Initially thought to be gold, pyrite is also nicknamed fool’s gold. Pyrite mostly comes in clusters, but you can also find pyrite in stunning shapes of cubes and globes. Is it fool’s gold or better than gold?
Pyrite jewelry is gaining popularity, along with many pyrite carvings. Within its gleaming beauty is a stone of hidden fire, one that can be sparked to life by striking it against metal or stone. An Earth element, it also resonates with Fire energy, symbolizing the warmth and lasting presence of the sun and the ability to generate wealth by one’s own power. That is why the name Pyrite comes from the Greek word “pyr or pyros”, meaning “fire” for its ability to emit sparks when pieces are struck together or against a hard surface.
It is said that Pyrite is a unique protector, gives energy from the Earth through the physical body and into the aura creating a defensive shield against negative energies, environmental pollutants, emotional attack and physical harm. It also supports one with a spirit of boldness and assertive action when protecting others, the planet, or in standing up for important issues of community. It stimulates the Second and Third Chakras, enhancing will power and the ability to see behind facades to what is real.
The versatile pyrite can also share its qualities of shine and solid brightness to facilitate a better judgement and a clear mental state. It is an excellent stone to help with any business endeavors, as well as academic pursuits.
If you are using pyrite as a Feng Shui money cure, the best place to have your pyrite is in the Wealth & Money bagua area of your home (Southeast) or office. You can also place a pyrite in your own lucky direction for money.
Pyrite will give you the optimism, the clarity, as well as the physical stamina necessary to pursue any of your endeavors. Now we know why it’s as popular as citrine as a feng shui cure!