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Hi Everyone, I just got a pyrite.
I read it's supposed to have a golden luster but it's not as
goldish as it's greenish golden brassy kind of luster. Is that
ok? How can I help it and how can it help me? And one more thing,
I usually cleanse my stone in sea salt water, then charge them
in the sunlight, however I had a strange feeling tonight when
I was getting ready to soak it, like I don't want to soak it.
I felt it really didn't want to. I was burning some incense
(frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh, cinnamon) so I held it in
the smoke and it felt like it was charged and like it didn't
want to leave the smoky space. What do u think, should I no
matter what, cleanse and charge it the normal way? Love, Light
and will Cara
Yes, the coloring can vary slightly but should be a brassy-yellow.
A great stone to possess for shielding one from negative energy.
Simply carrying a piece on one's person begins the process of
protection for the carrier. There are a multitude of methods
for cleansing crystals/stones.
Here are some examples:
Cleanse in sea salt - allowing the water to wash over it and
then let it dry in the sun. Some folks prefer the moonlight
vibrations. Smudging the crystal with sweetgrass, sage, cedar,
incense etc. This method has been used by Native Americans,
First Nations People and Native African tribes and others for
centuries. [my favorite method] You can choose to soak the crystal
in salt water for 7 - 24 hours. Then charge in the sun. Place
the crystal on a larger crystal cluster or on another specific
energizer for about 12 - 24 hours. Surround the crystal with
a visualized white or golden light, intending any present negativity
to be transformed into a positive light energy. [Concentration
on intent must be held] You can even soak the crystal in flowers
- rose petals, orange blossoms, or whatever you like for 24
hours. The essence of the flowers strips away negativity and
cleanses the stone while the purity and energy of the flower
is transmitted to the stone. [I also use this method and I especially
love to use lavender]
Believe it or not,
some people soak the crystal in brown rice for 24 hours. The
rice balances and centers the energy as it removes negativity.
Upon completion of the soak, the rice is purified, energized
and quite wonderful to eat. So as you can see, these are just
a few methods. I would suggest to follow what Spirit is moving
you to do and what feels right to you. There really isn't one
way. On a final note, I have a friend who doesn't believe crystals
need to be cleansed, and she uses crystals in her work. Hope
this helps a little.
thanks lotus that was very
a final note, I have a friend who doesn't believe crystals need
to be cleansed, and she uses crystals in her work.
I generally don't either.
I used to take them to the ocean just for a treat.. not really
to cleanse. Sometimes, they feel 'tired' and need a break from
use but I seldom formally cleanse them, unless it's in the literal
soap and water sense.
Silver Eagle, up till now
I cleansed my crystals the usual way, but my last experience
with the pyrite and points of view like yours got me thinking.
From now on I guess I'll ask the crystals more often how they
feel about the cleansing, however what if the stone has gathered
a lot of bad vibes and needs to be cleansed but feels like it
doesn't want to? would it be too aggressive to cleanse it no
matter what it feels like it wants? Since everybody thinks crystals
and stones have some kind of memory wouldn't cleansing it add
to some kind of negative charge? Just wondering
way is similar to mine. Every once in a while I will wash the
stones and crystals because of the dust gathered. I always smudge
my healing room before I pray or meet with a client and so on,
and when the task at hand is finished, I smudge again. This
I feel, is all my crystals/stones need. But that's just my two
cents worth. Cara, there are a lot of people who feel crystals
do carry energy and need to be cleaned on a regular basis, while
others believe as I do, it is not a necessity. I would suggest
you follow your intuition and allow Spirit to move you in whatever
way feels right to you.
pyrite is used as well to charge magical tools. If the tool,
let's say a knife for example, is stroked in an away from you
fashion it charges the tool with projective energy. If the stroke
is toward you it charges the tool with passivity to receive.
It works in a magnetizing manner to either receive or project
just as a magnet does. *From my notes: It is a digestive aid
for the abdomen and upper intestines. Aids in the production
of enzymes. Pyrite is claimed to increase the oxygen supply
in the blood, to strengthen the circulatory system in general,
and to be useful in clearing congested air passages.
Cunningham: Folk names: fool's gold, pyrites, iron pyrite Energy
projective; planet is Mars, element is Fire, powers are money,
divination, and luck.
Pyrite was used by ancient Mexicans in fashioning polished mirrors,
which may have been used to divine the future. Pieces of this
strange mineral were also placed in American Indian shamans'
medicine bundles, perhaps to lend extra energy. In ancient China
this stone was used to guard against crocodile attacks, a problem
which, fortunately, most of us seem to avoid without the stone.
Uses: Popularly known as fool's gold, pyrite is often found
associated with real gold. So who, exactly, is the fool? Because
of the yellowish shimmer and shining nature of this 'stone,'
it is used to draw wealth and money. Set five pieces of pyrite
on your altar. Surround them with five green candles. Light
the candles and visualize money coming your way, fulfilling
your monetary needs. Pyrite is also carried to bring money and
luck. A flat, shimmering surface of pyrite can be used as a
magic mirror to awaken psychic impulses. Carried, it is a luck-bringer.
I received this following
contribution from at crossroad via inbox, with the request it
be posted in this thread. Thank you for sharing your lovely
experience with us!
If I may contribute, one
day I was shopping, I randomly run into a Peruvian store, I
went in and found pieces of this stone, grinded in tiny glass
containers, on each, there is a label that says it is a money
bringer, at the time I was looking for a job, I got one, and
within 3 days I got hired by this company, I hardly tried to
begin with and a job landed on my lap. About a month or so later,
I had my back pack stolen, that container was in it, I was sad
it was there, but it was not a big deal since I was going to
go back and get another. Well, in the meantime(about 2 days
or 3 before I went back to another store) I stared having all
sorts of psychic visions of very scary areas I have never been,
and also emotionally I was very rattled and absolutely restless,
I didn't link that to the loss of the pyrite container nor have
I made the connection, but nevertheless I was. Because of my
busy work schedule I didn't have time to go back, one time as
I was thinking about that stone, I decided to pull a twin reference
cards that I have gotten a while back from a metaphysical store.
Those cards give the basics about many crystals main "properties",
when I got to the pyrite, the reason finally downed on me for
what I was dealing with emotionally when I read that that stone
is an excellent grounder and also, I think it also said something
within the psychic area. Needless to say I went back to another
store and got several pyrites. Ever since I have been feeling
the most beautiful peace and state of relaxation I have ever
known, it's amazing. Yes, in regard to my job, I quite that
one but, right before I've done that, I've applied for another
that hired me on the spot. So, to confirm, since I've had that
rock, my financial situation has been doing nothing but improving.
I am planning on going back to that same store and buy more
to ground my whole apt, because I've internally/emotionally
more than felt a huge difference as far as my stability went.
I absolutely believe it works.
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