These metallic crystals are often used to attract money and good fortune.
Native Americans believed they could look into one's very soul when peering into a polished piece of Pyrite. Their shamans used it as a Stone of Power. Pyrite is a stone of intellect and protection. It enhances intelligence, mental stability, logic, analysis, creativity, memory, and psychic development. It can help you tap your own latent mental talents and abilities. Pyrite is a powerful protection stone, and is very grounding.
Dimensions: 3.6" x 4.3" x 2.2" inches
Weight: 1 lbs 12 oz - 784 grams
Pyrite was very often used for scrying. The Mayans, Aztecs and Incas, at one time, all were known to polish large slabs of Pyrite to a mirror-like finish which they used for this very purpose. Native Americans believed they could look into one's very soul when peering into a polished piece of Pyrite. Their shamans used it as "a stone of power," and their medicine men used it in certain healing rituals. Pyrite has also been labeled the "Healer's Stone". The ancient Chinese viewed the earth as a golden cube, a vision well emulated by Pyrite.
They also believed that Pyrite would guard against crocodile attacks. Pyrite is thought to create a better balance and flow between right and left brain function. This helps transform the intuitive and creative (right brain) thought into logical and well-reasoned (left brain) action.
These metallic crystals are often used to attract money and good fortune. It is also widely used to protect against infections and viral attacks, and to help one attain a more ideal state of health.
An interesting parallel...Edgar Cayce, commonly known as "The Sleeping Prophet", recommended that "to carry a piece of Carbon Steel in one's pocket (preferably a groin pocket) would inhibit one from catching a cold or infection". Carbon Steel is a mixture of Iron and Carbon, to which Pyrite is similar and claims the same health benefit. The ancient Greeks used polished Pyrite in various types of jewelry and amulets. During the Victorian Age in England, jewelry made with Pyrite was extremely popular. Cleanse and recharge Pyrite under the rays of the Sun.
In its mimic of Gold, Pyrite can be carried to attract wealth and is used in many money spells. On the other side of Pyrite's spectrum, it can also be used as a shield in either a hands-on or visualized manner. Carry some to shield yourself from negative energies or use its essence and color in imagining a golden protective sphere around yourself or your loved ones. In either case, don't be surprised if, while surrounded in its radiant glow, you suddenly come up with one or two more brilliant and creative ideas! No worries, though, Pyrite will help you see them through to completion.