Pyrite is often called "Fool's Gold." A stone of hidden fire, it can be sparked to life by striking it against metal or stone, as its name, derived from the Greek pyr or pyro, suggests. Its gold symbolizes the warmth and lasting presence of the sun and the ability to generate wealth by one's own power. It is masculine in nature, a stone of action, vitality and will, and taps into one's abilities and potential, stimulating the flow of ideas. It brings confidence and the persistence to carry things through to completion. 

Made up of sulfur and iron, 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 us with a spirit of boldness and assertive action when protecting others, the planet, or in standing up for important issues. It stimulates the third and second Chakras, enhancing will power and the ability to see behind facades to what is real. 

Pyrite is an excellent stone of manifestation, allowing one to draw high-frequency energy into the physical body and utilizing it to take action in creating abundance for one's life. Its frequency stimulates the creative flow of ideas and concepts, and helps one embrace their innate abilities and potential.

Pyrite is a crystal of positive energy, and is extremely helpful for melancholy and thoughts fixed on misfortune and despair. It relieves anxiety and frustration, and as a mirror to the self, reveals the causes behind these emotions and promotes a search for solutions. Pyrite also allows one to see beyond pretense, to what truly lies behind words and actions. It provides the insight that often things that disturb us in others are also present in us. 

Pyrite's energy is empowering to the spirit, encouraging one to overcome fears and take action. It increases our will to accomplish whatever tasks we set out to do, and can be used to bring us out of our shell, becoming more dynamic and confident.