it may be advantageous to keep a piece of this stone near to you or your children while you are sleeping.
I have recently heard that it may also help to stop snoring as well, so it may be of value to put a piece under the pillow to enhance your sleep.
This stone vibrates strongly within the the solar plexus or power chakra. The key concept of the meaning of this chakra is about 'the will'.
The solar energy within these stones enhances your efficiency at manifesting your strongest desires.
The vibration of Pyrite will strengthen your willpower and aid you to conquer bad habits.
It will assist you to put new ideas for better health outcomes into daily practice.
This stones energy is highly effective within the lower chakras.
You may also find that you are clearer mentally, and can focus on your tasks more easily when using it.
It helps women with inferiority complexes, and those who feel they are being subjugated by men, to become more assertive.
This is both a fire and an earth energy stone, and Shamans used it in the past in some American Indian healing rituals.
Shamans were able to use its shiny surface to look into, like a mirror, and 'scry' the future.
Iron Pyrite Jewelry is easy to buy, and pieces of the stone are very effective when worn in the pocket, especially in the area close to the sacral or solar plexus chakra.
Both silver and gold colored Pyrite are excellent stones to wear, and their bright, shining color makes lovely jewelry.
Wearing it will help to enhance your creativity, and it will aid the flow of thoughts and new ideas.
The drusy Pyrite is also very popular when made into jewelry, and pieces of the cubic iron pyrite may be made into very attractive pendants.
Its strong solar energy makes it an excellent stone to enhance your ability to be assertive, regardless whether you are male or female.
By wearing Pyrite jewelry, you can expect an increase in your levels of energy and vitality. The important thing is to keep the stone within your aura.
My final thoughts: Iron Pyrite are strong solar stones and are powerful to manifest.
This is partly because it has some resemblance to gold, which is one of the strongest societal ideas around money.
Let loose your imagination and let your thoughts flow freely while combining it with Gold Pyrite.
Then use the power of your imagination to bring what you desire to life.
In summary, meditation using this stone is a powerful way to bring those things you
most desire into manifestation.
During meditation, you can use the seven laws of attraction and the power of your imagination to manifest what you desire.
This is a stone that will help to enhance your mental abilities, and will allow you to hold your focus on the tasks at hand to completion.
This includes aiding you to focus better on your desire to manifest, and they are known to help disorders of the lungs.
What are the best crystals to combine with Pyrite?
Using it with any of the solar plexus stones is an advantage, but it is specifically useful to combine it with stones that will aid to increase willpower and improve your thought processes.
Citrine Crystals, Hematite Stone, Golden Labradorite and Yellow Apatite are all useful for that purpose.
Use it with Green Prehnite, so you are able to use the combined energy to more fully utilize the vibration of the Prehnite, within the heart chakra.
As Iron Pyrite is one of the constituents that make up Boji Stone, they would both benefit by being combined.
Hematite Crystals have a strong affinity with this stone, as their make up is very similar, and it also combines well with Chalcopyrite to manifest.
It is closely related to Healers Gold, Chalcopyrite and Shamanite Black Calcite, and has a number of qualities in common with these stones.
Because of its strong vibration within the sacral or navel chakra, it will stimulate male sexual energy.
For this purpose it may be particularly effective when you combine it with Zincite, Hureaulite, Tiffany Stone or Black Andradite Garnet also known as Melanite Garnet.