“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.”
William H Gass.
In ancient times, certain metals were thought to have properties that influenced the energy around them. These metals could be purified using the alchemical process. Amulets, bracelets, rings, weapons, armour etc, were made with intention. The many techniques embodied Magic into these. This was done using occult symbolism.
GOLD: The Sun. Influences the heart, sense of self, willpower, organising ability, energy levels, integration, vitality, and success.
SILVER: The Moon. Influences water, growth, fertility, emotions, instinct, subconscious, psychic ability, cycles, genetics, and culture.
COPPER: Venus. Influences herbalism, magic, arts, music, poetry, theatre, harmony, integration, odours, and love.
IRON: Mars. Influences intent, violent energy, increases psychic ability, and increases physical power.
TIN: Jupiter. Influences good health, wealth, philosophy, and enjoyment of life.
MERCURY: Mercury. Influences communication, the mystical, dexterity, mental skills, and energy.
LEAD: Saturn. Influences old age, chronic disease, karma, and learning.