Pyrite: Fool’s Gold
There are times in our lives when we may be down on our luck and in need of a metaphysical 4 leaf clover—- and pyrite can be that for us. Known as the stone of prosperity and good fortune, pyrite helps to attract wealth and abundance in all forms through manifestation. This powerful stone can help us connect our mind, body, and spirit, while offering protection from any low vibes that might be hanging around. Let’s take a closer look and discover all the ways this stone can help us boss up and create the life we’ve always dreamed of and deserve.
Pyrite’s name originates from the Greek word ‘pyr,’ meaning “fire.” This stone can actually create sparks when struck against certain metals, which is why it’s been used in flintlock firearms, producing the necessary spark to ignite the gunpowder. Even before its practical use for firearms though, pyrite was used during prehistoric times to start fires necessary for survival. This crystal was valued by many Native American tribes, used for healing and divination, and later used during the Victorian Age for jewelry and decor. Due to its prominent golden luster, it’s often confused with gold, dubbing it “fool’s gold.” Pyrite’s most notable use was during World War II, when it was mined and used as a source of sulfur for sulfuric acid production. Pyrite’s properties go deeper than just its practical use, so let’s take a look at its metaphysical properties and how we can utilize them.
Metaphysical Properties & Meaning
At its core, pyrite represents ideal well-being and high vibes, making it the perfect stone for manifestation. It is associated with the second and third energy centers, the sacral and solar plexus chakras. These chakras are associated with our fears, energy level, self-confidence, creativity, and the like. Working with pyrite can help us to tune into who we really are, work through any fears around getting to where we need to be, and allow us to reside within our true space of self acceptance and expression.
Pyrite is also a powerful stone of protection. It is capable of defending against all kinds of lower vibrations— physically, spiritually, and emotionally. It has the ability to patch any of your energetic leaks, allowing you to retain all of your energy, and block anything that does not belong to you from seeping in through any auric tears. It’s protection extends beyond the etheric realms, potentially guarding against physical dangers, as well. Not only does it offer this incredible defense, but it also enhances our individual protective qualities, allowing us to be confident that we are safe and can keep others safe, as well.
Being that it is associated with our second and third chakras, pyrite can help us overcome any creative slumps or bouts of self doubt. Usually when we’re feeling creatively blocked it is due to unprocessed fears and traumas, and pyrite will gently bring to the surface the cause of these blocks and emotions so that you can look for solutions. Ever the optimist, pyrite raises our energy so that we can leave the space of feeling misfortune or despair, and enter into a place of receiving and abundance. It’s association with these chakras does more for us physically, as well. These two chakras control our physical balance and mind-body connection. Pyrite’s close connection to these chakras can literally harmonize any imbalances within the body, creating an overall increased state of well-being. When our bodies are balanced and our vibration is high, we are in a state of being where manifesting and receiving comes naturally.
Finally, if you’re in need of a little luck, pyrite is your go to. Reminiscent of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, this stone is so high vibe it will enhance all the good energy around, making room for abundance and blessings to flow through.
How To Use Pyrite
Now that we know all about the properties and meaning of this luminous sunshine stone, let’s explore some ways to use it.
Pyrite is an excellent stone to use during rituals for attracting money and wealth to you. Place the stone on your altar or carry it with you when you’re looking to get rid of the old and make room for the abundance you’re manifesting.
Wear pyrite when you want to be grounded and protected. This stone has the ability to act as your personal bodyguard, keeping you safe from any low vibes around you.
Keep a piece of pyrite near you when you’re working on a creative venture. Pyrite will clear away any blocks so that you can start expressing yourself and doing what you love.
Carry a piece of pyrite on you when you just need that little boost of luck in your life— whether you’re going on a first date or need to land that job interview, pyrite can help you do it.
Meditate with pyrite when you’re looking to balance your mind-body connection. By focusing on your sacral and solar plexus chakras while you do this you’ll be able to clear away any blocked or stagnant energy.
As you can see, it is so important to have pyrite in your crystal collection because it can instantly clear blocks in your energy, offer protection when needed, and increase your creative flow. Being in the presence of this stone has the power to instantly raise your mood and well-being, putting you in a place of receiving. This is an all around happy, high vibe crystal, and just the sunshine we need during our gloomiest of days.