After a pretty popular blog post I’d written up on gold, I was asked more than several times to do a similar post on silver properties:
Took me a bit for the creative force to strike, but here we are and we’re going Big!!
As one of the seven important metals of Alchemists, silver has had a persistent and everlasting role in history. So, today, come with me on a cosmic journey as we connect the dots between the sacred geometry inherent in crystals, and one very special element and mineral;
BORING DISCLAIMER: I think you already know that I’m not a doctor and am not giving medical advice. Crystals should be used as a complement to and not as a replacement for regular medical care/consultations.
Is it a Crystal?
I know you may not think of silver as a crystal.
Doesn’t look like one, but I assure you that it is.
Yes, silver is a mineral that can be a crystal. What is commonly known as “native silver” is silver that doesn’t have a distinctive crystal habit.
Very very rarely, if silver is born in an open vug or limited openings of fractures with just enough space for it to grow, sometimes, it can form some fascinating crystal formations. Being it’s a member of the cubic crystal family, any silver crystals that form are rarely the cubes, octahedrons, and dodecahedrons typically seen (unless we’re talking nanocrystals, which we’ll get to later.)
If it does get to crystalize, we’ll normally see it as thin sheets, flakes, or dendritic crystal clusters (as seen below).
It can even RARELY form as an actually visible cubic or octahedral crystal (being a member of the Cubic Crystal System — this is all sacred geometry, Babe). These are so hard to find though!
- All crystals are minerals. In fact, one of the criteria for being a mineral is that its atoms MUST be arranged in an organized crystalline geometric pattern (rather than randomly, as is the case with glass).
- On the other hand, not all minerals are VISIBLE crystals, even though at the molecular level, they are. Also interesting — the atomic geometric pattern is EXCLUSIVE to that mineral. That means changing its atomic crystalline pattern in any way would result in the creation of an entirely new mineral! I know. I get too excited about this quantum-level stuff.
Sacred geometry is inherently baked into the energy pattern of crystals. (If you’d like to dive deeper into that topic, you may be interested in my CRYSTALS; Encoded with Sacred Geometry Class Elective).
Besides being a mineral, silver is also a chemical element given the symbol Ag (from the Latin Argentum [Argento in Italian], said to be derived from the Proto-Indo-European h₂erǵ: “shiny” or Ancient Greek argós meaning “white”).
By the way — did you know that Argentina (named after this fantastic mineral) comes in at number 10 on The Silver Institute’s list of top silver-producing countries on Planet, generating 20.9 million ounces of silver in 2020?
Silver also happens to be the most reflective element, reflecting 99% of the light that hits it! (By comparison, gold only reflects 95%.)
Oh, and, THIS is what geeks like me do on a Saturday night; make their own Colloidal Silver!
[That was quite some time ago. As I became more informed, I realized the colloidal silver we were making may have had a molecular size too large to really be beneficial to our bodies.]
I’ve since switched to exclusively only using this brand since my functional medicine doctor informed me it’s the only one she knows of that has a small enough molecular size to be of good use for health purposes. (Humans used to organically take in small amounts of silver through our drinking water and food.)
Unfortunately, we no longer naturally ingest silver on a regular basis. Our food crops (wheat, fruit, vegetables, grains, etc.) used to be commonly high in silver content, as did our drinking water (in varying amounts) as compared to modern times. Silver has now been almost completely depleted from our soil and water.
Keep in mind, the smaller the molecule size the better for health benefits. You can see here the above brand is considered “ultra-fine dispersion” with 23 silver molecules (parts) per million milligrams of liquid!
You can sorta check out the silver molecular size yourself in any colloidal silver with the naked eye when you shine a red laser beam through the liquid. It’s pretty cool as the red laser sparkles like glitter off the silver molecules!!
Alchemical Magic of Silver Properties
Alchemy is the ancient precursor of chemistry. It was established on the supposed transformation of matter; especially with transforming more common metals into gold OR silver and of prolonging life.
The 7 Classical Alchemical Metals:
Hang on a sec’. Let’s take that a bit further…
Keeping this same ordering, Alchemists also corresponded the seven (known at the time) sacred metals with the seven (known at the time) planets.
This was an ancient arrangement BUT — if you arrange the elements in the order that the Alchemists did, you magically get the perfect order of increasing atomic numbers (atomic number = # of protons OR electrons) in each element… which, um, was not known at the time of Alchemists!! That was only just discovered around 1910.
- Iron- Mars- 26
- Copper- Venus – 29
- Silver – Moon – 47
- Tin – Jupiter – 50
- Gold – Sun – 79
- Mercury- Mercury – 80
- Lead- Saturn – 82
“The planets are apparently being held in place and driven through their orbits by the same geometric forces that very likely create atoms and molecules – as well as the global grid.” ~ John Martineau
I know. Mind-blowing, right? 🤯 All that amazing knowledge in my above slide image is credited to John Martineau from his fascinating book, “A Little Book of Coincidence: In the Solar System”.
The Alchemists also associated the seven days of the week with specific metal and celestial bodies. Monday is silver’s day, the day of the Moon, known as “Lunedi” (day of the Moon aka “Luna” in Italian, and “dies Lunae” in Latin), having a direct connection to Luna, the Roman Goddess of the Moon.
Geology, History + Uses
Silver is considered a soft, white, and highly lustrous metal.
It’s found in Mama Earth’s crust as:
- 100% pure, free elemental form (aka “native silver”, not combined with any other elements)
- combined with gold and/or other metals
- combined with other non-metal minerals (like argentite)
Due to it often combining with other metals, the largest amount of silver is a byproduct of mining other ores such as:
Silver sometimes grows along with Quartz. So, if you run across a quartz vein when mining… that can be a clue leading you right to the silver!
Come along with me and Frankie on a Silver Mine tour (where you’ll note there’s lots of copper combined too which tipped the miners off to the silver)!:
Getting ready to go into the silver mine in Tombstone, The Good Enough Mine. Did ya know… Tombstone was the most prolific silver producer of any mining district in Arizona and a big part of the Silver Boom? Silver has long been considered a precious metal and since ancient times has been used in silver vessels for holding water and/or wine (keep that in mind for later in this post!)
It’s also been used as currency in the form of coins along with gold. Although… silver is more bountiful than gold (there’s about 19 times more silver than gold in the ground), it’s less abundant in its native state. In addition, compared to gold, there’s a shortage of silver due to its relevance and applications. You wouldn’t think that by comparing the gold vs. silver prices, but that is indeed the case.
Silver is considered precious because it’s rare and valuable. Click here to see how it compares to gold and other metals.
Another reason silver is special is that it’s an important member of the Noble metals; a group of metal elements that resist tarnishing, rusting, corrosion, and no acid can destroy. Pretty indestructible stuff! (Pssst: Silver is great at resisting corrosion and oxidation, but gold’s the best.)
Examples of other noble metals:
Silver also happens to have the HIGHEST electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal! We’re talkin’ energy conduction here. As for color, silver is the “whitest/brightest” of all the metals. Mmm-hmm.
In addition, silver is highly malleable (ductile) and can be pulled thin into a wire just one atom wide as seen below. Notice the shape of the silver atoms below: octahedrons!?
It belongs to the cubic crystal system; yet the crystals are rarely (but sometimes) expressed as cubes, octahedrons (as seen above), and dodecahedrons as is usual in a cubic mineral.
Instead, silver seems to more often lean towards expressing its crystals in thin flakes, plates, and dendritic crystal clusters (like below) growing in the limited openings of joints and fractures.
Besides its use in currency + investment, silver is a favored choice for thousands of uses (mostly due to it being the BEST element for conducting heat and electricity — just two of its incredible silver properties).
Just a few examples:
- electrical contacts/conductors
- solar panels
- colorant for stained glass
- water filtration
- photography + X-ray film
- window coatings
- tableware and utensils (aka “silverware”)
- chemical reaction catalyst
…as well as so many medical applications (more on that below).
Chemistry + Cosmic Connection of Silver Properties
Now, you may remember from chemistry class that the chemical symbol for silver is ‘Ag’ (from the Latin word, “Argentum”, borrowed from the Proto-Indo-European h₂erǵ: meaning “shiny” or “white”). OK, that makes sense.
Silver has an atomic number of 47 (seen in the upper left below) which means it has 47 protons in its atom (and the same number of electrons — # of protons ALWAYS = # of electrons). Then it has an atomic mass (basically, how much stuff is inside this atom; equals the mass of the protons + neutrons — electrons have no measurable mass.)
So, silver’s atomic mass averages to 108… more on that in a bit.
A single silver atom usually expresses itself as a tetrahedron or octahedron as seen above.
Cosmic Silver Creation
Astrochemists (I may have made up that term but I definitely think it should be made official if it’s not already!) have determined that silver was/is originally born in the less massive stars than those that produce gold —
and also through a completely different type of nuclear fusion than other metals are.
So it seems that stars with masses 8-9 times greater than our star, the Sun, can explode, at the end of their life cycle, as weaker low-mass supernovae. And when that happens… that’s how we get the formation of elements up to palladium and silver, but no heavier. Read more on that process here.
For comparison, gold is almost two times heavier than silver.
That may explain why there’s more silver on Planet than gold.
This is alchemical cosmic magic!!; the universe turning other matter into silver!
Silver and 108
Silver is the metal that historically corresponds to the Moon and its energy (as gold is to the Sun). So, here are some interesting silver/Moon relations to the number 108 that I think are quite interesting:
- Remember that the atomic mass of silver is extremely close to 108. (Chemists just round up to 108 as the atomic mass of silver.)
- Guess what the radius of the Moon is in miles: 1080!
- According to the Jeff Scult blog, Tantra averages our number of breaths/day @ 21,600. So, what? They say that half of those breaths (10,800) are solar energy and the other 10,800 are, YOU GUESSED IT; lunar energy.
- OK… and then — how many Moons do you think would fit between the Earth and Moon? Yep, 108!
I can’t make this shit up.
In case you were wondering (as I was), there’s a tiny bit of actual silver on the Moon — there may be more where we can’t see but we haven’t done enough geology testing yet to know.
OK, then check this out.
Kiko left this as the first comment on this blog post:
Energetic/Metaphysical Silver Properties
As mentioned above, silver corresponds with Moon energy but also represents:
- feminine energy
- inner knowings + intuition
- the balance amidst the colors white and black
- it’s symbolic of purity, strength, clarity, focus, and feminine energy
- Silver also represents the color of Artemis who is a Greek goddess (more on her below — aka Roman goddess, Diana).
- Silver is often energetically associated with the Moon, + virginity. Due to its association with the Moon, silver also corresponds with the tides as well as water. Thereby, since ancient times, its been representative of purity and having cleansing qualities.
Oh my God! This is so interesting! Hang on… you’ll see why soon.
Because silver holds the characteristic cubic form and energy at the microscopic level… if you’re wearing silver, you’re DIRECTLY working with sacred geometric cube energy (which is a very protective and grounding type of energy).
You’ve heard the adage “every cloud has a silver lining”, right? It’s used to shine a light on the bright side of what may seem like a negative situation or it’s said to someone in order to cheer them up:
“Let’s look at the lesson or positive side of this. Every cloud has a silver lining, right?”
Then we have the traditional myths of what silver can be used for; a 100% silver bullet is supposed to be the only reliable protection against a werewolf.
Efficient Energy Conductor
Remember, I mentioned earlier that silver happens to have the highest electrical conductivity and thermal conductivity?
What I’m referring to here with conductivity is the ability of a material to transmit any type of scientifically measurable energy. (I always teach that there are so many types of energy that we are not (yet) able to measure but that do indeed exist!!) 😉 That makes it perfect for electrical applications.
Different types of conductivity:
- acoustical conductivity
What makes an element or metal more conductive is when its electrons are easier and more flexible to move about due to the atom’s crystal structure and its willingness to combine with other atoms and share electrons (known as its valence).
So all in all, silver has the highest:
- thermal conductivity
- light reflectance
- electrical conductivity
…closely followed by copper and gold on those.
So if silver has the best conductivity then why wouldn’t we use it more often, like for the wiring in our homes, etc.?
Well, partly it’s all about economics, Babe.
Copper’s not as expensive as gold and silver. And… although it resists it, silver can tarnish (which causes the outer surface to become less conductive), so that makes it a bit troublesome for high frequencies and energy conduction. BUT because of its exceptional electrical conductivity (even if tarnished), it’s still the favorite for electrical devices, semiconductors, circuits, diodes, etc.
Medicinal + Cleansing Silver Properties
Remember we already established that silver is/was associated with purity and having cleansing qualities. Those associations apparently were not pulled out of thin air.
Not found in the human body unless ingested, it’s been proven that minute amounts of silver molecules taken into our systems greatly help to boost our immunity. And we established above how we USED to get that trace amount of silver in our bodies. Sadly, we no longer naturally ingest it. But we can purposely supplement it. (You want to be careful and not overdo it though (less you end up like the Blue Man] and always run these things by your doctor first. See above disclaimer).
Additional silver properties include strengthening our immune system by increasing our body’s ability to produce oxygen-carrying red blood cells while also kicking off the infection-fighting ability of our white blood cells. As if that wasn’t enough, silver also can help with cleansing; cleaning out our dead cells while oxygenating our good live cells —
and silver also helps deliver fresh oxygen throughout the human body by shuttling it straight to our body’s cells and tissues. This is similar to what iron does. This indeed is good purifying + cleansing stuff!
So much so that there’s a whole line of powerfully effective silver-lined cleaning cloths, toothbrushes, etc.
A light solution of silver nitrate (a silver salt) plus some other silver compounds are also commonly used as disinfectant solutions and antimicrobials. Remember those silver properties; purifying and cleansing!
You’ll find silver added to:
- silver gel (for cold sores, herpes breakouts, etc.)
- silver-coated medical devices
- wound dressings
More info on medicinal benefits and properties of silver:
- Read more on the health benefits of silver here
- My recommendations for Lupus (yup, silver included)
- See more uses here
Nanocrystal Sacred Geometry
OK, now things get super-interesting as we dive into the sacred geometry of silver. (As if they weren’t already!) Here ^^^ we see how sacred geometry is baked into the energy pattern of crystals is a new area of discovery in Crystallography; Noble Metal Nanocrystals.
A nanoparticle is a teeny-tiny particle, although larger than an atom; between 1 and 100 nanometers. To give you a comparison, an average human hair is about 80,000- 100,000 nanometers wide. So, we’re talking super small here.
Silver nanoparticles have numerous properties and use…
- antimicrobial products (as just discussed)
- medical imaging
- drug delivery systems
- cell electrodes
If you’d like to dive deeper into this research and totally geek out with it, the scientific paper is available here.
Due to their unique characteristics, silver (and other noble metal) nanoparticles are currently being examined as possibly optimal for certain cancer treatments. Eeeeks! I said the “C” word. I’m bracing myself. (Again: please read my disclaimer).
As a matter of fact, a close family member of mine worked with silver nanoparticle technology to render them “cancer-free” of prostate cancer. (Doesn’t mean this will work for everyone. I’m, just telling you what worked for them. Read my disclaimer above again in case you’re getting the urge to censor me here).
This is key: The form they take is not synthetically induced! The Platonic Solid Sacred Geo shape is the form they prefer to take.
I find them very intriguing due to their perfect geometric beauty, symmetry, and most obvious Platonic-solid-shaped crystals (with each of the five being represented) that they choose to communicate themselves as.
Frequency: the key to sacred geometry, and the universe! Vibration’s where it’s at!
Now let’s talk crystallography with some Noble Metal Nanocrystals. I know this is hardcore geekery, but please stick with me here.
Scientists find these metals to be mega-interesting because of their potential scientific applications.
You can check out tetrahedral silver nanoparticles here if you want to get SUPER-GEEKY (something I often enjoy).
Now, these little noble metal nanocrystals need to be chemically engineered in a lab to exist. BUT once created, they NATURALLY express themselves as teeny tiny Platonic solids of silver or whatever noble metal is being used. Our entire Universe (Multiverse) is built upon the architecture of the Platonic Solids!
The sacred geometric form these nanocrystals take is NOT man-made or influenced. That’s the form they CHOOSE to take. All on their own. Think about that for a sec!
Remember that because silver holds the characteristic cubic form and energy at the microscopic level, if you’re wearing silver, you’re DIRECTLY working with sacred geometric cube energy (which is a very protective and grounding type of energy).
Keep in mind, that everything is made of vibrations of a certain frequency (specific info) and that specific frequency produces shapes of specific geometry.
Well, we have the Moon Goddess, Artemis who’s not often seen without her silver bow and some say arrows too. Why silver? Being the Moon Goddess, the moon was her symbol, and so silver bow and arrows are to be expected, right?
Remember that above mention of people utilizing vessels of silver for wine and water? That was a great idea considering that science NOW recognizes silver’s antibacterial characteristics that would indeed keep liquids fresher longer!
And then one of our Crystal Family commented on my gold blog post about this interesting tidbit!:
Sister of Hildegard of Bingen acknowledged as a visionary + mystic and artist who also worked with crystals extensively painted this image seen below and described as
“The sapphire Christ, surrounded by luminous circles of fire (gold) and light (silver).” Remember, silver is the most reflective element, reflecting 99% of the light that hits it?! This image is said to “show us the way.”
Then we have the Silver Cord and Chakra Connection. ( just added this section on April 1, 2022)
Here’s exactly how it unfolded with one of my Blue Sapphire students:
Oh, this is getting so good!
- Energy is broadcast from one energy field to the next via chakras
- Connects our spirit/Higher Self/soul to our body while alive here on Planet
- Energetically connected to our solar plexus, heart, third eye, or crown chakras
- Physically connected to the head OR heart organ
- Also known as the “sutratma” (Sanskrit for “The thread of life” )
- It’s elastic yet strong
There’s even a Bible reference to it!:
“- before the silver cord is severed, or the golden bowl is broken; before the pitcher is shattered at the spring, or the wheel broken at the well, and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.” (Ecclesiastes 12:6-7)
It is said that this cord feeds life energy into each organism and is the connection between “soul, subtle bodies and our physical body” but is severed when we pass.
I’ve discovered a great crystal to work with to strengthen Silver Cord is Strengite (pictured above).
It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? (But please don’t let the photo fool you. These are very small crystals that usually grow in clusters on some sort of rock matrix. But the sacred geo morphing in the one above has me blown away~!)
OK, now please check out this great video I stumbled across today which spurred me on to add this entire new section from the info I had long ago researched, taught (to my ACM 1.0’s), and worked with on the Silver Cord:
High Vibe Food + Beverages
Besides working with or wearing silver, as mentioned before, you can also choose to take it internally (after minding the above disclaimer, doing your own due diligence, and not overdoing it!)
Click here to check out this silver-coated dessert, a vanilla creme brulee coated in silver leafing. YUM! It looks like a Christmas ornament!
Recipes I’ve included Colloidal Sliver in:
Click here for my choice of high-quality edible silver flakes or leafing (this is NOT colloidal silver)!
And, um… I kid you not; synchro-mystically, today, as I type this up while on my winter sabbatical, happens to be my 25th wedding anniversary. So, on a hunch, I looked it up, and guess what the traditional 25th wedding anniversary gift happens to be?
Yep, SILVER! And it’s known as the Silver Anniversary. I swear I had no idea… but I’m also not surprised by this. 😉
So this silver properties blog post is my gift to you to help me celebrate! 😀 Thanks for joining me on our silver cosmic journey!
Are you completely amazed by all these silver revelations?
Am I getting way too excited about all these synchro-mysticisms?
It’s OK, you can tell me. 😉
Please let me know in the comments if this info was on par with the gold blog post or even if you totally hated it. You know I’d love to know either way (no hurt feelings here at all… I’m used to people telling me to get lost with this sort of mumbo-jumbo).
This way — I know what kind of crystal topics you want from me most.