Let's talk about Pyrite and why everyone should have a piece. There are about five minerals that in my firm belief, everyone should have on their person or in their environment at all times. Pyrite is one. As with all my blogs concerning minerals I will refer to Melody, author of Love Is In The Earth(in italics) as well as a bit of my own experience.
Pyrite is one of those minerals that simply can not be brushed aside as just a beautiful stone(which it is). The physicality vs the energy of Pyrite is contradictory and therefore can be minimized at first introduction to this fabulous mineral. When working with the energy of this stone...firstly, a disclaimer...I am aware that there are those that infuse their food and fluid with gemstones. This is not an action that I recommend. In the case of pyrite it can be downright dangerous as it is a source of natural arsenic. My personal use is for protection, active protection. Pyrite is a masculine stone, solar energy, therefore it is a "doing" energy. It is action. When I want to give my energy field, specifically my personal aura a boost of strength, I work with Pyrite. "It makes for an aura like teflon." If I am adding information into my energy I finish up with Pyrite as a sealant.
Let's take a look at what Melody has to say about the energetic uses of Pyrite: "This mineral possesses a defending quality and is an excellent preventive, shielding one from many forms of negative energy. Simply having a piece of Pyrite on ones person brings in the protective, shielding aspect of this stone which works on the physical, etheric, and emotional levels." "It also assists one in seeing behind facades, promoting understanding of that which lies beneath words and actions." Isis and Osiris Pyrite: "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." This is a bit of the information Melody gives us regarding Pyrite, and as you can see is a vital stone.
I sincerely hope this information assists you in your journey of Knowing Yourself. If you have any questions please contact C or I via Moon Magick site and we will be happy to assist you.
In Love and Joy Always and In All Ways