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The Metal-Planet Affinities
By Nick Kollerstrom

ĎA type of symbolism which can be traced to sources much more ancient than any we have for alchemy is the association of metals with the planetsí - F .Sherwood Taylor, Origins of Greek Alchemy, Ambix I p46.

Do metals have a being or essence that is in tune with the power of a specific planet?
We shall here re-examine this core alchemical concept.

The Sevenfold Pattern

   Silver / the Moon

   Quicksilver / Mercury

   Copper / Venus

   Gold / the Sun

   Iron / Mars

   Tin / Jupiter

   Lead / Saturn

   Plutonium / Pluto

A sister website: examines

whether these traditional associations can work today.

Gold and the Sun
Heart-beat of the Sun:
Purple gold:
Gold and the 7 metals:
Gold chromatograms:
In medicine:

Silver and the Moon
Science experiments:
In medicine:

Copper and Venus
Harmony of Venus:
More on Venus' harmony:
Using copper on the land:
Its many other uses:

Iron and Mars
Mars, the Stormy Sphere:
Harmony of the Mars-orbit:
Iron responds to Mars:

Mercury and Quicksilver
For more about elusive Mercury, see
For subtle Mercury-harmonies, see:
For mythology,

Lead and Saturn
The planet: