Healing Pyrite Stone Definition
“Pyrite” comes from the Greek word for “fire,” due to how it has combustive properties. The Romans noted that it would ignite if coming into contact with sparks. They saw the potential for it to become a weapon and named the metal for its fiery personality.
Another word for pyrite is “fool’s gold” or “fools gold” since it bears similarities to the precious metal. Despite being made for fools and often mistaken for gold, the substance is actually fairly valuable. Other names include “brass” and “Brazzle,” referring to its light hues. Do not confuse it with real brass, however, which is made from copper.
In the zodiac, we associate it with Leo the lion, for people born between July 22 and August 22 respectively. Leo is associated with the sun and reminds us to be brave and loyal. Often people with this sign show these character traits, as well as determination.