Crystals 101: Premium Peruvian Pyrite

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Known as “Fool’s Gold”, Peruvian Pyrite is a stone that inspires creativity, discipline, and symmetry. By grounding with the earth and drawing that energy inward, it provides a protective shield against negative energy. 

What are the benefits of this crystal?

Peruvian Pyrite has long been considered a strong protection stone that shields the wearer from negative energy and environmental pollutants. Stimulating the third chakra, Peruvian Pyrite enhances mental strength and helps promote physical well-being and overall health. 

It is a stone that works on the physical, spiritual, and emotional levels to shield and protect from all types of negative energy. Pyrite stimulates the mind and improves memory, making it easier to recall important information. It aids in looking past the surface of things, encouraging awareness of what is underlying and the deeper meaning of both words and actions.

Pyrite gets its name from the Greek word pyr, which means fire, because it ignites when struck against metal or other hard surfaces. Native Americans utilized this mineral extensively for meditation and ceremonial purposes and they believed it contained pure magic. 

How to Use Pyrite

Chakras are energy centers in our bodies that periodically need to be rebalanced when injury, illness, or circumstances disrupt them. The solar plexus chakra is situated above the navel and below the sternum and is the chakra associated with Peruvian Pyrite. Your Solar Plexus Chakra is imbalanced if you feel a lack of self-worth and confidence, or if you’re having problems with your self-identity. This chakra also controls the immune and digestive systems so difficulty with either of these systems can indicate a disruption with the third chakra. 

Pyrite is perfect to help bring wealth and abundance into your life or space. You should place Pyrite in the left-most corner of your home, which is your prosperity space on the Feng Shui map. As you walk in your front door, point your hand to the left corner of your home; this is the ideal spot to place Pyrite. You can also use Pyrite to enhance general well-being by holding it in your hand during meditation. 

Works best with

Combine Pyrite with Citrine, Jade, or Clear Quartz for a supersized dose of good luck. Each of these stones amplifies the others’ power, so combining them in a grid for meditation or healing is an excellent way to bring your dreams to life.

Citrine and Pyrite form an energetic matrix bond that triggers a shift in energy towards money and success. Clear quartz “turbo boosts” the energy of any stone so combining it with Pyrite will provide more healing protection. 

Adding crystals to your home or meditation practice is a great way to invite healing energy and a touch of magic into your life. And who couldn’t benefit from a little extra magic these days? 

Erin Entlich is a certified yoga instructor, personal trainer, holistic health coach, and writer. She believes doing good starts with feeling good, which is why she loves helping people weave movement, mindfulness, and healthy eating into their daily lives. Find out more at www.erinentlich.com.