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Today Pyrite also carries the name of "Fool's Gold" for the simple reason that many throughout history have mistaken it for Gold because of its similar visible structure, metallic lustre and brassy yellow colour. Ironically, Gold is often found adjacent to Pyrite deposits, and the only thing foolish about finding "Fool's Gold" would be in not searching a bit farther! Pyrite is easily distinguished from Gold; Pyrite being lighter in colour and much harder, whereas it cannot be scratched with a fingernail or knife as Gold can be. But even though Pyrite is a fairly hard mineral, its crystals are known to break and crumble, as it is brittle.
It is thought to be a highly protective stone blocking and shielding you from negative energy, for this reason it has long been used as a talisman.
Pyrite is said to reduce fatigue and is a good stone for students because it is thought to improve memory and recall and to stimulate the flow of ideas. Pyrite can also be beneficial when planning large business concepts because placing a piece on the desk is said to energise the area around it.
Pyrite helps one to communicate more openly and honestly, providing both emotional and physical protection. If you are indecisive, or unsure about something, carry a pyrite with you as a touchstone to help boost your self-confidence. The reflective qualities of the stone make it a wonderful meditation or divination tool….just as the ancient Inca’s used it.
Pyrite increases physical stamina, stimulates the intellect and helps to transform thought into intelligent action. It is a wonderful stone for use in wealth magic or assisting in manifestation of needed energies. An excellent shield-stone, pyrite removes negativity from the aura to help one concentrate.
Please note it is not a good idea to place Pyrite directly on the skin because the iron sulphide compounds it contains can cause irritation. Rough Pyrite stones can leave a black deposit on the hands, which should be washed off.