Seven Planetary Metals Spread
On This Day
Isaac Newton’s principle and recipe for the philosopher’s stone—the substance that could turn base metals like iron, tin, and lead into gold—was accidentally discovered amidst a collection of old chemistry books at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in 2010.
Sir Isaac Newton, one of the world’s most influential scientists, published the work Principia on this day in 1687. Stating the three universal laws of motion, it enabled advances in the Industrial Revolution. Newton, an alchemist, sought calculations and created blueprints of the philosopher’s stone.
Summation of Spread
The number 7 has esoteric and occult significance relating to all sevens in tarot, including the Chariot. Secret and mysterious, there are 7 days of the week, 7 visible planets, and 7 notes on the musical scale; lucky sevens mark a fortunate gambler.
Use alchemy to inform your life. The oldest branches of alchemy concerned themselves with creating an earthly paradise. Merging the cosmic and terrestrial, alchemy created a correspondence between planetary influences and the spirits of Earth’s metals. This spread is based on the seven planetary metals found on Earth.
Cast Your Cards
Cast the cards in the circular shape of our solar system.
1. Gold (Sun): How am I authoritative?
2. Silver (Moon): How am I intuitive?
3. Copper (Venus): How do I love?
4. Iron (Mars): What gives me willpower?
5. Tin (Jupiter): What brings me success?
6. Mercury (Mercury): What helps me learn?
7. Lead (Saturn): What grounds me?