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How to Cleanse Pyrite: 3 Simple Methods

Buying yourself a beautiful piece of Pyrite or receiving it as a gift is always exciting. With its enticing lustre and very similar appearance to gold, it’s hard not to get excited that you possess a very special crystal.

Before you start meditating with it, put it on a shelf or whatever you have in mind for your new Pyrite; it is good practice to cleanse your beloved new crystal.

There are many ways to cleanse crystals, but you want to be sure you are not going to do anything that will damage your new Pyrite.

This is a short guide on three simple methods used to cleanse Pyrite and get you tapped into its powerful energies.

3 simple methods to cleanse Pyrite

When it comes to cleansing crystals, there are many methods to follow. Doing what resonates with you will give you the best results and strengthen your bond with your crystal. When it comes to cleansing Pyrite, there are three simple methods that you can use

  • Sound
  • Light
  • Visualization

Let’s look at each of these methods, and hopefully, one of them resonates with you.

Method 1: Cleanse your Pyrite with sound

Using a reverberating sound to cleanse your crystals is simple and easy to do. There are no hard and fast rules about what you have to use to make a sound to cleanse your crystal; anything that you find beautiful and makes sound is perfect.

Most commonly used instruments in sound energy cleansing are singing bowls, bells, tuning forks, chimes, or even your own voice praying or repeating a mantra.

The great thing about sound energy cleansing is that you can cleanse your Pyrite right where it is, especially if you have a lot or a heavy piece moving it may be a bit more difficult. You can also cleanse the whole room simultaneously.

You want to set your intentions and allow the sound to wash over your Pyrite while you visualize old energies being shaken loose and leaving your crystal.

Practicing sound energy cleansing doesn’t take long and is relatively straightforward. You only need about 10 mins to cleanse your Pyrite. Of course, if you feel your crystal needs a little longer, don’t be shy to use as much time as required.

Method 2: Cleanse your Pyrite with natural light

When thinking of cleansing your Pyrite using the soft light from the moon might be your first thought, and for a good reason. The moon is perfect for cleansing crystals, and the moon brings a powerful release of energy, especially when it is full. Everything on earth seems to be affected by the full moon, and your Pyrite is no exception. If you don’t want to wait until the full moon, that’s ok; every phase of the moon holds powerful vibrational energy.

When setting your Pyrite outside or on a windowsill, try to place it in an area that will receive the light of the moon for a few hours at some point during the night. Try to bring your Pyrite inside before the morning dew since moisture may damage the Pyrite.

You can also use sunlight to cleanse your crystal. Using the soft morning sun is ideal. Leaving your Pyrite in a sunny spot outside or a sun-soaked windowsill for 4 hours will cleanse your Pyrite of old energies.

Method 3: Cleanse your Pyrite using visualization

This is considered the safest way to cleanse Pyrite, and it involves your thoughts and energy. That may sound intimidating, but you can easily use visualization to clean any of your crystals with some practice. If you already have a regular meditation practice, visualization may come a bit easier.

You want to hold your Pyrite in your hand, make sure you are in a comfortable position. Visualize a white light surrounding the Pyrite and envision the Pyrite shining brighter as the unwanted energies are being flushed away. You can visualize this white light surrounding your Pyrite for as long as needed for you to feel that it is cleansed, but at a minimum of 30 seconds. If you have a lot of Pyrite to cleanse, be sure to give yourself a break, as this can be very draining.

How to charge Pyrite crystals?

Charging your crystals is essential when you are tapping into the crystal’s vibrations.

To recharge your Pyrite, choose one of the following methods and pair it up with your intentions to create a powerful charge.

  1. Bury your Pyrite in the soil, inside in a pot or outside in the ground. Leave it there for a full 12 hours or longer to help restore its energies.
  2. Place your Pyrite in the sunlight for a couple of hours to charge its vibrational energies.
  3. Use sage to engulf your Pyrite and charge its vibrations.

How often do I need to cleanse Pyrite?

It would be best if you cleansed your Pyrite once a month. Keeping a schedule or pairing up cleansing your Pyrite with the full moon can make for a powerful monthly ritual for yourself.


Thank you for reading my article; I hope you found some answers you were looking for. Cleansing your Pyrite doesn’t have to be complicated. Keep it simple and easy so that you can focus your energy on your intentions.