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Properties: Silver-gray metallic, it is an iron ore which is iron oxide (like Hematite) . Marcasite is iron sulfide. One of the most grounding of all stones (Root Chakra.) Condenses scattered feelings, turns fuzziness into mental clarity, helps with concentration, better memory and practicality, as it helps with studying. A beneficial stone for improving bookkeeping, detailed work and sound sleeping. Builds confidence, will power and boldness. Egyptians used it also to calm hysteria and anxiety. Yang in nature, this stone helps us adjust to being physical. It can deflect negativity. It helps one regroup after jet lag, stress, birthing and anesthesia.

Marcasite nodules (see boji stones) are one of the most grounding stones with electromagnetic properties. They are most famous for their true yin and yang energies. The rougher “male” stones have protrusions (usually of pyrite) and “female” stones are smooth and unassuming. These stones have + and – charge.

These “living stones” are used to balance the body’s energy field. Many people have found they reduce pain by holding one stone in each hand. It has been shown over and over that Marcasite nodules tend to be a catalyst for stabilizing the equilibrium process. When these stones are held near an area of imbalance, it would tangibly stimulate the associated meridians, nadis or centers of pranic energy, continuing until a state of equilibrium had been reached through repeated applications. In addition, it has been observed that the Boji stones definitely generate a grounding energy. See Boji Stones.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 . These stones should never be cleansed in water. They can be brushed clean with a soft bristle brush. You can charge these stones in a bowl of hematite and quartz.