Blog > August Stone Talk: PyritePosted on August 2016
Stone Talk: Pyrite
Pyrite is often called “Fool’s Gold”, as some would mistake its glittering sturface as real gold. Although similar in hue, Pyrite is lighter in colour than Gold. It is also harder and cannot be scratched with a fingernail or knife.
Pyrite was highly prized by the native Indian tribes of the Americas as a healing stone of magic. Before the 1800s, it was favoured 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.
Within its gleaming beauty is a stone of hidden fire, one that can be sparked to life by striking it against metal or stone. 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. The gold and yellow reflects masculinity, a stone of action, vitality and will, and taps into one’s abilities and potential, stimulating the flow of ideas. It promotes positive thinking and manifestation.
As a talisman, Pyrite is a unique protector, drawing energy from the Earth through the physical body and into the aura creating a defensive shield against negative energies, environmental pollutants, emotional attack and physical harm. It also supports one with a spirit of boldness and assertive action when protecting others, the planet, or in standing up for important issues of community. It stimulates the Second and Third Chakras, enhancing will power and the ability to see behind facades to what is real.
Pyrite has a hardness of 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. It is also the zodiac stone for Leo, which falls between 23 July to 22 August.
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