|Pyrite is known as a Stone of Luck, helping to attract abundance, wealth, and prosperity to the user, via its creative energies of manifestation and its encouragement of following one's dreams. It can enhance one's will during challenging times and support the actions necessary for personal growth and success. Meditation with Pyrite can encourage greater frequency in moments of inspiration, and its grounding action allows these higher frequencies to be rooted in the physical world. This stone is also great for balancing one's energetic ﬁelds. Pyrite not only deﬂects negative energies but also helps to release negative and inhibiting patterns of behavior. If you are feeling overworked lately, with no end in sight, then Pyrite might be for you!
Pyrite is most noted for its nickname, “Fool’s Gold,” the glittering rock notoriously mistaken by naïve prospectors as real gold. It was also used by dishonest mine owners to salt their mines for the purpose of convincing people they were still gold-producers. Although similar in hue, Pyrite is lighter in color than Gold and is more brittle. It can’t be scratched with a fingernail or knife. Pyrite is also referred to as Iron Pyrite or in Germany, “Cat’s Gold.”