An elderly man wearing gold, silver and copper rings rests in front of the Sun Temple (Jaipur, Rajasthan, India). Ancient civilizations thought that some precious metals were represented by the Sun and some known planets.
Gold expresses the radiance and splendour of Sun. Golden colour is used in rituals involving Sun God. Sun is the centre of our solar system and gold is the core of every aspect of life. Gold is associated with riches, rule and truth.
The Moon acts as a mirror reflecting the light from the Sun and a mirror is just glass with a thin layer of Silver. The symbolic meaning of the Moon is reaction and reflection. Silver is used for protection against magic. Silver neutralizes negativity and helps in dreams and intuition, psychic abilities. The Moon is associated with femininity, motherliness, cycles and changeable emotions.
Copper is ruled by planet Venus and is mainly used for money and fertility. Venus has the lowest rotation rate and its character is passive, receptive, ready to adapt and kind. Copper easily combines with other metals and it easily transfers warmth and electricity. Copper is used in rituals for promoting love, positive relationships, negotiations and peace.