Large Copper deposits are formed deep in the Earth’s crust when a massive deposit of molten liquid cools and solidifies into rock. The original molten liquid can contain many types of Natural Elements, including Copper. As the liquid cools, solid crystals begin to grow in the newly-forming rock. As more and more crystals appear, the available fluid grows smaller. The Copper remains within this fluid, becoming steadily more concentrated. Right before the rock completely solidifies, it may move and crack. If this happens, the Copper-rich fluid will pool into the crevices, and eventually solidify into a large piece of metal.
Copper is linked with Venus; both the planet and the goddess of love; it is the universal symbol for female and represented by the symbol ankh in hieroglyphics; the symbol for eternal life. The character of the planet and goddess Venus is passive, receptive, magnetic, feminine, relating, adapting, kindness, gentleness, and enjoyment.
Copper is associated with the Goddesses Aphrodite, Astarte and Ishtar. It is also associated with the country of Cyprus which most claim to be “The Sacred Isle of the Goddess Venus”, and how copper got its name.
In pagan tradition, after the birth of Venus, she washed up on the shore of Cyprus on a clam shell; In Homer’s Odyssey; Venus goes to Cyprus to the city of Paphos for an oil rubdown after being humiliated before the other Olympians. Kupros was another name for Venus, and the island of Cyprus was considered her special place.
North Americans pronounce, “Cyprus” as “Psy-press”; but the Greeks pronounce it as “Ku-pros,” which is some sort of homophone for copper when pronounced. This pronunciation is also English for the chemical compound of copper (Cu.), such as “Cuprous Carbonate,” the green patina that forms on copper and its alloy when exposed to natural weathering and oxidation. A freshly exposed surface of copper has a reddish-orange color.
Copper is one of the most inexpensive and probably the easiest metal to obtain. Found in nuggets, sometimes in rough spiky crystal-clumps or strands; it is ductile with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. Pure copper is soft and malleable.
Copper is known to have a great connecting power. It can easily combine with other metals to form an alloy such as bronze; a combination of tin and copper.
Copper easily transfers warmth and electricity, which makes it a powerful metal that directs energy, both electrical and physical. Esoterics believes it to be great for directing Magickal energy to acts as an aide in the body’s healing process. They also attribute many of the same wonderful healing qualities to crystals and minerals that contain copper traces.
Copper is the super conductor, used in facilitating the transfer of energies and is often used in creating crystal wands and other means of transferring the energy of crystals. It is used in tandem with lucky gemstones and a preferred metal for making witching wands. It is common in rituals involving love, but it is also powerful when it comes to money. It is often considered a good luck metal and for attracting money.
Copper sparks our passion, giving us energy, focus, optimism, and an unwavering drive to create the life we most want to live. It helps us to manifest our dreams, not simply by thinking and wishing, but by actively going out and getting stuff done! It attracts good fortune and unique opportunities. When used in meditation, Copper amplifies our energy, both grounding it deep into the earth and sending it up into the astral realm. It is a fantastic energy conductor, and can be used to strengthen the connection between two individuals or between an individual and other healing stones.
Copper has an optimistic and active energy. It combats anxiety and depression, especially when related to fear about the future. It proclaims that we don’t need to seek out perfection in any form. It encourages us to avoid the emotionally helpless feeling that can come with seeking the “perfect” career path, or finding the “true love” society says we must have, or any other all-encompassing single focus. All of those things will come to us in time. Copper joyfully invites us to live in the moment! Now is the time to become a person we can truly like and admire, and to trust that in doing so, all good things will come our way.
A word of caution: Copper when can cause Copperiedus poisoning. Copper in the body has been linked to liver cirrhosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Elixirs using copper should be created using indirect methods only. A mask should be worn when cutting copper or sharpening copper tools. It is safe to handle, but you should wash your hands afterwards.