Copper Meanings

Keywords: Channeling and grounding higher vibrations, conducting and enhancing stone energies

Chakras: All

Element: Earth

Zodiac Signs: Taurus, Sagittarius

Number: 1

Wedding Anniversary: 19th

Copper Healing Properties:

Copper carries the receptive energies of the wise Grandmother Earth, teaching us to walk in balance with nature. As a conductor of energy, when used with earthly crystals it intensifies, enhances and channels their properties. Copper is thought to assist the body with repairing tissues, oxygenating the blood, easing arthritis, strengthening the female reproductive system and increasing vitality.

Copper History and Uses:

In Greece, copper was known by the name chalkos and in Roman times, it was known as Cyprium, named after Cyprus, where much of the copper was mined. It was then simplified to the Latin cuprum and in English copper.  In ancient times it was polished to make mirrors and was associated with the goddess of Love, Aphrodite and the planet Venus.  Copper lumps were used as money by the Romans in the 6th through to 3rd centuries BC. Native copper has been used since 9000 BC in the Middle East, a copper pendant was found in northern Iraq that dates to 8700 BC. Copper smelting was most likely invented independently in several different places at different times throughout history. In ancient India it was used as surgical instruments and Egyptians used it to purify water and sterilize wounds. It was used in China, the UK and North America, and in South America it was used to make burial ornaments. Copper compounds are commonly found as copper salts, which give blue or green colors to minerals such as Azurite and Turquoise and have been widely used historically as pigments. In modern times because of it’s conductivity – both electrical and thermal, it is used in cables, wires and pipes.  Its metaphysical uses are in conjunction with healing crystals, to make wands and other powerful healing tools because of it’s capacity to amplify and direct energy. Traditionally it has been used to treat arthritis and bursitis.

Affirmation: I call upon the forces of the higher worlds to manifest on earth through me.