Marcasite - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History and Myths

Marcasite Last updated : March 29, 2020 8:44 PM

Choosing to consciously make new experiences rugged looking Marcasite has a multiple personalities. This dark, grey-pyrite helps the wearer to walk through new doorways to philosophical and reflective change. It is also believed to infuse courage in the wearing individual and is referred to as "fool's gold". Known to be a desirable gemstone among people, it is as well acknowledged as pyrite because of its same chemical formula though has different crystal system and inherent qualities.

Marcasite got its name from the Arabic word for Pyrite and has gold like sparkles across. Its beads seem to be little sombre, but its healing properties, call attention to themselves. Made up of iron sulphide, it is an interesting mineral that has been confused with other types of minerals for generations. Known to be a brittle stone it can crumble easily and is lighter than pyrite. Usually yellow in color, this striking stone has a brassy look added to it. With a twinned crystal habit, this unique distinctive gemstone occurs when the surface to form the head of a hen. Mythologically associated with pyrite like properties, it is well known among Chinese, Greeks and  Mayans for thousands of years. Having a calming effect, Marcasite attracts wealth and inspire creativity. It frees the wearing individual from the feelings of hopelessness, over-sensitiveness and help to re-calibrate, re-assess, re-design, release, and reincarnation. Being gentle with the wearer's body, it holds on the wearer grounded as well as balanced.

In order to add certain integrative healing in life, this stone is generally recommended to wear as it is proved to be a stone of hidden fire. Within its gleaming beauty, the wearing individual can be sparked to life. An earth element stone it resonates with fire energy and symbolize the warmth and the existence of the sun. Known for its masculine nature, it is believed to be a stone of action, will and vitality. On the other hand by tapping into one’s potential and abilities, it stimulates the flow of thoughts.

As a talisman, Marcasite  brings confidence and draws energy from the Earth through the physical body and into the aura. Being the unique protector, it supports the wearing individual with a feeling of daring and assertive action. It also shields against negative energies and emotional attacks. By enhancing the abilities to see behind the smokescreens, it tends to stimulate the second sacral chakra.

Strong gold-like metallic luster, it is a healing stone of magic and expands spirit awareness and clairvoyance. It offers a detached standpoint when looking in for insights, helps the individual to make necessary adjustments, increases willpower, encourages shining and by bringing clarity into one’s mind it also fosters the sense of true abundance.

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Where is Marcasite found?

Mind-calming crystals of Marcasite is found in Mexico, Switzerland, Missouri, Guanajuato and Kansas. With emotional stabilizing powers, it condenses scatteredness into mental clarity.

Healing Properties

In magic, this glorious stone is a symbol of equity, courage, judiciousness and eloquence. As well as allows the wearing individual to enter into the conscious mind. By strengthening the personal power, it is an amulet of happy family life and built harmonizes soul. Marcasite is believed to guard the wearer against ongoing control. Also traditionally said, it lends the power to resist and balance the changing power without letting the wearer angry or upset.

A piece of this stone is known to energise the surrounding aura and imparts a direct shoot up in vitality. It inspires creativity in art, architecture and helps to overcome intellectual fatigue due to the drowsiness of the nervous system. By stimulating blood flow to the brain, it is an ideal stone for students as it enhances mental clarity and stirs the qualities of ambition, dedication and diligence. It encourages leadership qualities too in the individual. By hiking up the assertive male energies, it increases the women’s self-worth and helps to overpower from the feelings of inferiority and enslavement.

  • Physical Healer

Marcasite traditionally believed to bear out the idyllic of perfect well-being. Known to draw universal energies it helps to spark off the wholesome energies of the physical structure. It is comfortably known to fetch out the cause of the examination and is helpful in turning over to the root of karmic and psychosomatic problems or can say traumas. This mineral shields the body from the contagious diseases like colds, influenza, viruses, skin diseases and fungal infections.

It processes the highly infectious diseases and also applied to reduce the fever, as well as lighting. It is an excellent stone for medical workers (healthcare providers). Believed to increase oxygen supply to the blood, it too strengthens the respiratory system as it is of assistance to the lungs, facilitating to lessen asthma and bronchitis. Useful in treating blood disorders it strengthens the circulatory system. Thought to prevent and DNA damage, it aids in cell formation and treats the bone along with the bone structure. It perks up the endocrine function and looks up to deal with male impotence and sterility.

  • Emotional Healer

Accompanied by the divine light it is beautiful and powerful stone to heal emotional wounds. Possessing the influential energy, it resonates within the spiritual chakras and is known to align them. Seemed to be a prevailing stone, it is used for psychic protection. By plugging into the coloured beams of the chakras, it heals the wearers' mind and let him feel a sensation of deep repose. Being a crystal of positive energy, it is highly soothing for downhearted people. Extremely helpful to deal with misfortune and desolations, it mitigates anxiety and frustration. Marcasite allows one to see beyond charade and divulge the causes of these emotions and upholds a search for answers. By offering the insight, it delivers the energy to empower the spirit. Also getting the wearer out of his case, it facilitates to get him more active and positive.

  • Spiritual Healer

An excellent stone of manifestation, Marcasite allows the wearer to draw high-frequency energy into the physical body and make the most of it by taking action in creating abundance for an individual's life. This majestic stone frequency kindles the creative flow of initiatives and notions. It helps one to embrace his innate potential and by balancing polarities it is believed to create harmony within the aura. It strongly anchors the auric field within the body as it stimulates the Third Chakra, Chakra in hand and the Base chakra. It too aligns the optimal functioning of the spiritual self in the physical world. Known to reflect the energy of gold, along with success it brings happiness, enthusiasm and the power of kings. With the energy vibrations and radiance of the sun, it manifests openness, creativity and confidence as the wearer moves through the world. The gold color is firmly known to touch the deep part of our minds, it conjures up the images of adventure and contentment. By pronouncing the sense of devotion, it provides the individual with mature enthusiasm, commitment and ability to share a lifelong assurance of care and love. A refreshing burst of energy, it is ideal for meditation. It gently washes away the blockages and brings bright flowing energy in life.

  • Heals and Balances Chakra

By fueling the chakra of relationships, it stimulates the energy distribution centre and the Solar Plexus Chakra. Commonly known as Third Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra is located between the ribcage and naval. It is presumed to control the immune and digestive systems. Wearing this stone make the wearing individual physically fit and strengthen the body to fight infections. It helps to ingest the nutrients one take from the diet and free him from the allergic reactions. After balancing this power centre, it balances the individual's core self and his spirituality.

It frees the wearer from disappointments and displeasures. It helps to sense the personal power of the wearing individual and allow to transform inertia into action by interpreting the world through own thoughts and emotions. Apart from allowing and assisting one to move forward in life it also helps one to meet the challenges of his life with bravery.

By balancing the Sacral Chakra, it controls the flow of energy. Commonly known as the second chakra, it is the centre of gravity of the body and is located below the naval and above the pubic bone. Positioned at the front of the pelvis it is the centre of the Life Force of the body. With its orange color energy, it controls the flow of information from the body to the mind and vice verse. The energy of this chakra enhances gut feelings furthermore allow to let move out and feel the change. It transforms the occurring non-linear communication within the body and consent to experience the moment as it is. The person in his own fullness becomes capable to balance himself in the situations of life. This chakra helps to feel pleasure (go with the flow) moreover feel intimacy, connection and sensuality (seductiveness).


Marcasite Facts

Some facts about Marcasite

  • Marcasite is not a for any particular sign of the zodiac, still associated with the sign of Leo for the understanding that it reflects the golden hues of the sunlight.
  • Marcasite pulsates to the same wavelength as the planet Mars and is correlated to the Solar Plexus Chakra and Sacral Chakra along with the numeral 3.
  • Archeologists found the evidence, to possess the magical powers in Indian medicine bundles and burial mounds. Also in Greek and Roman excavation sites.
  • For its reflective surface, Marcasite larger crystals were believed to have been used as mirrors.
  • Ancient Mexicans use the surface of this stone as a scrying mirrors. Its resemblance to gold compels the Chinese to believe that this magnificent stone could scare away crocodiles.
  • Because of its similitude to gold, Marcasite is also known as  "Healer's Gold".
  • Marcasite is formed due to crystallising of the unstable iron sulphide in the rhombic system and is also titled as Thai marcasite as well as sometimes to as Swiss marcasite.
  • It was up-to-the-minute, Trendy and well-liked in Victorian times.

Metaphysical Properties

Marcasite knows how to protect, energize and enhance, protect the mental qualities of the wearer.  It is supposed to block negative energy and boost intelligence and creativity. By and large help one think more clearly and creatively. It is also considered to bestow good luck and wealth. Crystal healers believe that this charming stone strengthens the lungs and amplifies the quantity of oxygen to overcome from fatigue. Supposed to reduce excitement, it has a positive effect on the circulatory and digestive systems. However, known to be an "all occasion" mineral it aid the immune system and ward off transmittable diseases. The gold-like glow of this stone thought to possess magical properties.

Marcasite at a Glance

Cleavage Good, in one direction
Other Names Swiss marcasite, Thai marcasite, Pyrite
Crystal Habit Orthorhombic
Streak Greenish Black
Refractive Index 1.81
Diaphaneity Transparent - Semitransparent
Moh's scale (hardness) 6 - 6.5
Sources Missouri, Kansas, Guanajuato, and Mexico
Chemical formula FeS2, Iron Sulphide
Lustre Metallic
Color Metallic Yellow/Brassy
Chakra Healing Sacral chakra, Solar plexus chakra
Birthstone August
Zodiac Leo

Marcasite Color

With iridescent colors, its streaks varies from dark brown to black with slight green touch  and with the fresh surface it is pale brass yellow in color. When exposed out it is said to darken in color and become glistening tarnish as well as shows Tin-white on the surface.

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i am March astrologer has recommended me to tune up Marcasite gemstone..but i am confused..should i wear it? please suggest..
Reply on 4/4/15
hey Alice...don't get may sort out this from Jewelexi's experts, for this you may post a free question on their Q/A section named, "Ask Mittens". Their numerology and other experts will revert you with a suitable reply.
Reply on 23/5/15
Thanks Fidel for suggesting me such a nice way. I will try Ask Mittens page of Jewelexi for asking queries of Malachite gemstone.
Reply on 16/6/15
George Strong
Marcasite gemstone is not only beautiful but also exhibits its various healing properties that are beneficial for its wearer. Jewelexi is really doing a great job exploring amazing information about the rare gems. Keep it up!!
Reply on 27/6/15
I would like to share some good fact about Marcasite helps in helps self management as well as helping such beings to channel their high inner energies positively and with fulfillment.
Reply on 1/7/15
I would like to share one useful thing about Malachite stone that it absorbs negative energies and pollutants, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body.
Reply on 1/7/15
christana willams
it is a very good stone for the emotional & spiritual healer. Very much satisfied after wearing this.
Reply on 21/5/19
It just looks like a gold very beautiful and attractive gemstone!
Reply on 28/6/19
The healing properties of this stone are so much beneficial.
Reply on 19/8/19
Jewelry of this stone is so pretty.
Reply on 29/9/19
Mathew Hayden
Marcasite is a lovely stone that comes in different shades and I love to wear this stone.
Reply on 8/12/19

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