Prime symbolism of silver deals with the moon and as such it is an attribute of feminine energy.
Chaldeans referenced silver by the female name of Nanna.
Rosicrucian alchemists attributed silver to the goddesses Artemis (Greek).
Renaissance alchemists divined with silver using Diana’s (Roman) personification.
Arabic alchemists invoked the feminine name of Manat when working with silver as an alchemical symbol.
Some quick symbolic meanings of silver:
- Single-ness of Purpose
Silver is symbolic of such attributes as awareness, clarity, and vision because of its bright/clear appearance.
Silver is a symbol for strength because this metal withstands abuse, weathering, and even heat. Nevertheless, it can still be molded into desired forms.
This is symbolic of a subtle strength. The message here is that we ourselves can be flexible enough to be molded into something better – but strong enough to keep our core integrity in tact.
Discover more about symbolism and silver by reading my interview with Göran Jönsson, an artist of sculpted jewelry made of primarily silver and slate.