What is Pyrite?
Pyrite is often called “Fool’s Gold,” though there is nothing foolish about this mineral. Within its great beauty is a stone of hidden fire, one that can be sparked to life by striking it against metal or stone. As 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. It is masculine in nature, a stone of action, vitality and will, and taps into one’s ability and potential, stimulating the flow of ideas. It brings confidence and the persistence to carry things through to completion.
Pyrite was highly prized by the native Indian tribes of America as a healing stone of magic, and was polished into mirrors for gazing and divination. Before the 1800’s, it was favored as a decorative stone, carved into rosettes, shoe buckles, rings, snuff boxes and other ornaments, and was extremely popular in England during the Victorian Age for its use in jewelry.
Pyrite supports the ideal of perfect health and well-being, drawing on universal energies to activate the nourishing energies of the body.