Pyrite, also known as Fool’s Gold, is an iron sulfide mineral that crystallizes as masses, cubic crystals, stalactites, and botryoidal crystals. This crystal can be found as a secondary mineral, frequently in association with Quartz, Turquoise, and Lapis Lazuli. Dioscorades first mentioned this stone in 50 A.D., and it was named after the Greek word “pyro,” which means “fire.” This name was chosen because of the sparks produced when two pieces were struck together. Pyrite had numerous applications in ancient civilizations and is still widely used in the manufacture of goods today. During the Greek and Roman Empires, pyrite was a popular crystal to wear. Amulets, rings, lockets, pins, and earrings made of this gemstone have been discovered by archeologists. Native American Indians also used this mineral extensively as a meditation and ceremonial tool. Pyrite is said to have tremendous healing powers and is even thought to contain pure magic within. Pyrite is one of the most powerful determination stones known to The Crystal Apothecary Co. Its energies directly resonate with the solar plexus chakra, which is responsible for activating one’s personal will. These energies hold the key to achieving our life goals. They are, however, only attainable through hard work and dedication. Pyrite will assist you in staying on track until your goals are met.
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