What is Copper?
Copper is a soft metal with high conductivity. Copper is a transition metal of alloy and tin that is bright and shiny and comes in shades of reddish brown. It is used widely because of its thermal and electrical charge. Copper’s meaning is to conduct energy, clear out negativity, and to help balance the chakras.
The Ancient Healing Metal
With its singing brightness and its brassy coloring, Copper is one of the prettiest metals in the pack. While often synonymous with all things industry – from electrical wires to pennies in your pocket, Copper actually comes with a wide spectrum of healing properties. One of the most fascinating things about Copper is the fact that it is the third most common trace mineral within our bodies – linking us deeply with the soft shimmering ore.
Copper has a long history with the world at large. Tracing the lineage back, Copper first made its appearance in the known world in 77 AD under the Greek name Cyprium, a reference to the land in which the malleable metal was mostly mined. The name was changed later to Cuprum and then finally to the name we know – Copper. From folklore to finance, Copper has accompanied us on quite the journey. In ancient times it was linked to the Goddess of Love (Aphrodite) and Venus. It was polished until it shone and then used as mirrors. In Rome, heady lumps of Copper were used as currency and the Egyptians would use Copper to purify water and keep wounds clean.
Even with its ancient links to tending the wounded and being smelted in India to create surgical tools, it was only in the 1970’s that the United States started to recognize the healing elements of Copper. An amazing amplifier and conductor of energy, this warming mineral is ripe for helping you release excess charge and conduct positive vibrations. Copper can be found in many gemstones from Malachite to Turquoise and Chrysocolla.
To find out more about healing crystals and their powers, check out our essential guide to healing gemstones right here.
What are the Benefits of Wearing Copper?
Potent in healing powers and a glorious conductor of energy, wearing Copper comes with a wide array of bountiful benefits for the body, mind, and soul. With a wide array of vibrational frequencies, Copper is believed to provide harmonic connections between the physical and spiritual realms. It is able to magnify energy transfers meaning that the wearer can soak up every ounce of healing when the metal is paired with healing minerals or crystals. Not only does Copper come with a ton of physical healing powers but it also helps to balance out the chakras and keep circulation in flow. Take a look at the array of healing benefits that come from Copper….
Say yes to harmonious health as you welcome Copper into your world. Ever in-tune with the flow, one of Coppers leading health benefits is its ability to improve circulation and get oxygen pumping. When blood circulation is in flow, you are sure to feel a brighter burst of energy and a sharpened mind. For all those struggling with anemia and a lack of red blood cells, Copper can up your count keeping you fighting fit and ever ready to fend off internal diseases that wreak havoc on immunity. Copper is also famed for reducing stiff joints, aches, and pains commonly associated with arthritis and rheumatism. Copper can also help with collagen production and can encourage the system to overcome issues that lead to skin diseases and rashes.
Bringing more than just the healing touch in the physical sense, Copper is rife with spiritual healing and metaphysical properties. As mentioned, Copper builds a bridge between the physical and the spiritual and being an incredible conductor also means that it is well-versed in lending light and channeling higher beings and astral bodies to those who are poised and ready to receive. Copper can help to clear out negative energy and can rebalance the chakras so you are well-placed to receive all the goodness the spirit world has to offer. When we are open to receiving all that the universe has to give we make space for deep healing, cosmic greatness, and an abundance of opportunity to flow our way.
Mental and Emotional Healing
A beautiful balancer of emotions, Copper is a must play card when it comes to mental wellbeing and emotional healing. This sweet bright metal invites you to lay down all your mental burdens and to raise your levels of self-esteem through the power of high vibrations. For those who have been struggling with a sense of lethargy, feeling lost, or falling into passivity - Copper can help to awaken your senses once more and bring you to a place of perfectly curated mental clarity. On the opposite side, if you have been restless, excitable, and generally feeling OTT about things, Copper can calm you down. It’s a healing metal that knows exactly what you need and will lead you to a place of finding that space and softness. Copper is here for your success; it wants you to shine in a thousand splendid ways and it will do the vibrational energy work to clear out negativity and conduct positive and powerful thought patterns so you can get to where you are heading.
How to Use Copper
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There are so many ways you can bring Copper into your life that doesn’t involve holding a penny in your hand 24/7. From Copper jewelry to Copper stones, simply having the humming high vibrations of this metal close by is bound to lift your energy, balance you out, and welcome rich and whole harmonious healing to the party. Copper can be used on and around the body to truly make the most of those healing tendencies. For opening and balancing the lower chakras you can place it on the lower stomach during moments of gentle meditation. For those seeking healing gemstones with a high copper count, you can look to the stones of Azurite, Malachite, Chrysocolla, and Turquoise – all of which boast high copper counts.
Copper makes for an amazing healing element for everyone but has a special affinity with those born under the Zodiac signs of Taurus and Sagittarius. Taureans are stoic, earth bound, and can be a little stubborn – but they are also ruled by Venus which puts them in touch with beauty and artistry. Copper too is linked deeply with Venus making it an incredible match for Taurus.
Sagittarians are spontaneous and fun, they love freedom and intellectual conversations. They love to express themselves in a thousand different ways and have a strong independent streak. Copper helps them to grounded and tuned in to their root chakras so those flighty Saggi’s don’t fly away.
If you want to know which gemstone is a perfect match for your astrological sign, check out our guide to zodiac birthstones right here.
Copper jewelry is one of the best ways to soak up the healing properties of Copper. Having the metal pressed close to the skin allows your own vibrations to sync up with the Copper. Without any barriers in place, the red gold metal is able to ease aches and pains, improve cardiovascular health, clear out the chakras, and balance your inner bliss and energies. Whether you choose a Copper Bracelet, Copper Pendant, or Copper Ring, this metal is sure to instantly soothe.
For those seeking Copper amulets and talismans they can keep close by, the Copper Sphere is also a heavenly healer you can carry with you.
How to Cleanse Copper
Just like all healing crystals, Copper also needs to be discharged and recharged from time to time to keep it healthy, harmonious, and humming at high vibrational frequencies. When Copper is cleansed and cared for it is better equipped to heal you from tip to toe and is able to channel energies without being blocked. This is especially true when you have used Copper for clearing negative energies as you don’t want that energy to get stuck. Cleansing Copper is super easy, simply make a solution of warm water and a couple drops of lemon juice and salt and dip your copper into the solution. Leave for a moment or two and then rinse thoroughly. If your bright Copper has become tarnished you can also use a soft bristled toothbrush to gently rub the markings away.
What are your thoughts on Copper? Is it a metal that sings to you or are you more drawn to other shades? Share your opinions and experiences with us in the comments.