SilverSilver is a mineral that is said to mirror the soul, strengthen the connection between astral and physical bodies, and enhance intuitive and psychic energies. Silver is mystically considered to improve speech, bring eloquence. It is also purported to attract, enhance and store the energies of gemstones, as well as draw out negative energies. Silver is related to the moon, and moon energies.

Silver is considered a psychic metal, enhancing and empowering the psychic abilities and intuition of the bearer. It is protective, calming, and has money-drawing vibrations. This metal is associated with Lunar energies.

Energy:  Receptive
Planet:  Moon
Element:  Water
Deities:  Isis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Lucina; all Moon and night goddesses
Associated Stones:  Emerald, pearl, jade, lapis, lazuli
Powers:  Invocation, love, psychism, dreams, peace, protection, travel, money

Magical/ritual lore:  Silver is the Moon's metal.  Because it is found in its pure form, it was one of the first metals to be used by humans.  The metal's beauty and scarcity caused it to be fashioned into divine images and offering pieces.

Throughout the world silver is identified with the lunar manifestations of the Great Mother, the eternal Goddess.  To this day, Wiccan high priestesses and those who view the Moon as a sacred s ymbol of the Goddess wear silver crescents in Her honor.  Silver objects are also placed on the altar during Wiccan Full Moon rituals.

Worshippers of the Goddess may ring silver bells to invoke Her presence during rituals.  Since the bell itself is a Goddess symbol and since silver is dedicated to Her, this is a most effective and magically accurate ritual procedure.

Silver is also a popular protective amulet.  In China, small children are guarded by silver lockets worn around the neck.  French couples about to be married are protected by a silver chain.  The notion that silver bullets destroy vampires and werewolves has been spread by modern literature and the cinema.

Silver is the metal of emotions, of the psychic mind, and of love and healing.

Magical uses:  Silver jewelry or empowered stones, such as emeralds, pearls, jade, or lapis lazuli, mounted in silver rings, are worn to attract love.  Or, etch the symbol of Venus (a circle with an equal arm cross below) on a small, round, silver disc.  Place a pink candle over the disc and burn while visualizing love coming into your life.

Because silver is linked with the emotions, some feel overwrought or emotionally overwhelmed if they wear it at the time of the Full Moon.  If this occurs, be aware of it and, if necessary, wear some gold to balance yourself.  Or, simply remove the silver.

Silver is also a psychic-influencing metal.  When worn, it stimulates psychic awareness while lulling the conscious mind.  Many psychics constantly wear silver in order to more easily tap into the subconscious.

On the night of the Full Moon, scry with silver.  Take any piece out into full moonlight.  Compose yourself and hold the silver about two feet from your eyes, resting your hand.  Catch the reflectioin of the Moon on the silver and gaze at this until psychic impulses become known.

Donning silver jewelry before sleep is one method of producing psychic dreams.  If the piece i set with moonstones or any other psychic tone, its effects will be more powerful.  An alternative is to place a piece of silver beneath your pillow.  Still your mind as you lie above the metal.  Visualize your need for a psychic dream.  See yourself as remembering your important dreams in the morning.

If you are angry or nervous, wear some silver.  There is an old belief that anyone touched with a silver ring, no matter what stone was set in it, would immediately become calm.

Silver is used for protective purposes.  As the Moon reflects the light of the Sun, so too does its metal reflect negativity away fromt he wearer.  Tiny silver globes (or any silver jewelry) are worn for magical security.  Silver crescents, whose "horns" turn back evil, are popular worldwide.

This metal is also fashioned into jewelry, empowered, and then worn to keep its wearer's thoughts and moods in line.

Silver is said to be particularly potent in guarding travelers from dangers, especially while at sea.

Something like two-thirds of the world's population use silver (or silver-coated coins) as money.  It is extensively utilized in money drawing magic.

Empower a silver dime with money-attracting vibrations.  If you don't have a silver dime, try a silver bead of some other small piece of silver.  (Note: Only American dimes minted before 1965 are sholly silver).  Place this in or under a candle-holder and then enchant a green candle.  Burn the candle in the holder and visualize unexpected money flowing into your life.

Scott Cunninghma, Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic