Both pyrite and MARCASITE have the same chemical formula but on an atomic level pyrite crystals form in cubes, while in marcasite, the crystals are formed orthorhombically, meaning that the crystals are more rectangular in nature. Metaphysically, this makes marcasite less “buttoned-up than its pyrite cousin. Pyrite is stone of manifestation to help create and complete projects, but with MARCASITE the process of manifestation then becomes less about getting something done than it is about experimentation.
MARCASITE is an excellent crystal for just exploring what you can possibly manifest in your life instead through grand adventure without the concern of being productive. It is through playing that you will find your true purpose in life.