Chakra: Sacral and Solar Plexus

Crystal System: Cubic

Color: Gold or brownish

Planet: Mars

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Appearance: Metallic, may be cubic, small to medium

Source: Britain, North America, Chile, Peru

Attributes: Iron Pyrite is an excellent energy shield. It blocks out negative energy and pollutants at all levels including infectious diseases. Worn around the neck, it protects all the subtle and physical bodies, deflecting harm and danger.

Iron Pyrite is a very positive stone. It overcomes inertia and feelings of inadequacy. It facilitates tapping into abilities and potential, stimulating the flow of ideas. A piece of Iron Pyrite placed on the desk energizes the area around it. It is helpful when planning large business concepts. This stone teaches how to see behind a facade to what is, and promotes diplomacy.

Psychologically: Iron Pyrite relieves anxiety and frustration and boosts self-worth and confidence in themselves and their masculinity, but it may be too powerful for "macho" men, initiating aggression. It helps women to overcome servitude and inferiority complexes.

Emotionally: Iron Pyrite is helpful for melancholy and deep despair.

Physically: Iron Pyrite increases energy and overcomes fatigue. It blocks energy leaks from the physical body and the aura. Iron pyrite increases the oxygen supply to the blood and strengthens the circulatory system. It is a stone that holds the ideal of perfect health and well-being.  In healing it is extremely fast-acting, bringing up the cause of the disease to be examined. It is particularly helpful for getting to the root of karmic and psychosomatic disease.

Healing: Iron Pyrite treats the bones and stimulates cellular formation, repairs DNA damage, aligns the meridians, and aids sleep disturbed by gastric upset. It strengthens the digestive tract and neutralizes ingested toxins, benefits the circulatory and respiratory systems, and boosts oxygen in the bloodstream. Iron Pyrite is beneficial for the lungs, alleviating asthma and bronchitis.

Position: Place at the throat in a pouch, or under the pillow.