Hindu Of Universe
The seven planets were believed to influence their designated day of the week:
- First day was influenced by Sun or Surya
- Second day by Moon or Chandrama
- Third day by Mars or Mangal
- Fourth day by Mercury or Buddh
- Fifth day by Jupiter or Brahaspati
- Sixth day by Venus or Shukra
- Seventh day by Saturn or Shani
In the Middle Ages, seven metals had been identified by the alchemist. The metals were then matched with planets :
- Gold (Sun) : Gold expresses the splendour and radiance of Sun. It is the only metal that never tarnishes and resists the fiercest of fires. Gold is associated with riches, rule and truth. Sun is the centre of our solar system and gold is the core of every aspect of life be it economy, rule or comfort. Gold is used for wisdom, for fighting depression depression, comforting and strengthening the heart, wealth and healing. Gold or golden colour is used in rituals involving Sun God. Like sunlight, gold is also diffused through Earth's crust. The Sun's position in the horoscope is said to express one's true destiny. Thus, the uniqueness of gold and Sun make them a matching pair.
- Silver (Moon) : Silver is ruled by the Moon also called Luna by alchemists. Silver is used for protection against magic. The symbolic meaning of the Moon is reaction and reflection. 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 Moon is associated with femininity, motherliness, cycles and changeable emotions and silver is used in rituals involving them. Silver neutralizes negativity and helps in dreams and intuition, psychic abilities.
- Copper (Venus) : 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 has a great affinity to Venus because they share the same characteristics. Copper easily combines with other metals and it easily transfers warmth and electricity. Copper is used in rituals and spells used for promoting love, positive relationships, negotiations and peace.
- Iron (Mars) : Iron is ruled by the planet Mars and is used to ward off evil and for retaining power. Mars is red in colour due to presence of iron oxide on that planet. Iron has been used since its discovery for making tools and weapons to help in his work and in his defence. Iron corresponds to mars because of the similar characteristics of building and conquering new worlds. Iron is used in rituals to promote energy, strength, determination, will power, aggression, power and courage. It is also used for fertility rituals.
- Tin (Jupiter) : Tin is ruled by the planet Jupiter and is used for meditation and relaxation, honor, wealth and wisdom. Jupiter is the largest planet of the solar system and it symbolises abundance, prosperity, growth and success. Tin is used in rituals promoting abundance, prosperity, success in business and in legal matters, stimulation, healing, regeneration and rejuvenation.
- Lead (Saturn) : Lead is ruled by the planet Saturn and is used for business and houses. The beautiful rings of Saturn reflect the organized and strict character of the planet. The heaviness of Lead is associated with the serious nature of Saturn. Lead is used in rituals dealing with deep meditation, breaking bad habits and addictions, stability, perseverance, decisiveness, concentration and material constructions (buildings, etc.). Lead is a poisonous metal and in Hindu mythology Saturn (Shani) is also someone who is not liked because of the ill effects caused by his presence.
- Quicksilver/Parad (Mercury) : Quicksilver or Parad is ruled by the planet Mercury and is known for its changing properties. Mercury symbolizes contact, communication, transportation, swiftness, playfulness and flexibility. Quicksilver is also a liquid metal that corresponds to the ever changing nature of Mercury. Rituals involving quicksilver are performed for business, communication, creativity, information, intellect, memory, perception and wisdom.