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Sacred Metals

The ancient civilizations were convinced that there were just seven planets :







and Saturn.

It was also strongly believed that the astrological positioning of these planets at the moment of birth affected an individual’s destiny.

The seven planets were believed to influence their designated day of the week:

  • First day was influenced by Sun or Surya
  • Second day by Moon or Chandrama
  • Third day by Mars or Mangal
  • Fourth day by Mercury or Buddh
  • Fifth day by Jupiter or Brahaspati
  • Sixth day by Venus or Shukra
  • Seventh day by Saturn or Shani

In the Middle Ages, seven metals had been identified by the alchemist.

The metals were then matched with planets :

  • Gold (Sun) : Gold expresses the splendour and radiance of Sun. It is the only metal that never tarnishes and resists the fiercest of fires. Gold is associated with riches, rule and truth. Sun is the centre of our solar system and gold is the core of every aspect of life be it economy, rule or comfort. Gold is used for wisdom, for fighting depression depression, comforting and strengthening the heart, wealth and healing. Gold or golden colour is used in rituals involving Sun God. Like sunlight, gold is also diffused through Earth’s crust. The Sun’s position in the horoscope is said to express one’s true destiny. Thus, the uniqueness of gold and Sun make them a matching pair
  • Silver (Moon) : Silver is ruled by the Moon also called Luna by alchemists. Silver is used for protection against magic. The symbolic meaning of the Moon is reaction and reflection. The Moon acts as a mirror reflecting the light from the Sun and a mirror is just glass with a thin layer of Silver. The Moon is associated with femininity, motherliness, cycles and changeable emotions and silver is used in rituals involving them. Silver neutralizes negativity and helps in dreams and intuition, psychic abilities.
  • Copper (Venus) : Copper is ruled by planet Venus and is mainly used for money and fertility. Venus has the lowest rotation rate and its character is passive, receptive, ready to adapt and kind. Copper has a great affinity to Venus because they share the same characteristics. Copper easily combines with other metals and it easily transfers warmth and electricity. Copper is used in rituals and spells used for promoting love, positive relationships, negotiations and peace.
  • Iron (Mars) : Iron is ruled by the planet Mars and is used to ward off evil and for retaining power. Mars is red in colour due to presence of iron oxide on that planet. Iron has been used since its discovery for making tools and weapons to help in his work and in his defence. Iron corresponds to mars because of the similar characteristics of building and conquering new worlds. Iron is used in rituals to promote energy, strength, determination, will power, aggression, power and courage. It is also used for fertility rituals.
  • Tin (Jupiter) : Tin is ruled by the planet Jupiter and is used for meditation and relaxation, honor, wealth and wisdom. Jupiter is the largest planet of the solar system and it symbolises abundance, prosperity, growth and success. Tin is used in rituals promoting abundance, prosperity, success in business and in legal matters, stimulation, healing, regeneration and rejuvenation.
  • Lead (Saturn) : Lead is ruled by the planet Saturn and is used for business and houses. The beautiful rings of Saturn reflect the organized and strict character of the planet. The heaviness of Lead is associated with the serious nature of Saturn. Lead is used in rituals dealing with deep meditation, breaking bad habits and addictions, stability, perseverance, decisiveness, concentration and material constructions (buildings, etc.). Lead is a poisonous metal and in Hindu mythology Saturn (Shani) is also someone who is not liked because of the ill effects caused by his presence.
  • Quicksilver/Parad (Mercury) : Quicksilver or Parad is ruled by the planet Mercury and is known for its changing properties. Mercury symbolizes contact, communication, transportation, swiftness, playfulness and flexibility. Quicksilver is also a liquid metal that corresponds to the ever changing nature of Mercury. Rituals involving quicksilver are performed for business, communication, creativity, information, intellect, memory, perception and wisdom.

Metal Properties

The first seven planets recognized by our ancestors as the planets visible to the naked eye, have had a lasting influence on mankind.

Each of these planets had a mystical metal linked to it.

These seven metals,

gold (sun),

silver (moon),

copper (venus),

iron (mars),

mercury (mercury),

lead (saturn) and tin (jupiter),

are the seven metals which modern civilization was founded.

Of these seven metals, five can be found in their native states (gold, silver, copper, iron, and mercury).

The other two, tin and lead, must be smelted from ore.

Within the Dharmic religions, sacred artifacts such as temple statue and singing bowels are made up of a mixture of all seven metals.

A metal is a material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard when in solid state, opaque, shiny, and has good electrical and thermal conductivity.

Metals are generally malleable and they can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking, as well as fusible (able to be fused or melted).

About 91 of the 118 elements in the periodic table are metals.

A precious metal is a rare, naturally occurring metallic chemical element of high economic value.

Chemically, the precious metals tend to be less reactive than most elements.

They are usually ductile and have a high luster.

Historically, precious metals were important as currency but are now regarded mainly as investment and industrial commodities.


Gold is ruled by the Sun a masculine planet, and therefore imparts a more assertive energy to crystals & minerals that are mounted in it. 

An excellent all-purpose, high level gem amplifier and electrical conductor, especially on Solar Plexus Chakra and Heart Chakra. 

Attracts prosperity, stores, amplifies thoughts/emotions/energy. 

Helps one renew oneself.

Works on the physical, mental, and spiritual planes.


Throughout history, silver has been a common metal used to protect against evil.

Ruled by the Moon and called Luna by alchemists, the symbolic meaning of the silver is receptivity, reaction and reflection.

In European folklore, silver is believed to have purifying effects, while the metal is said to warding off or harm vampires and werewolves and making magic mirrors, to turning water to a healing potion.


This mineral is an excellent energy conductor! Sends and amplifies thoughts, healing energy, and gem electrical energy into wearer’s energy field.

Because of this, it encourages the physical/emotional bodies to find alignment.

The result is clearer thinking, less aggressive behavior, a more calming persona and a boost to self-esteem.

This is a warming stone.

Copper helps to release the “excess charge” of resentment and anger.


Iron was considered The Warrior’s Metal. Ruled by Mars it corresponds to emerald, and its astrological houses are Aries and Scorpio.

Used as a protector to ward against ghosts and spirits, iron represents strength, competition, protection and command.

Iron encourages determination, will-power, assertiveness and aggression, It is used in fertility rites, new beginnings and undertakings, speed, power and courage.


Tin is not found in its native state and must be smelted from ore.

This silvery, malleable poor metal is not easily oxidized in air and is used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion.

The first alloy, used in large scale since 3000 BC, was bronze, an alloy of tin and copper.

In modern times tin is used in many alloys.

Tin resists corrosion from water but can be attacked by acids and alkalis.


Like the element mercury, another heavy metal, lead is a neurotoxin that accumulates both in soft tissues and the bones.

Lead poisoning has been documented from ancient Rome, ancient Greece, and ancient China.

Lead is a bright and silvery metal with a very slight shade of blue in a dry atmosphere.

Upon contact with air, it begins to tarnish by forming a complex mixture of compounds depending on the conditions.


Mercury is commonly known as quicksilver and was formerly named hydrargyrum (from the Greek hydr-” water and “argyros” meaning silver).

A heavy, silvery element, mercury is the only metal that is liquid at standard conditions for temperature and pressure.

Mercury occurs in deposits throughout the world mostly as cinnabar.

The red pigment vermilion is mostly obtained by reaction of mercury.