The Properties of Metals
Gold itself vibrates to the Sun. It has therefore been linked over the millennia with everything to do with health, wealth, and growth. On another level, it is about slow flow towards accomplishment. When working with gold, bear in mind that most things sold as gold these days are alloys. 24k gold is pure gold only. Silver vibrates to the Moon. Silver absorbs many things but it doesn't store them which makes it into a very good metal for magical charms that need to flow and work on a continuous basis and without needing to be cleaned in between. Silver is also magically neutral. Iron vibrates to Mars. It promotes emotions such as lust, confidence, courage, strength, stamina, and resilience. It is considered to be the most ‘human’ metal and so, is distrusted by the ethereal entities and spirits.
Tin vibrates to Jupiter. It embodies wisdom, logic, education, maturity, and knowledge and is believed to be the metal of the sages and scholars. It is associated with mediation, balance and a philosophical view of life. This metal is also connected to prosperity and wealth. The popularity of tin is dated to the Bronze Age with civilizations around the world making extensive use of it. Copper is ruled by Venus and is primarily a conductor; it is also a bridge in many ways. It's a good metal to use for a magic wand because of this. Copper can be used to draw away negative energy, and is also associated with matters of love & lust and symbolizes characteristics like charisma, feminine beauty, artistic creativity, affection, caring, and balance. It is also considered a healing metal that teaches about living a fulfilling life.
Aluminium reflects incoming energies and is often worn in jewelry for protection.
Platinum has been called the "solid wisdom metal". It has a time attribute similar to lead which gives it extra dimensionality and a viewpoint of the wisdom of hindsight (or foresight). Platinum is an excellent metal for soul meditations and to help find and keep on a true road in this lifetime.
Ruthenium is an interesting metal which in and of itself isn't that strong, but lends strength when added to gold or platinum. For energy magic, Ruthenium can be a good choice when we need a catalyst to lift existing strengths and qualities to the next level.
Rhodium is the metal of achievement beyond earthly wealth, power and respect. Meditations and potions invoking rhodium have the power to move the world in a very different way.
Palladium is the metal of guardianship on the highest levels. Not a protector or a teacher, but a stable champion and a friend to keep grounded even when travelling very far from home.
Osmium is the metal of endurance beyond reason and strength beyond expectation. Adding the essence of osmium to a potion will evoke the vast reserves of strength which lie within each of us, but which we rarely reach or tap.
Iridium is the crucible metal and it is all about staying true to oneself in changing circumstances or even in hell itself. Iridium is helpful when absolute resolve is required; and through this resolve remaining steady, the environment becomes changed instead. A great seed component of energy magic potions that require a miracle to bring about the desired outcome.
Plutonium is alive, active and extremely complex. If the energy magician can get away from previous entrainments about this metal, the ability of plutonium to interact with the environment and cause it to change is an extremely powerful change catalyst and change bringer indeed.
Uranium is the shape shifter metal. With its many aspects, it can become whatever the observer is most interested in and it has aspects of all major metals combined within it. It can be used to awaken sleeping aspects of the self, and to discover more of the whole story in any context.
Zirconium is the first of the transition metals, their very existence being a practical reminder that metals are crystaline in essence - and nothing more so than zirconium, which is manufactured to produce the beautiful artificial cubic zirconia diamonds. Light and strong, lustrous and exceptionally resistant to corrosion, zirconium dances between the planes and keeps its identity regardless of the states it inhabits. Magically, this makes it into a good companion for far journeys, and transmutation.
Titanium is a light, strong metal with low density which seems at home most in an oxygen free environment - space metal, in other words. Use for meditations, explorations and invocations of stellar entities, and interstellar communication.
Chromium is primarily a catalyst that helps lift us up and out of ordinary places and into the extraordinary. Both radiant and reflective, it can be used as a portal for extradimensional travel.
Tungsten is a strong and powerful protector, highly resistant to heat and other forms of radiation. It has a core quality of strength in structure in difficult environments, including extraterrestrial environments.
Manganese has interesting effects on its environment and belongs to the group of metals used in shape shifting. Because of its ability to both deflect and refract light and energy, it is a flexible shield maker and strengthener, an ally to the traveller.
Cobalt takes the refraction properties of manganese one step further and produces very specific, deeply hypnotic emanations that can both cloak and transform the traveller. Radiant, powerful and extremely psychically active.
Cadmium is on the other side to cobalt in relation to manganese and has a strong resonance to the physical, from where it refracts outward as it transmutes itself and stretches into other dimensions. It is good for a base, and a launch pad to far journeys, providing a grounding or beacon back home, as well as an ongoing "ladder" of unfoldment points to go further and further from home. Good for beginners.
Mercury is in essence a flow of crystals, a crystal river. Extremely active and impactful at the multi-level, mercury has many applications from change, via transdimensional transportation of consciousness to being a perfect choice for a magic mirror.
Gallium challenges our idea of the established and asks us to let go of preconceptions, stretching our receptive abilities to discover the truth about reality, which is always multi-dimensional. Working with gallium increases intelligence, systemic thinking and reduces fear of the unknown.
Indium has properties which are of little use in the environments we are familiar with - but on far journeys, its existence becomes more strongly revealed, as do its purposes. Use Indium for meditations of the true unknown, the unfamiliar, and to expand consciousness. Indium can be used as a guide towards the Akashic records, and Indra's web.
Thallium is another of the metalloids that seems to be not at home on planet Earth at all. In its physical form, it is extremely toxic; in its metaphysical forms it is an event like the Northern Lights that can stimulate a renewed or deepened sense of awe about the nature of the Universe. Shows us the limitations of considering everything from a physical point of view.
Bismuth is best known for making pretty, multicoloured "hopper crystals" and is a wonderful, safe and generally non-toxic introduction to the nature of metals and crystals, which in the end, obey the same universal laws and are more than just relatives in existence. Like the other metalloids, there is a whole lot more to it than meets the eyes, and bismuth particularly combines a great many "wonderful" properties of the other metals, crystals and metalloids, such as multi-faceted refraction, flow, regularity of structure and metaphysical expansion. An excellent metal/crystal for beginners and children.
Germanium has the same physical structure as diamond, but presents as a metal-like appearance. Germanium is an excellent metalloid for stimulating finding the truth beyond the form and is therefore a particularly useful addition to truth potions, and to cut through mental confusions and prejudices.
Antimony is the example of the multi-level events that are the metalloids which has been used by humans for magic, metaphysical, practical and healing purposes for the longest time. It is relatively straightforward and like all the metalloids, stimulates thought, expansion, and banishes "construct thinking". Because Antimony has been associated with healing for so long, it has a powerfield making it useful now for healing quests and to find healing answers beyond the ordinary.
I, of course, saved my favorite metal for last: Brass. IN SPIRITUAL AND METAPHYSICAL TRADITIONS BRASS IS THE METAL THAT BRINGS OUT NATURAL GOOD AND INNER TRUTH. EVEN THE PHRASE 'GETTING DOWN TO BRASS TACKS' TELLS OF CLEARING AWAY THE OLD DEBRIS AND GETTING DOWN TO THE PURE AND NATURAL TRUTH. COMPOSED OF COPPER AND ZINC, BRASS HAS METAPHYSICAL HEALING PROPERTIES TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND TO GIVE COURAGE. REPEATED WEARING OF BRASS JEWELRY PIECES WILL CAUSE THEM TO TAKE ON YOUR OWN BODY CHEMISTRY REVEALING YOUR PERSONAL ENERGY SIGNATURE.