Pyrite Tumbled Stone
Color: silvery or brassy metallic gold
Chakra(s): root, navel, and solar plexus
About the stone: Pyrite is iron sulphide and crystallizes in the cubic system. This iron mineral often crystallizes in the form of cubes with striations running at right angles to the adjoining faces. Pyrite may also form with twelve five-sided faces known as a pyritohedron. Pyrite also occurs as a replacement mineral in the formation of fossils.
Astrological sign(s): Leo
Mohs scale: 6.5–7
Spiritual uses: Pyrite reminds you of the golden flecks in your halo.
Mental uses: The golden vibration of pyrite tumbled stone assists you in remembering your magnificence. Growing in block formations, it is inherent within the stone to offer a strong foundation to improve some of your core beliefs about yourself.
Emotional uses: Pyrite helps strengthen courage and self-confidence. Use this stone when you need the guts to set boundaries and stand up for yourself. It helps you feel empowered. This golden gem offers the opportunity to allow the reflection and expansion of the positive qualities within you.
Physical uses: Pyrite is a stone of financial abundance. Use this stone with intention when you are trying to improve your financial status. Draw on its gold energy while you take action to increase your monetary wealth. This stone also provides physical protection by deflecting negative energy or situations.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones. (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo