Pyrite is an iron sulfide material- often found around the world in different formations. The name Pyrite derives from the Greek pyr or pyros, meaning “fire” for its ability to emit sparks when pieces are struck together.
Pyrite is often associate with Fire energy- symbolising warmth and lasting presence of the sun hence is a stone of action and vitality. It promotes confidence and persistence.
It is highly protective stone as often worn as a talisman to shield harm and danger- therefore making it a great stone to people who are often away from home.
According to Eason, Pyrite guards against extreme control, criticism and manipulation by a partner, parent or employer, lending the power to resist without becoming angry or upset, changing the balance of power.