Sweet pyrite crystal turtles, often called “fool’s gold,” even though there is nothing foolish about this mineral. Within its gleaming nature is a stone of hidden fire, one that can be sparked to life by striking it against metal or stone. An earth element, it also resonates with fire energy, symbolizing the warmth and lasting presence of the sun and the ability to generate wealth by one’s own power. It is masculine in nature, a stone of action, vitality and will, and taps into one’s abilities and potential, stimulating the flow of ideas. It brings confidence and the persistence to carry things through to completion. As a talisman, pyrite is a unique protector, drawing energy from the earth through the physical body and into the aura creating a defensive shield against negative energies, environmental pollutants, emotional attack and physical harm.