Pyrite or “Fool’s Gold” is an iron sulfide mineral that’s commonly found around the world. It’s a talisman that draws the energy from the Earth through the physical body and into the aura, creating a shield against negative energy, environmental pollutants, emotional attacks, and physical harm.

Also known as the stone of intellect and protection, Pyrite enhances intelligence, mental stability, logic, analysis, creativity, memory and psychic development and can help one tap into their own latent mental talents and abilities.

As a powerful protection stone, it guards against ongoing control, criticism, and manipulation by a partner, parent or employer, lending the power to resist without getting angry or upset.

Pyrite is also a stone of action, vitality, and will it can help tap into one’s abilities and potential, stimulating the flow of ideas. It brings confidence and persistence to carry things through completion. It can also battle intellectual fatigue due to overwork and tiredness of the nervous system by stimulating the blood flow to the brain, increasing mental clarity, focus, and recall.

It also promotes ambition, commitment, and perseverance. It encourages leadership qualities so it’s great students and managers who are looking for a promotion.  Pyrite is great for the Solar Plexus and Sacral chakra and is grounding and brings the energy of good luck or good fortune.

This mineral is also used for manifestation, the frequency of it can stimulate the flow of ideas and concepts and helps one embrace their innate abilities and potential and can create harmony within the aura.

The difference between this mineral and gold is that Pyrite is lighter in color and is harder and more brittle can be scratched with a fingernail of knife.

It’s important to remember that one should not ingest this mineral and one must use the indirect method for elixirs.

Physical and Emotional Health

On a physical level, Pyrite supports the ideal of perfect health and well-being. It often helps heal the patient have fast results and can be helpful in cases where no resolution seems possible.

It brings out the causes of disease for examination, good for finding the root of karmic and psychosomatic dis-ease and shields the body from environmental pollutants and contagious diseases. Pyrite can help fight off colds, flu, and other viruses as well as skin diseases and fungal infections and may be beneficial in treatments for highly infectious diseases as well as lessen fevers and reduce inflammation. It’s a wonderful protector of caregivers and medical workers.

Pyrite is beneficial for lungs, it alleviates asthma and bronchitis and also increases the oxygen supply to the blood and strengthens the respiratory and circulatory and can be used in treating blood disorders.

This mineral can assist in treatments of the bones, both in structure and in cell formation, can help repair DNA, stimulates proper endocrine function and is excellent for fighting male impotence and infertility.

On an emotional level, Pyrite promotes positive energy, which is helpful for those who suffer melancholy and thoughts fixed on misfortune and despair. It can relieve anxiety and frustration and reveals the causes behind these emotions and promotes a search to the solutions.

It provides the insight that often things that disturbs us in others are also present in us. It’s empowering to the spirit, encourages one to overcome fears and take action. Pyrite can increase one’s will to accomplish whatever and asks one sets out to do and can be used to bring one out of one’s shell, becoming more dynamic and confident.

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