Pyrite possesses a defending quality and is an excellent preventative which will shield one from many forms of negative energy. Simply having a piece of pyrite on ones person brings in the protective, shielding aspect of this stone which work on the physical, etheric, and emotional levels. It can help to keep out the negative vibrations of pollutants at the physical level, due to an energy field which it creates within the aura. It is a unique protector and is an excellent stone to keep in ones possession when performing dangerous work; it helps to keep away all forms of negative vibrations and can work to allay physical danger.
It also assists one in seeing behind facades, promoting understanding of that which lies beneath words and actions. It can be used to stimulate the powers of the intellect, enhancing memory and providing for recall of relevant information, when required.