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You may have heard of fool’s gold, or pyrite, along your crystal journey, or maybe you have seen its beautiful metallic luster when browsing. In this guide we will explore the benefits of using fool’s gold in your practices, and how to get the most from it.
What is Pyrite?
Pyrite’s name derives from Pyr, the Greek goddess of fire. When you catch a glimpse of this deeply golden, brassy mineral, it’s easy to understand how the ancient Greeks pictured the fire burning within it.
This stone is one of few stones that even creates fire when struck hard against iron, so its importance in ancient civilisations cannot be understated.
This beautiful mineral is made from iron sulfide and is found naturally occurring all over the world, making it popular with many traditional communities.
It is a very hard mineral, and difficult to destroy, so it is not surprising that it has been used as a protective stone for centuries.
Pyrite has always been known as a mischievous stone because of its ability to fool gold-seekers throughout history, but it has been most commonly harnessed for its protective powers.
Fire has always been connected to purity and cleansing, and pyrite is no different. When displayed in the home, pyrite cleanses the space of negative energy, and it is able to support creativity by banishing blockages from the creative process, helping to find inspiration, and purifying its users’ thoughts.
It acts as a bodyguard when worn on the body, blocking the influx of negativity, allowing us to flourish under its protection. Other benefits include:
- Confidence in communication
- Enhanced memory and mental processing
- Help to remain grounded
- Enhanced powers of persuasion
- Protection from psychic attack
- Encourages leadership and confidence
How to Use Pyrite
If these fool’s gold benefits sound like they could help to enhance your life, here are just a few suggestions for how to get the most from it.
In the Home
Try placing a piece of fool’s gold by the main entrance to your home to stop any bad energy from entering as people come and go. You can even place a piece in a room where you flex your creative muscles, such as a kitchen or office, to attract wealth, imagination, and fortune.
On the Body
Choose a piece of jewelry that keeps pyrite close to the skin to allow the power of this beautiful stone to interact with your energy. When you wear it on your body you are ensuring that only positive energy reaches you, giving it the best opportunity to nourish you and bring out its power.
When you meditate with fool’s gold, you harness its power to manifest strength and strong communication. If you are facing a job promotion, struck with writer’s block, or are forced to have difficult conversations, try meditating with pyrite to bring confidence and creativity.
Pyrite, or fool’s gold, is a powerful mineral that can protect us from psychic attacks and help to bolster our creativity and communication. Why not add it to your crystal collection and see how it can help you?