pyrite for confidence

Pyrite is a metallic iron that naturally forms into geometric shapes like the cube shown above. Because its smooth surfaces are naturally shiny, pyrite has been used since ancient times for mirrors both mundane and magical. Along with obsidian, pyrite can be used as a natural scrying mirror — a way to stimulate psychic abilities by gazing at a slightly distorted reflection. But while the iron in pyrite makes it shine, it’s the other element in it — sulfur — that gives it another useful property. When you strike two pieces of pyrite together, or strike a piece with another stone, it makes a spark. This is very similar to the way a modern lighter works. Stone Age people could hit pyrite with a hammer close to some very dry kindling to get their fire started. In fact, the word “pyrite” means “fire stone.” Which sounds a bit more dignified than its nickname: Fool’s Gold! Still, because of its resemblance to gold, and because the two metals are often found close together, pyrite is often used to attract wealth. FeS2

Safety and care: Water can damage pyrite. Since it contains sulfur, it should not be used for preparing elixirs.

Pyrite Sun: These formations are found in only one location, and it’s not a very exotic one: Illinois coal mines, where they formed millions of years ago between layers of coal shale. Also known as pyrite dollars or miners’ dollars, these formations are found hundreds of feet beneath the Earth’s surface. Because the coal shale forms in sheets, pyrite (an iron-based mineral) caught between the layers has no room to expand into its usual angular shape. Instead, it fans out from the center into a round formation, which looks so much like a sand dollar that people originally thought they were fossils. Miners would carry specimens out in their lunchboxes as a curiosity to share with family and friends. The mines that produced these treasures are shutting down one by one, with the last scheduled to close soon. When this happens, these fool’s gold dollars may very well grow in value.

PYRITE: (Also known as Fool’s Gold, as Inca’s Gold, or as Inca’s Mirror) Use at the 3rd (Solar Plexus Chakra) for an increase in vitality, to conquer vices, to build confidence, for protection, to block electromagnetic pollution, to ward off infection, to aid in business endeavors, to promote group cooperation, to remove worries, to balance the conscious and unconscious minds, to banish depression, to increase vitality, to balance the ethereal body, for grounding, to encourage creativity, to aid in focus and concentration, to help manifest abundance and prosperity, and to treat infertility.

PYRITE SUN: (Also known as a Pyrite Sand-Dollar) Use at the 3rdChakra to bring the warmth and light of the sun into the etheric bodies, to radiate confidence and will-power to all aspects of the self, to promote joy and happiness, and to aid one in manifesting abundance. Since this stone is composed of Pyrite, the properties of this stone also apply. PYRITE: (Also known as Fool’s Gold) Use at the 3rd (Solar Plexus Chakra) for an increase in vitality, to conquer vices, to build confidence, for protection, to block electromagnetic pollution, to ward off infection, to aid in business endeavors, to promote group cooperation, to remove worries, to balance the conscious and unconscious minds, to banish depression, to increase vitality, to balance the ethereal body, for grounding, to encourage creativity, to aid in focus and concentration, to help manifest abundance and prosperity, and to treat infertility.

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