In numerous metaphysical societies Brass is believed to be the metal that unlocked your innate qualities, inner truth, and is used for clearing away the old debris and moving towards pure integrity.
Copper can reduce fatigue, passiveness, agitation, impulsiveness, and disregard for oneself. Copper also encourages creativity, initiative, positivity, diplomacy, and sovereignty.
Gold is illuminating, revered, promotes endurance, and is precious. It is almost universally associated with the Sun, wealth, honor, majesty, and the ultimate phase in spiritual development.
Iron is characteristically recognized as the Metal of Mars, and is universally understood as the emblem of human strength, persistence, security, resilience, honor, bravery, roughness, tenacity, and confidence.
Mercury has been used for thousands of years in medicine, however few substances on Earth are as unique. It shines like glass, but is classified as a liquid metal. Mercury conducts electricity, wards off evil spirits, and attracts fortune and love.
Lead is a mineral of endurance, creation, and pulling in success for your dreams alongside your effort and perseverance. Lead brings about opportunities, transformation, and shedding old unbeneficial aspects of yourself.
Platinum is a metal of growth, transformation, and rebirth. Platinum can break down your own limiting perspectives and accomplish the highest triumph in any given endeavor.
Silver is a metal of feelings, psychic gifts, introspection, subconscious, and of affection, as well as restorative. It is used to bring perseverance and diligence. Silver is associated with the moon as well.
Steel's energies are extremely projective. If you are seeking to protect yourself from belligerent developments or any kinds of excessive negativity, stainless steel is a great way to deflect them.
Tin is often linked with Jupiter and the Sacral Chakra and can be used to attract what you crave. Tin can also bring about wellbeing, prosperity, and affluence. It personifies intelligence, reasoning, sensuality, cunning, and expertise.
Titanium is a mineral with soothing, relaxing, calming, and comforting, properties. It has been said that there is strength within it to prevail over negativity.
Zinc has the magical properties of improving and sustaining power, cunning, and encouraging the stamina within yourself that is needed to obtain your desires. Zinc can be used for banishment, fertility, and clarity rituals.
Iron jewelry, also called Berlin Ironwork jewelry because it was primarily made in Berlin, was popular in the early 1800s. It came to prominence during the Napoleonic Wars when the Prussian Royal Family asked citizens to donate their gold and silver to fund the war effort. People would turn in their gold jewelry and receive iron jewelry in return which would typically be inscribed with Gold gab ich für Eisen/I Gave Gold for Iron or Für das Wohl des Vaterlands/For the Good of the Fatherland. Since it was black in color from the linseed oil or lacquer coating it could be used for mourning but was more frequently used as a way for people to show their patriotism and resistance to Napoleon. The designs followed other jewelry trends at the time like cameos and naturalistic elements. The style spread to other countries and remained popular until the mid-1800s. Because of the brittle, rust prone nature of iron few examples survive today.
Iron Cameo & Leaf Tiara, circa 1810, Albion Art Institute
Iron Cameo Tiara, Faerber Collection
Iron Cameo Tiara, circa 1820, Rheinische Eisenkunstguss-Museum
Iron Tiara, Nordiska Museet
Gothic Window Iron Tiara, circa 1825, Hunt Museum
Iron Cameo Tiara, circa 1830, Kunstmuseum Den Haag
After days of trekking, we were happy to head back to town.. but a few min into the drive, we crossed this red stream. It was intriguing, so we decided to follow a small path that went upstream.. and found an abandoned stone house. Wonder what the story is here.
The Moon is normally seen in subtle shades of grey or gold. But small, measurable color differences have been greatly exaggerated to make this telescopic, multicoloured, moonscape captured during a full moon. The different colors are recognized to correspond to differences in the surface’s chemical makeup. Blue hues reveal titanium rich areas while orange and purple colors show regions relatively poor in titanium and iron. The familiar Sea of Tranquility, or Mare Tranquillitatis, is the blue area toward the upper right. White lines radiate across the orange-hued southern lunar highlands from the ray-crater Tycho at bottom right. This image is made up of 272 different images!