In Greek, “pyrite” means "the stone that creates fire," because it looks like golden sparks.
It is also known as the Illusion Stone. On the one hand, it helps its user to notice a pretense, i.e., to expose the illusion. But at the same time can cause the user to sink into delusions of his own. Thus self-awareness is important when using pyrite.
Where there are hard energies, it provides an energetic protective cover. It provides grounding and thus is suitable for the flighty.
It helps lead to emotional balance, and is therefore suitable for treating anxiety and depression.
Pyrite also helps create a feeling of material and emotional abundance. It strengthens willpower, and helps to choose between what is important and what is trivial.
It provides strong protection and therefore is suitable for people who are in a dangerous environment.