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Copper

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

History, Legend and Lore of Copper use by humans is a long and varied, dating back nearly 10,000 years with multiple applications. Copper is, in fact, humanity’s first metal and shows up in Sumerian and Egyptian metallurgy circa 3900 BC.

Copper has been used for jewelry and in medical treatments since man first discovered it. In fact we can't live without it, copper is one of those metallic elements which are essential to human health.

And since the body can't manufacture copper, it must abosorb the essential element by other means. The old wives tale of wearing coper jewelry to reduce the pain of arthritis has a lot of validity.

It's also involved in the formation of collagen and the protective coverings of the nerves.

Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu. it is a plentiful metal ore that ranges in color from a soft red-brown to a deep brick red. Copper occupies the same family of the periodic table as silver and gold, since they each have one s-orbital electron on top of a filled electron shell which forms metallic bonds.

The similarity in electron structure makes copper, silver, and gold similar in many ways: All three have high thermal and electrical conductivities, and all three are malleable. Among pure metals at room temperature, copper has the second highest electrical and thermal conductivity, after silver.

Astrological : Taurus and Sagittarius

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Copper is an excellent energy conductor! Sends and amplifies thoughts, healing energy, and gem electrical energy into wearer's energy field. Because of this, it encourages the physical/emotional bodies to find alignment.

The result is clearer thinking, less aggressive behavior, a more calming persona and a boost to self-esteem. This is a warming stone. Copper helps to release the "excess charge" of resentment and anger. It's mineral make up encourages the balance between warm sun energy and cool lunar energy.

An excellent assistant for increasing your ability to express and accept your true feelings. Copper will balance your personal energy reserve and confidence.

Copper is often known as the "love metal" as it helps us open up to love energies and physically helps with sexual imbalances. The healing properties of this stone are particularly enhanced when used in conjunction with other stones such as hematite and tourmaline.

It is also believed that copper has the power to amplify thoughts when sending and receiving psychic communications.

New Age followers carry copper with their stones and crystals to 'straighten' the properties of them, as well they are used when crating crystal wands to be certain of their clear and straight powers.

Copper has also been found to be beneficial for a disorder called "streetlight phenomenon", when passing under a streetlight the negative energy charge in the body can turn off or shut down the light. Those with this energy charge are called "sliders" and the energy can be referred to as the "slider phenomena". It is common among those with a strong aura. Often people think it is their aura that causes this but it is the negative energy you carry, that reflects this. Your auric light is an expression of your mental, physical and emotional expression. Since energy is so sensitive, it is expressed outwardly sometimes before any symptoms are observed. Copper (along with hematite or magnetic hematite) help this situation.

Copper is also quite instrumental in the physical and mental healing rites of many peoples of this world.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Copper is the third most abundant trace mineral found in the human body.

Copper is transported through our body by protein in our bloodstream.

The human brain and liver contain the largest amounts of copper, with lesser amounts of copper in other organs. We need approximately 3 mg copper per day in our diet.

Copper is an essential component of the natural pigment, melanin that gives color to our skin, hair, and eyes. Copper keeps our hair from turning grey and helps keep our hair thick.

Required in our body to make enzymes that stop our arteries from hardening, copper is required to support the enzyme lysyl oxidase. Lysyl Oxidase is used in the synthesis and maintenance of bone and connective tissue.

Copper is alos essential to the activation of lysyl oxidase and supports both elastin and collagen productions. Copper can be used anywhere on or around the body. It is very effective when used at the Solar Plexus Chakra for issue pertaining to the stomach and intestines.

Next to skin, this mineral detoxes and soothes arthritis, rheumatism, other inflammation problems.

Copper works for exhaustion recovery and improving circulation due to the fact that it influences the flow of blood. Whenever there is better blood flow, there is better circulation and less pain. This mineral is therefore, important for metabolism, as it stabilizes the metabolism and heightens the immune responds.

Copper is also beneficial for the lungs, as it improves the exchange of oxygen and helps in filtering out pollutants. Soft tissue and mucous membranes retain more moisture and become less susceptible to irritation when there is enough copper in the body.

Copper is used in the Center/Health position to encourage good health and create balance and calm. Use copper for dispersing negative energy in any room. Use it in any room to also attract change into your space.