Pyrite is all about protection. It seems to have an intuitive quality that works to keep you out of harm’s way – both spiritually and emotionally. It is also a stone that inspires creativity and brings a dash of added sparkle. It encourages strength and leadership qualities, inviting you to step up to your own potential because your willpower and well-being are ever in check. It’s a great stone for attracting wealth, abundance, and lashings of good luck and for those reasons, pieces of Pyrite will do well when placed in workspaces, studios, and any spot where creative thinking takes place.

* Pyrite is included on lists of toxic minerals because it might contain small amounts of arsenic. Yes, pyrite can contain some arsenic, but since pyrite is not soluble in water or hydrochloric acid it poses no risks when handled.