Pyrite Crystal - Healing Properties, Meaning and Uses

The Gleaming Energizer

Quick Info


Uses: Confidence, Success, Prosperity, Joy, Protection

Chakra: Solar Plexus Chakra

Origin: Spain, Italy, China, Russia, Peru

Color: Gold, Yellow, Grey, Metallic, Brass

Birthstone Months: August

Element: Earth




Pyrite is an essential crystal for anyone who struggles with self-confidence, motivation, and willpower. Associated with the solar plexus chakra and our sense of self, pyrite tends to spark our inner fires; reminding us of our innate personal power. Due to its metallic luster and incredible abundance within the Earth, pyrite is also helpful for anyone wanting to increase their success and prosperity. 


What is pyrite?



Pyrite is often referred to as “fool’s gold” due to its shiny, golden appearance. A mineral composed of iron and sulfur, pyrite was named after the Greek word for fire (“pyr”), due to its ability to produce sparks when struck against another material. Historically, pyrite has been utilized in many industrial products, ranging from fertilizer to paper.


Pyrite meaning and properties – when and how pyrite can help.



You’re about to give an important presentation or performance.


Pyrite is one of the best crystals for performers or anyone who wants or needs to step into the spotlight. It resonates with our solar plexus, which is the seat of the self; giving us the confidence to express our individuality and share our unique gifts with the world.


You’re dealing with a controlling person in your life.


If you need to create stronger emotional boundaries within a relationship, pyrite can greatly assist you in the process. Before you confront this person, have a piece of pyrite on hand. Let it remind you of your inner strength as you stand firm and secure in your personal power. Make sure to calmly and directly ask for what you need.


You’re lacking in motivation. 


If you receive a sudden insight or inspiration to do something, but can’t seem to get moving on your new idea, utilize the energy of pyrite to jumpstart your productivity. As pyrite is a solar stone, it recharges our sense of motivation, purpose, and creative vitality. This is why it can be helpful to keep a piece of pyrite on your desk or workstation.


You’ve moved into a new home.


Because of its golden luster, pyrite is often thought of as a good luck charm. It is also a protective stone, shielding us from negative vibes. This is why pyrite is an excellent choice if you have to give someone a housewarming gift or if you’ve moved into a new home yourself. Place a pyrite chunk in each corner of your new space.


Practical Tips on How to Use Pyrite (Rituals, Meditation, & Home)


Ritual for Energetic Protection


1. Hold a piece of raw pyrite in the palm of your hand. Whether seated or standing, make sure your feet are firmly planted on the ground

2. Close your eyes and take a deep breath, imagining the breath coming in through the bottoms of your feet and exiting through the top of your head. Feel the connection to the Earth below you.

3. Bring the piece of pyrite to your solar plexus (the area right above your belly button and below your sternum). Breathe into your solar plexus as you visualize an orb of golden light originating from this region. This light gets bigger, warmer, and more vibrant with each breath until it completely envelops you.

4.  As you feel this protective golden light around you, affirm, “I am vibrant. I am strong. I am light. I only attract positive experiences that are in alignment with my greatest good. All that is not in alignment with me, easily bounces off of me. I walk in the world safe and protected. All is well.”


Ritual For Abundance & Financial Prosperity:


1. While seated, hold a piece of pyrite in your palm and place your focus on the crystal. Notice its appearance, its weight, and the way it feels in your hand. You’ve now established an energetic connection between you and the pyrite. Place it on the ground right in front of you. 


2. Close your eyes and visualize the pyrite. You are aware that it represents financial abundance and prosperity. You are also aware of your connection to this piece of pyrite. It is a part of you and you are a part of it.

3. Keep your mental focus on the pyrite as you slowly breathe in and out. After several moments, visualize the piece of pyrite multiplying, easily and effortlessly. Breathe in and out, watching the amount of pyrite grow and grow until you have an enormous pile of pyrite sitting before you.

4. Notice the golden light emanating off of the pile. Allow yourself to once again connect to the energy of the pyrite. Feel the joy and ease that abundance provides.

5. Affirm and repeat all of the following phrases (or whichever ones resonate most with you): “I am abundant. I am prosperous. I am successful. I am supported. My needs are always met. I am generous. I give and receive with ease.”

Meditation For Joy & Positivity:


1. Whether seated or standing, make sure your feet are firmly planted on the ground. Place a pyrite crystal in your dominant hand.


2. Close your eyes and hold both of your hands out, palms facing up. The pyrite should be resting in the palm of your dominant hand.


3. Close your eyes and take a deep breath, imagining the breath bringing positive energy in through the bottoms of your feet and circulating that positive energy all throughout your body. As you do this, make sure to maintain a stable connection to the Earth.


4. Place your awareness on the pyrite in your hand. Imagine its golden glow getting more and more vibrant with each breath you take. This glow is joy, love, and pure positive energy.


5. Visualize this golden light coming up and out from your dominant hand and flowing directly into the palm of your other hand, creating a golden rainbow between your two hands.

6. Breathe in and out as you allow this golden light to grow in size until it permeates your entire body and energy field. Then, breathe in and out as it fills the entire room. Bathe in this positive energy for as long as you like.





How to care for your Pyrite

When you bring your pyrite home for the first time, allow it to adjust to your space and its new environment. Wipe off any debris it may have picked up using a dry and clean cloth but don’t rinse your pyrite in water, which could cause your pyrite to rust.

Other ways to cleanse and charge your pyrite include: leaving it in the moonlight or sunlight for a few hours, placing it in the Earth overnight, smudging it with a sacred herb of your choice, placing it on a selenite plate, or playing a crystal singing bowl in its presence. Whether you are cleansing or charging your stone, the most important thing is the intention you set as you perform the action.



    Our final thoughts.

    Who are you here to be? What were you born to do? Pyrite encourages those of us on the conscious path of personal development to be our brightest and truest selves. It helps us feel strong and confident in our inherent uniqueness; recharging our inner reserves of positivity, hope, and courage as we tenaciously pursue our life’s goals.

    Disclaimer:  Please consult a healthcare professional for any medical advice. The information in this article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition.