I’m very fond of this piece of Pyrite, not least because of how I came to own it. The cubic formation of Pyrite is extremely interesting – chemically it contains both iron and sulphur molecules which are bound by the laws of Chemistry (and Nature) to join themselves together in rigid lines, which creates the system of cubic crystals so wonderfully demonstrated by my beautiful assistant here…
How we met – ah, an engaging little aside… before Christmas, there was a lovely market in the city centre square, with a variety of European food stalls, ethnically sourced gifts and clothes and a crystal stall. Of course.
I sidled over, not at all suspicious-looking, drawn by the size of his magnificent – geodes. (what did you think I was going to say..?) He had baskets full of darling little eggs, Rose Quartz, Carnelian, Howlite; tumblestones gleaming and sparkling (one is featured in tomorrow’s post) fossils from long ago and crystals for every ailment, or just to please the eye… a regular “Goblin Market” of splendour and temptation.
Well. I spent some money. (How could I not..?) Then I went back later that day… and the following day… on my last visit – perhaps just to get rid of me, or to have less stock to pack away… he said to me:
“Here. As you’ve been such a good customer, choose one of these pieces for free…”
I looked and saw a bowlful of gleaming gold cubes set in warm sandstone. I seized one-
and rushed home with it.
Not usually a crystal I consider for meditation, although Pyrite in all forms is good for relieving fatigue, increasing vitality and blood flow and helping with mental clarity and bone and circulatory health.
These delicate nuggets of cubular golden goodness caught in a sumptuous souffle of sandstone are wonderfully protective and can light metaphorical (and real) fires of creativity, especially in the sciences where balance and symmetry is generally required.
Let your mind wander… lose yourself in the shiny reflective surfaces to discover your inner strengths and deflect the criticism and negativity of others – just let those bad vibes bounce right off.
Warming and healing, a metaphysical freshly baked sponge cake, Pyrite in any shape or form is a lovely addition to any collection.