Pyrite is a mineral composed of iron and sulfur, also known as iron sulfide or fool's gold because of its brassy yellow color and metallic luster, which can resemble gold. It is one of the most common sulfide minerals and is often found in sedimentary rocks, hydrothermal veins, and as a replacement mineral in fossils.

Pyrite has a cubic crystal structure and a hardness of 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale, making it relatively hard and durable. It is also a good conductor of electricity and heat.

Pyrite has been used throughout history as an ornamental stone, as well as for practical purposes such as making sparks to start fires. In metaphysical and spiritual practices, pyrite is believed to have protective and grounding properties, and is often used to promote abundance, confidence, and manifestation.

Colors: Pale brass-yellow, Brownish-yellow, Greenish-gray, Gray-black, Pale gold

Location: Spain, Peru, United States, Canada, Russia, Australia

Chakras: Solar Plexus

Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

Deities: Apollo, Surya

Zodiac: Leo

Placement: over the solar plexus, over the heart for protection, at the feet for grounding.

Pyrite's distinctive color and metallic luster have led to its nickname of "fool's gold," since it can sometimes be mistaken for the valuable metal. However, pyrite does not have the same properties as gold.

  • Grounding
  • Personal power
  • Abundance and prosperity
  • Protection
  • Spiritual growth
  • Manifestation
  • Energy Shield
  • Confidence
  • Vitality