The resemblance of pyrite to gold has made it a traditional symbol for money and good luck. It's sunny golden color associates it with the sun, and with fortification and strengthening of the mind. The name comes from the Greek word meaning "a stone which strikes fire".
Iron Pyrite makes a wonderful energy shield, blocking out negativity from various sources. Some of its properties include:
- Overcomes inertia and feelings of inadequacy
- Energizes the area where you place it (such as on a desk where you work)
- Helps you to see behind a facade