Copper


Copper


Chemical Composition:


Cu (Element #29)


Hardness:


2.5 - 3


Description:


Copper is, obviously, a copper colored metal with weathered specimens being a tarnished green.


About:


Copper has been mined for over 10,000 years. The name is derived from the Latin word "cuprum, meaning 'from the island of Cyprus', one of the main mining sites for copper during the days of tne ancient Romans. Copper has an almost infinite recyclable life and has earned the status of being the world's most reusable resource, which is a very good thing as most copper mines are now defunct and sources of native copper (that which occurs naturally without being combined with any other mineral or metal) are all but depleted. The main sources for copper mining today are sites which are rich in copper ore, meaning sites that have large deposits of other minerals that happen to contain a lot of copper. The largest copper ore deposits are found in the U.S., Chile, Zambia, Zaire, Peru, and Canada.



Lore & History:


Copper has been used for jewelry and in medical treatments since man first discovered it. In fact we can't live without it, copper is one of those metallic elements which are essential to human health. And since the body can't manufacture it, it must abosorb the essential element by other means. The old wives tale of wearing coper jewelry to reduce the pain of arthritis has a lot of validity. It's also involved in the formation of collagen and the protective coverings of the nerves.


Healing Properties:


This metal promotes healing of circulatory disorders, it fights bacterial infection and helps relieve arthritis and rheumatism. It has a strong influence on blood flow, giving lots of energy and helping the clean the body of toxins. It helps overcome exhaustion and unspecific malaise by balancing the physical and emotional self


Magickal/Metaphysical Properties:


The use of copper during meditation or simply wearing a piece of copper jewelry can help to stimuulate physical activity and overcome lethargy and passivity. It increases intuition and promotes channeling, auric cleansing, luck, prosperity, purification, self-esteem, and communication. Said to help balance sexual energy and to bring the body back into harmony with its environment.


Deity/Elemental/Planetary Affinity:


Venus/Earth-Fire/Sun


Astrological Correspondence:


Taurus and Sagittarius


Where to Wear for best results:


Next to the skin, especially near painful joints.


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