Pyrite

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Chakra: Solar Plexus

Chemical Formula: FeS2

 

Pyrite is commonly known as “Fool’s Gold”. It’s called this because it has a similar appearance to real gold, but it also forms under similar circumstances to gold. Gold and pyrite can be often found together in the same rock. Interestingly enough, some pyrite can actually contain roughly 0.25% of real gold. Chemical separation processes and the value of gold actually make mining pyrite for gold a somewhat worthwhile venture. Pyrite is known for yielding protective energies. From mental fortitude to emotional stability, Pyrite is a sturdy focus that healthily bridges the gap between the world and the self. The Incas used Pyrite for meditation and divination. Pyrite is often worn on the body as a shielding stone, but its energies can be helpful around the home as well.