The resemblance of pyrite to gold has made it a traditional symbol for money and good luck. It's sunny golden color associates it with the Sun with fortification and strengthening of the mind. The name comes from the Greek word meaning "a stone which strikes fire". Iron Pyrite makes a wonderful energy shield, blocking out negativity from various sources. Pyrite is excelletn for increasing the power of the thrid chakra in both men and women. It imparts an immediate increase in vitality. Pyrite stimulates creativity in art, mathematics, sculpture, architecture, science and other disciplines.