Pyrite Information

Pyrite Information

Pyrite, or fools’ gold, is the same color and its shape resembles gold. Its pale brassy yellow color is composed of iron disulphide, while pyrite comes from the Greek pyrites lithos. The Greek means stone which strikes fire, this is in reference to the spark which is produced from iron pyrite striking iron.

That spark goes beyond fire, pyrite is believed to spark creative thinking, opening people up to new ideas. It’s also known for its protective qualities, it should always be carried when carrying out dangerous work, or undertaking dangerous activities. It’s believed to stimulate intellectual powers, provide protection, shield negative energy, increase emotional and physical wellbeing.

It’s popular for its brittleness, hardness, luster, and streak.

Emotions From Pyrite

 It increases energy, and provides healing. It increases levels of determination, facilitates overcoming vices, and helps to create optimistic energy. It can also assist in overcoming nervousness, and helps to handle panic.

It provides holders with a can-do approach about any new challenge. It can also filter unconstructive influences in the environment, providing courage to drive negative influences from your life. Additionally, it relieves disturbance and anxiety, increasing self-confidence and self-esteem.

It can also help men with their feelings of masculinity, as it solidifies self-reliance. For the already macho man, it may prove too dominant, as it can increase hostility. For women, it can assist in conquering attitudes of servitude, as well as inferiority complexes. It’s helpful in stimulating your creative side, as well as encouraging sexual expression.  

Holistic Aspects

The earth and fire energies that Pyrite possesses are considered the perfect tool for balancing the 1st or base chakra. It assists with clear communication, allowing the individual to express themselves directly and frankly, providing physical and emotional defenses. If you’re indecisive about any issues, keep pyrite with you to boost your authoritativeness.

Additionally, Pyrite boosts physical energy, stimulating mental power, assisting with transforming ideas into actions. It’s an excellent stone for manifesting energy, and for wealth magic. It’s also an effective shield stone, removing negativity, fueling concentration.

Features

It is believed that Pyrite can stabilize hormones, relieving the pain and unease of menstruation. It can also be helpful in clearing up confusion around physical signs, allowing a precise diagnosis. It also drives pain from the body, helping to ease symptoms of despair.

It can also be used to assist in eradicating fevers and puffiness. It’s a gemstone that provided perfect health, as well as happiness. It can also assist in achieving, amplifying focus and mental simplicity, making it the ideal stone for students.

It has long been used to produce jewelry in ancient Greece, as well as throughout the Victorian period. It was later more well known for its use as a metallic tined style of Art Nouveau jewelry. Pyrite beads are also used to create a sparkle and style to any bead collection. It can be paired with other beads to create a more pleasant contrast.

Pyrite Chemical Composition

  • Chemistry:
  • FeS2, Iron Sulfide
  • Class:
  • Sulfides
  • Lustre:
  • Metallic
  • Crystal System:
  • Isometric, bar 3 /2m.
  • Crystal Habit:
  • Cube, octahedron, pyritohedron
  • Cleavage:
  • Poor/Indistinct
  • Fracture:
  • Conchoidal
  • Hardness:
  • 6 - 6.5
  • Specific Gravity:
  • Approximately 5.1+ (heavier than average for a metallic mineral)

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