Chakra: Heart, Third Eye, Crown
Number on Periodic Table: 79
Gold has an Isometric Crystal System and is believed to be the product of a bombardment of meteorites that hit the Earth’s surface over 200 million year ago. In its natural form, Gold contains trace amounts of silver, iron, and copper. Pure Gold has a distinct gravity of 19.3, making it one of the heaviest minerals on Earth. It is most commonly known for its use in jewelry, though gold has a plethora of other uses such as in the making of astronauts’ helmets; Gold can reflect infrared rays while simultaneously letting sun pass through, which allows the astronauts to stay cool! Gold is also used in coloring, dentistry, photography, and even cancer treatments. Almost half of the world’s Gold is mined in Witwatersrand, South Africa. Gold can also be found in the human blood system – about 0.2 milligrams.
Metaphysical & Spiritual Properties
Gold is most well-known for its ability to attract wealth, prosperity, and abundance. It is also used to bring happiness, signifies elegance and opulence, and is a symbol for overall good health. Nicknamed the “Master Healer,” Gold is an incredible force in purifying the physical body. It balances the energy fields and draws in light energies while amplifying positive feelings and emotions. This makes Gold an excellent ally for those going through hard times or dealing with depression and lack of stamina, as it calms the negative energies, alleviates stress and tension, and increases the stability of the emotional system. A masculine mineral, Gold is directly connected with the Divine Masculine, and is said to balance both the masculine yang, and feminine yin energies. The color of gold is symbolic for riches, kings, and the sun, signifying fullness and bounty. It is said that Gold will bring wealth and abundance to its user and it will also invite honors and recognition. Wearing Gold enhances personal power and imbues self-confidence, courage, and power of will.
Gold helps us to attune with nature and a deeper understanding of creation; once we understand nature, we can begin to communicate with all that is, and the source of all being. Attuning to these vibrations permits one to access the healing forces that are available within their environment. Aligning with nature’s energies also grants further acceptance for the other beings in our lives, and helps us to recognize the positive qualities in others.
Works well with… Gold works with the qualities inherent in other stone specimens, providing a stabilizing, neutral energy. This receptive and cooperative energy that is created makes it possible for Gold to play well with most other stones and crystals. Gold harmonizes with the vibrations of Howlite, Jet, Citrine, Lepidolite, Lithium Quartz, Aragonite and Smoky Quartz along with many others. Gold is connected with Pyrite and Quartz, most likely because of their similar properties and abilities. To amplify the physical healing effects of Gold, pair it with Sapphire, Hematite, Rhodochrosite, Moonstone, Lepidolite or Black Tourmaline. Gold increases the energies of all other stones it is paired with, making it a great mineral to combine with other gemstones.