The Greek word for fire is “pyr” or “pyros”. The crystal pyrite is shimmery and when you strike it against metal or stone it sparks. Mayans and Aztecs of Mesoamerica used to polish slabs and use them as mirrors. Pyrite’s reflective surface helps you see within your soul as well as to inner and higher dimensions beyond yourself. This stone serves as a tool for psychic self-defense. Like a mirror it shields and deflects harm and danger. It helps to ground the individual as they explore into the higher realms by pulling from the Earth’s energy.
Pyrite guards against ongoing control, criticism and manipulation by others by resisting without becoming angry or upset. It helps balance power struggles. It helps overcome intellectual fatigue due to overwork and tiredness of the nervous system by stimulating blood flow, increasing mental clarity, focus and recall. With the energy of gold, it brings success, enthusiasm, happiness and power. It is traditionally the color of kings, riches, and the sun. It is an excellent stone of manifestation, allowing one to access higher frequency energy into the physical body. The individual may utilize this energy to take action in creating abundance for one’s life for the flow of ideas and concepts. On the physical level, pyrite supports good health and wellbeing, drawing on universal energies to activate the nourishing energies of the body. Vitality is a main use for this stone.
The “Isis and Osiris Pyrite” configuration has been known as “the emperor’s new stone”, promoting retrieval of ancient writing concerning the esoteric precepts of the very sacred movements, the formation and characteristics of mystical knowledge, and details from the Akashic records relative to the advancement of the innate psychic and astral abilities. It is an energy which represents the “ruler”, balancing the yin and yang qualities and facilitating equilibrium of energy throughout the physical body as well as the mind and the emotions. It has also been used in single-parenting to facilitate duality in one’s character such that a child receives both the feminine and masculine energies of growing. The energy further acts to align the bodies-auric and physical- to the full light spectrum, encouraging the optimum state of health and being. It serves to automatically order the chakras and the energy fields and to consolidate the qualities of the chakras such that “higher work” can be performed with ease. It actually aligns all chakras automatically and immediately, with no conscious direction. If directed with the consciousness of the user, it can also open the chakras. It balances the conscious and subconscious. [Love Is In The Earth by Melody, 595]
Pyrite connects to the solar plexus and promotes conscious determination from balancing this chakra which then is a catalyst for balancing all the other chakras. It’s a pivotal point to integrate the higher and lower chakras.