Copper is a beautiful red-yellow metal that has many applications. This material is very electric and heat conductive. For a metal, it’s soft and very pliable.

It is widely used in our industry as a building material, for electricity cables and for alloys. It is often used in the alloys brass, bronze, gold and silver.

Copper is one of the very few metals that occur in nature that is directly usable. For this reason, mankind could you use metals at a very early stage of development.

Around 8000 BC it was used for the first time. Thousands of years later, it was the first metal to be smelted from sulfide ores. Around 4000 BC it was the first metal to be cast into a mold. But also the first metal to be alloyed with tin, to create bronze.

Besides copper ores, this metal is also found as a mineral in nature. It is the main ingredient of the gemstones malachite, azurite and bornite.
These gemstones were used through history for pigments and makeup.

Copper is often seen as toxic. But is also essential for living organisms and plants. In fact, there are animals with copper-bearing blood instead of ferrous blood like ours. Mainly molluscs and crustaceans have this kind of blood. Their blood is blue colored instead of red. And so does their skin.
There are even extraterrestrials beings that have copper-bearing blood. In Dutch we have a saying that Royals have blue blood, a coincidence?

In mythology and alchemy, it is often associated with the deity Aphrodite. She is the Goddess of love, beauty, sexuality and fertility.

The energies of copper can help you to improve blood circulation. It can give you more courage and it can improve and broaden your consciousness.

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