Have you ever heard of the seven metals of antiquity or of Alchemy for that matter? Well, you'd be surprised if you answered no. We use these specific metals in most of our everyday moments, some more than others of course. The seven metals of antiquity are those that were known and used by many ancient civilizations. They are gold, silver, copper, iron, tin, lead, and mercury. Each metal was associated with a different planet and had a unique meaning and purpose. Within alchemy they were created and used throughout different stages in order to transform lead into gold...well they tried at least. Gold was associated with the sun and was believed to represent strength, power, and success. Silver was associated with the moon and was believed to represent purity, emotion, and intuition. Copper was associated with Venus and was believed to represent love, beauty, and fertility. Iron with Mars and was believed to represent courage, strength, and war. Tin was connected with Jupiter and was believed to represent good luck, wealth, and success. Lead with Saturn and was believed to represent wisdom, knowledge, and stability. And lastly, mercury was tied with Hermes and was believed to represent communication, travel, and commerce.
These metals were used in a variety of ways, from making coins, house wares, weapons, jewelry to creating works of art and architecture. In the practice of alchemy, they are believed to have special powers and properties. Today, the seven metals of antiquity are still revered by people today, using them in literally everything we use and do. Spiritually, they are often still used in talismans and amulets, as well as in ritualistic and ceremonial practices. For the sake of this article, we'll specifically focus on the ones that can are manufactured in jewelry. For more tips information on all of the Seven Metals of Antiquity, check out our Guild. Using specific metals within our accessorizing can help us enhance our intentions and energies that we put out into the world. Do you want to feel more confident? Select items made with gold. Trying to manifest more financial abundance? Silver can do the trick. Ready to find your true love? Then reach for rose gold, an alloy of gold and copper. Each of these metals has a long and storied past, with a wealth of meaning and symbolism attached to them. Wearing or carrying any of these metals can help you tap into their unique energies and bring them into your life. So let's get into them!
Gold is the metal of the sun, and it represents all that is good, pure, and powerful. It is associated with success, abundance, andwealth. Wearing gold can help you attract these things into your life. Gold is created by combining all four elements, while silver is created by combining air and water. It's also closely tied to our solar plexus chakra, which is connected to our will power and personal power. When this chakra is in balance, we feel confident, secure, and able to manifest our desires. Gold can also help to open and balance this chakra wearing gold can help you feel more confident and in control of your life. Necklaces or pieces closer to your Solar chakra will help enhance these intentions the most.
If you're looking for a gold piece to invoke said intentions, check out this Sun Goddess ring with Turquoise. We all have light inside of us. Let your true Sun Goddess shine through! A truly striking piece of art for your hand - this unique silver or gold tone Sun burst ring set with a vibrant piece of oyster turquoise is sure to turn heads! Bring out your inner goddess and celebrate the Sun with this celestial masterpiece.
Silver is the metal of the moon, and it represents all that is feminine, emotional, and intuitive. It is associated with love, fertility, and creativity. Wearing silver can help you tap into these energies. Silver has a long history within amulets and talismans for protection and divination as well. It's also linked to our sixth chakra, the Third Eye chakra. This chakra is all about intuition and psychic abilities. Wearing silver can help you open up your psychic senses and become more in tune with the world around you. Earrings, glasses, tiaras or head pieces closer to your Third Eye chakra will help enhance these intentions the most. Since it's represented and closely tied to the moon, charging pieces under specific moon phases will help charge and enhance silver jewelry for your specific intentions.
If you're looking for a silver piece to invoke said intentions, check out this Moon Phase Sculpture Ring! A piece of art for your hand that also fits your budget? We've got you covered. A unique, artsy, hammered sculptural ring that features shapes of 3 phases of the Moon and the full Moon in glass. The perfect gift for moon lovers, stargazers and witches alike.
Copper is the metal of Venus, and it represents all that is beautiful, loving, and fertile. It is associated with relationships, diplomacy, and abundance. Wearing copper can help you attract these things into your life. Copper is created by combining fire and water, it helps create and enhance passion to it's wearers. It's also linked to our second chakra, the Sacral chakra. This chakra is all about pleasure, sexuality, and creativity. Wearing copper can help you feel more confident in your sexuality, as well as open up your creativity. Rings, chains or bracelets placed near or on your Sacral chakra will help enhance these intentions the most.
If you're looking for a copper piece to invoke said intentions, check out this Rose Gold Pyrite & Quartz Bracelet! The pyrite stone is known to be a perfect tool to be used when it comes to balancing or activating the first Chakra also known as the Base Chakra.This stone holds both fire and earth energies within it. It can aid in communicating more openly and even more truthfully with someone which in turn can provide more protection both physical and emotional.
Iron is the metal of Mars, and it represents all that is strong, courageous, and passionate. It is associated with energy, assertiveness, and determination. Wearing iron can help you tap into these energies. Iron is a en extremely protective metal spiritually and paranormally. It has a long history in warding off evil spirits and negative energy. It's also linked to our first chakra, the Root chakra. This chakra is all about grounding, security, and survival. Wearing iron can help you feel more grounded and secure in your life. anklets, bracelets, or rings placed near or on your Root chakra.
If you're looking for an iron piece to invoke said intentions, check out this Evil eye bracelet! Throughout history, you will find beliefs from numerous cultures that circle around the evil eye. These beliefs basically claim that someone can put a curse on another simply by staring at them with evil forces. The evil eye is often directed towards an unsuspecting party and in many cases, believed to be the cause of the misfortune, injury, or bad luck experienced by the recipient. Combining it with a metal like iron and silver makes it even more protective! It is believed that if you wear evil eye amulets or evil eye talismans then you are safe from bad energy and the evil eye curse.
Tin is the metal of Jupiter, and it represents all that is lucky, wealthy, and successful. It is associated with expansion, good fortune, and luck. Wearing tin can help you attract these things into your life. Tin is created by combining air and earth, while lead is created by combining water and earth. You know those tin phone cans with string we'd use as kids to talk across rooms... well theres a reason for it. Tin is linked to our fifth chakra, the Throat chakra. This chakra is all about communication and expression. Wearing tin can help you feel more confident in expressing yourself, as well as help you communicate your needs better. Pendants, chokers or earrings placed near or on your Throat chakra will help enhance these intentions the most.
If you're looking for a tin piece to invoke said intentions, check out these Dark Side of the Moon Cuff Links! What to get that slightly geeky fan of French cuff shirts? Look no further! This is for a pair of cufflinks with the near and far sides of the Moon is the perfect piece. Very fun for any stargazer, makes a great gift!
The seven metals of antiquity have a long and varied history especially within alchemy. Spiritual alchemy is the transformation of the soul into divine light. The tradition is said to date back to Hermes Trismegistus, a mythical figure who is said to have originated the discipline. Alchemy is based on the premise that there are four elements: air, fire, water, and earth. Each element is associated with a different quality. Air is associated with the mind and intellect, fire is associated with passion and emotion, water is associated with feeling and intuition, and earth is associated with the physical body. The four elements are combined in different ways to create these metals as well as a spiritual awakening. The seven metals of antiquity are believed to have special powers and properties that can be harnessed for magical and spiritual purposes. In magic and ritual to tap into these energies and to attract the things you desire into your life, you can use them within your craft or on your person. For example, if you want to attract love, you can wear silver. If you want to attract luck, you can wear tin. If you want to attract success, you can wear gold. Experiment with different metals and see which ones resonate with you the most. You can also combine them in different ways to create your own unique blend of energies. For more information on how to use all the seven metals to manifest your intentions, check out our Guild! Remember, the whole point of Self-Care magic is to enjoy the ride while you grow and learn. Why not accessorize your intentions? As always happy self-care witching ! Have fun and be creative!