Planetary Metals

This page lists of the various symbols in the Planetary Metals group.

Seven metals are associated with the seven classical planets, and seven deities, all figuring heavily in alchemical symbolism. Although the metals occasionally have a glyph of their own, the planet's symbol is used most often, and the symbolic and mythological septenary is consistent with Western astrology. The planetary symbolism is limited to the seven wandering stars visible to the naked eye, and the extra-Saturnarian planets such as Neptune are not used.

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Alchemy symbol for copper. This was also the symbol for the goddess and the planet Venus.

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Gold, often described as a dense, soft, shiny, malleable, and ductile metal, has captivated human imagination for millennia. Its allure lies not only in its physical properties but also in its symbolic significance across cultures and throughout history. With the chemical symbol Au and atomic number 79, gold holds a prominent place in the periodic table and in human consciousness.

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Alchemical symbol for iron and the planet Mars.

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Lead is a chemical element in the carbon group with symbol Pb (from Latin: plumbum) and atomic number 82. Lead is a soft and malleable metal, which is regarded as a heavy metal and poor metal.

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Mercury (metal)

Mercury is a chemical element with the symbol Hg and atomic number 80. It is commonly known as quicksilver and was formerly named hydrargyrum (from Greek "hydr-" water and "argyros" silver).

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Alchemical symbol for silver

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Tin is a chemical element with symbol Sn (for Latin: stannum) and atomic number 50. It is a main group metal in group 14 of the periodic table.

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