Chakra: Solar Plexus
Found: Utah, Arizona, Michigan, New Mexico, Montana, Chile and Peru
Copper is said to be man’s oldest metal and can be dated back more than 10,000 years. The oldest known piece of Copper Ore found in northern Iraq can be dated back to about 8700 B.C. Some of the earliest workers found that Copper was able to be easily manipulated into different shapes. Because of its soft nature, Copper was useless as a weapon, but was still fashioned into useful tools such as razors, mirrors, weights and balances by the ancient Egyptians. 4,000 years after it was discovered that Copper could be hammered into different shapes, metal workers learned that Copper Ore was also able to be melted down making it easier to form more advanced products. Copper compounds give a blue or green hue to minerals such as Azurite, Malachite and Turquoise, and have thus also been used as pigments throughout history. If you are interested in learning more about the role that Copper has played in shaping civilization, click here to view an interactive timeline.
Metaphysical & Spiritual History
Copper is known as the metal of the Magician. It crackles with electricity and fire belonging to higher realms. It is a conduit between Heaven and Earth and performs the essential task of providing the medium for manifestation of the invisible to the visible. It is also known to enhance psychic abilities amplify thoughts. Copper Ore has the ability to pull energies from higher realms and can assist one in communicating with higher dimensional beings.
Copper ore is a conductor of energies and helps to magnify the transfer of energies. It helps stimulate optimism and energy flow. Copper aligns the subtle bodies and connections between physical and astral bodies. Use copper ore when working with other stones to enhance and channel their properties.
~ Copper is found in the bloodstreams of all humans and animals.
~ Copper is said to be the metal of the God Hermes, who facilitates mental agility, and quick wit.
Copper has been used for thousands of years in folk remedies and is still used today. This super stone is known to assist in repairing tissues, easing arthritis,strengthening the female reproductive system, and oxygenating the blood. Copper has an oligodynamic effect on bacteria and kills microbes. It can help achieve physical and emotional harmony which allows for clearer thinking and less aggressive behavior.
Works well with…
To enhance the functions of the circulatory system and strengthen blood vessels pair Copper with Dalmatian Jasper, Aventurine, Coral, Amber, Chalcedony, Fire Agate or Hematite. Combining Copper Ore with Moldavite or Blue Calcite will enhance your channeling abilities and make messages more clear. If you wish to improve your communication skills, use Copper in harmony with either Amazonite, Apatite, Labradorite or Blue Lace Agate. The healing powers of Copper can increase greatly if paired with Hematite or Tourmaline.