Folk Names: Fool’s Gold, Pyrites, Iron Pyrite Energy: Projective Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Money, Divination, Luck
Pyrite was used by ancient Mexicans in fashioning polished mirrors, which may have been used to divine the future. Pieces of this strange mineral were also placed in American Indian shamans’ medicine bundles, perhaps to lend extra energy.
In ancient China this stone was used to guard against crocodile attacks, a problem which, fortunately, most of us seem to avoid without the stone.
Popularly known as fool’s gold, pyrite is often found associated with real gold. So who, exactly, is the fool?
Because of the yellowish shimmer and shining nature of this ”stone,” it is used to draw wealth and money. Set five pieces of pyrite on your altar. Surround them with five green candles. Light the candles and visualize money coming your way, fulfilling your monetary needs.
Pyrite is also carried to bring money and luck.
A flat, shimmering surface of pyrite can be used as a magic mirror to awaken psychic impulses. Carried, it is a luck-bringer.