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Silver and Gold

Silver and Gold, the legendary duo, the Yin and Yang of Alchemy. These are the contrasting forces of day and night, yet they work in balance with each other. Separately, however, they have very interesting characteristics:

Silver





Silver, in alchemy, is one of the three base metals often used as prima material at the inception of a work. Further, the alchemy symbol of silver is associated with the moon. As such, silver holds philosophical traits of the feminine persuasion as well as attributes of intuition, inner wisdom, and contemplation. Furthermore, profound artistic expression can be harness by using silver. This is symbolic of a subtle strength. The message here is that we ourselves can be flexible enough to be molded into something better – but strong enough to keep our core integrity in tact. These things give silver attributes like:




  • Purity
  • Clarity
  • Awareness
  • Focus
  • Singularity of Purpose
  • Femininity
  • Persistence
  • Vision
  • Strength


Gold





Gold, in alchemical terms, one of the more valued elements, gold represents perfection in all matter, on any level. It also symbolizes humankind’s quest to perfect, illuminate and refine his/herself. Because of its resistance to heat and acid, gold is a symbol of immutability, eternity and perfection. Also, because of its golden color, it is almost universally associated with solar symbolism. This gives gold such attributes as:




  • Vitality
  • Life
  • Health
  • Radiance
  • Wisdom
  • Clarity
  • Unification
  • Virtue
  • Light
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