My son returned home one afternoon, proudly bearing the crystal in the featured photo…
“What’s that?” I asked, pointing.
“It’s a Pyrite sun, or flower,” he replied.
“Can I hold it…”
He placed it carefully in my hands and – does anybody remember the Ready Brek adverts … it’s a warm oat cereal that’s supposed to give you an inner warmth all day, symbolised by a glowing orange orange outline around anyone who eats it…
I held this wonderful circle of protection and hope, and felt its warmth surround me, a shield. I am always drawn to stones that have strong protective qualities, and Pyrite is an extremely positive stone.
It’s a wonderful energy shield as it protects the wearer or owner from dark attachments and negative energies, and can also activate your own sense of positivity… getting things done and stimulating new ideas.
Iron Pyrite is a great balancer, too, it can elevate self-worth and confidence and is a good all-rounder… perhaps implicit in this crystal’s symbolic shape. I have a tumblestone of Pyrite that I use in conjunction with Hematite to help with my back problems, so I am aware of its beneficial health properties, but I found this sunburst particularly comforting. Pleasantly warm to hold, tactile and pretty to look at with its radiating oil slick rich rainbow of colours, blue, purple, gold…
Holding it, I felt safe, a visible sign of Mother Earth’s love for us given up in this shield of iron and love.
It put me in mind of St.Patrick’s Breastplate, my favourite verse is:
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
As I have mentioned I am of no particular religious affiliation, but I was brought up quite “high” church, and I always find comfort and reassurance in these words. Items or crystals that have a strong vibrational element of protection, words that comfort and uphold.
Point being, in all aspects of your life, a little protection always comes in handy … whether it’s emotional, spiritual or physical… as I tell my son!
Charlie says: “It’s always better to be safe than sorry…”