Gold is one of my favourite metals to work with but also for the warmth of its colour and the way it works so beautifully with gemstones. There is so much power held within this amazing metal. When you wear your gold piece think on the power of this metal. Honour the journey the gold made to reach you and the connection that it makes for you between the earth and the stars.
Gold has been revered since first discovered by man. It has been recognized since ancient times to symbolize wealth and luck and to strengthen confidence. The earliest recorded metal employed by humans appears to be gold, which can be found free or “native”. Small amounts of natural gold have been found in Spanish caves used during the late Paleolithic period, c. 40,000 BC.
Beside the symbolism and monetary value, this divine metal also has reportedly spiritual powers that can bring happiness and peace to anybody who adorn themselves with it. It has been called “The Master Healer” and is an excellent mineral for purification of the physical body. Gold is believed to activate and open the third eye and crown chakra and is also known to help those who wear it as an amulet or talisman. It brings connection to the universe, to natural energies and universal wisdom. Gold symbolises purity and is believed to help with anger, depression, emotional stress – balancing the energy field and assisting one in the elimination of ego conflicts and feelings of futility.
The benefit of wearing a ring made of gold is much more than that made of other metals. Gold is a metal that absorbs the purest waves of Chaitanya (energy, consciousness) from the atmosphere. Hence, an individual who adorns themselves with gold receives the benefit of sattvikta (Sattvikta is the value of nature that conveys poise, peace, concentration and clearness. It is one of the 3 elusive qualities or ‘gunas’ that occur in all of nature. The other two qualities are rajas and tamas. Rajas is the equivalent of vigour, drive and change that creates a disparity in life, while tamas is the equivalent of strength, substance and stagnancy that generates inertia). We will explore gunas in more detail at another time.
It is believed by some ancient traditions that gold jewellery should be worn above the waist (necklaces, earrings, bangles) to absorb positive energies from the atmosphere as the gold metal augments the Fire element.