Gemstone of the month: Pyrite
Keywords: willpower-self-confidence-provides insight-manifestation
Pyrite is one of my favorite crystals and is most beautiful to me in its raw form. In earlier times the stone was also called 'fools gold'. At first you could certainly confuse the stone with the real gold.
The rough version appears to be made up of hundreds of small blocks and looks somewhat like a building. I use this stone when I am faced with a complex assignment or need clarity and confidence. Sparkling as this crystal is, the connection with your inner fire (3rd chakra) is also quickly made.
This crystal also makes me very happy because when the sun shines on it, the sparkle is so beautiful!
Carrying: I wouldn't carry it in its rough form in your pocket because pieces will break off quickly. I would rather wear a polished piece of Pyrite or a chain of it. I personally have a rough piece on my desk.